Stela of Nakhi, “Servant in the Place of Truth”, Offering to Osiris and Anubis

Why Do Ancient Egyptian Objects Belong to an Italian Museum?

Visitors to the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Queen Nefertari’s Egypt exhibition may ask, why do ancient Egyptian objects belong to an Italian museum? The brief history below seeks to locate the Museo Egizio’s collection within the larger context of European colonial history in Egypt and the circulation of ancient Egyptian art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read More