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Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

February 1 – February 28, 1949
Ground Floor, East Central Lobby

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 28 small pieces spanned 3,000 years, from the Fourth Dynasty c. 2700 B.C. to Hellenistic 30 B.C. They had been exhibited at the British Museum in London before and after World War II. The most important single work was the obsidian head of Amenemhat III (Middle Kingdom 1800 B.C.). 12 new display cases were constructed by the staff for the exhibition. The works in this exhibition were lent to the National Gallery by C.S. Gulbenkian for an indefinite period.

Catalog: Egyptian Sculpture from the Gulbenkian Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1949.