An Excavation Of One Of The World’s Greatest Art Collections

  The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936; Munsey Fund, 1932; FLETCHER FUND, 1931; Amelia B. Lazarus Fund, 1910; Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951; getty images About 4,000 years ago, an Egyptian senior government official named Meketre rode up the Nile, his dozen oarsmen straining against the prevailing northerly winds. Meketre was a kind of data collector, tasked with accounting the comings and goings of royal goods. As he stood on his boat, he may have been conducting a census of cattle or a count of baskets of…

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