Friday, 17 August 2012

Northampton Council to Consider sale of Egyptian Statue

If you have a spare £2 million to spare, you may want to consider an Egyptian statue which Northampton Borough Council are thinking of selling.

A routine valuation of the museum's collection identified the statue of Sekhemka, which has been in the museum for over 150 years, as a potential way of raising investment for other projects.

The inscribed statue, from the Old Kingdom period, is a tomb model of a high official; his wife, Sitmerit, is portrayed sitting at his feet.  The painted limestone figure is now in a secret, secure location and its future will be decided in September.

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