Saturday, 2 April 2016

Reports from Art World that Sekhemka Buyer is American Collector


Sources in the Art World suggest that the anonymous purchaser who paid  £15.76 million for the statue of the Egyptian Scribe Sekhemka is a private collector based in the USA. 
The Pipeline reports: "The purchase of the statue by a private collector who would remove Sekhemka from public display in Northampton Museum and place it beyond the reach of researchers was the greatest fear of campaigners from the Save Sekhemka Action Group [SSAG] in Northampton and Cairo, which fought to prevent the sale of the statue and then to ensure it remains available for the public to enjoy and scholars to research."
See the whole article by The Pipeline here.

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