The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum

The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum


Written to rejoice the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the attention-grabbing tale of the monstrous sphinx that could be a spotlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic item for the Museum as a complete. The narrative covers the unique excavations and archaeological background of the Sphinx, the way it got here to Philadelphia, and the unforeseen ways that the Sphinx's tale intersects with the heritage of Philadelphia, the college of Pennsylvania, and the Museum ahead of global struggle I.

The booklet positive aspects abundant illustrations—photographs, letters, newspaper tales, postcards, maps, and drawings—drawn principally from the large fabrics within the Museum documents. pictures of comparable artifacts within the Penn Museum's Egyptian assortment and different gadgets from the Egyptian, close to East, and Mediterranean Sections (many now not on view and a few by no means ahead of published), in addition to items in museums within the usa, Europe, and Egypt, position the tale of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a much wider context. The writing variety is casual and textual content is woven round the snap shots that shape the spine of the narrative. The booklet is designed to be of curiosity to a large viewers of grownup readers yet available and fascinating to more youthful readers as well.

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