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The most prominent Dutchman in Egypt' (Paperback)

Jan Herman Insinger and the Egyptian collection in Leiden

Ancient History > Ancient Egypt & Egyptology

Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Pages: 150
Illustrations: 56fc/17bw
ISBN: 9789088905513
Published: 8th August 2018
Casemate UK Academic

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Jan Herman Insinger was a well-known character in the history of Egyptology, mainly because his name has been linked forever with a famous demotic wisdom papyrus now in Leiden. Although he is mentioned by many of his contemporaries, biographical notes on Insinger rarely surpass a few lines and can be quite inaccurate. However, a lot of information can be gathered from the Archives of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden and other sources, both published and unpublished ones. These documents enable us to sketch a brief biography of this fascinating figure.

 

Former studies by the present author dealt with Insinger’s activities as a photographer and a traveller. The present volume focuses on Insinger’s activities as an art collector. Insinger can be regarded as a maecenas of the Leiden Museum. Thus, a study of this aspect of his manifold interests is mainly relevant for the information it provides on the growth of the Egyptian treasures in Leiden.

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