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Egyptian collection of the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona

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The egyptian collection of the Museum of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona is formed by a core group of materials formed at the end of 700, about 30 objects, gathered by the brothers  Venuti, antiquarians, and from a large  group (approximately 350 objects), gifts sent by Guido Corbelli (1841-1902) who, thanks to his role as Apostolic Delegate to the Saudi and Egypt, long-lived in Alexandria where he gathered the findings today at Palazzo Casati, place of the Academy. In times more recent are added to another small group of objects to legacy private. For a description of the museum, see the official website:

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Collection data

1955, Botti G.,  “Le antichità egiziane del Museo dell’Accademia di Cortona ordinate e descritte”, Firenze
1992, Bocci Pacini P., Maetzke A.M. (a cura di), “Il Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona”, Firenze