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Edwin Smith (1822-1906)

Object Number: 
1900.1
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 1/4 in. ( 86.4 x 69.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: oval black: "Prepared by Edwd Dechaux New York"
Gallery Label: 
An Egyptologist, Smith was one of the earliest students of Egyptian hieroglyphics. For twenty years he lived at Luxor where in 1862 he acquired the important surgical papyrus which was presented to the Society by his daughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group