Sekhemka has ‘gone for good’, fear Northampton campaigners, after it is confirmed the statue is in the US



Campaigners who fought tooth and nail to keep the Sekhemka statue in Northampton fear it will never be seen again after the Egyptian monument was exported to the United States.
The 4,500-year-old statue, believed to depict a court scribe, used to take pride of place in the “Life and Soul” exhibition at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.
Many townsfolk will even remember being able to touch it while it was on display.
But in 2014 Northampton Borough Council controversially sold the item at auction for nearly £16 million in order to fund a museum extension. The anonymous bidder was rumoured... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 23
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