Category Archives: California

Stumbling Upon Mentuhotep, Overseer of the Granaries

“Huh. That looks familiar” I often think this about seeing artifacts in older publications–like I might have seen them before in a small museum, unlabeled, or labeled “unprovenanced.” ¬†For example, I was pretty convinced that one of the coffins in … Continue reading

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A “Remuddled” Yellow Coffin At Stanford University

At some point in the last decade of the 19th century a Doctor R H Plummer, Professor of Anatomy at the oldest medical college in the Western United States, ¬†traveled to Egypt and bought himself a mummy case along with … Continue reading

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Horemheb the Renep Priest in The Bay Area

At a local antique store, amidst the mouldering old books and the vases that seem to wait for Marie Antoinette herself to walk in the door and fork over exorbitant prices for their kitschy beauty is a rare object: a … Continue reading

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