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A catalogue of Rodin’s Egyptian collections
- Project lead: Bénédicte Garnier (Musée Rodin) ; Nathalie Lienhard (Centre de recherche égyptologiques de la Sorbonne)
- Partners : Sorbonne Université – Musée du Louvre – Service des musées de France
- Calendrier : finalisation expected in 2022
The catalogue – covering a corpus of over 1,000 statues, statuettes, elements of funerary decoration, ritual and funerary furniture, Coptic textiles, etc. – follows on from previous research on Rodin’s collection of Greco-Roman antiquities. The Egyptological part of this project is being conducted in partnership with the Centre de Recherches Égyptologiques de la Sorbonne and the Musée du Louvre; the Musée Rodin is researching the history of the objects, their place in the collection and how the artist acquired them.
The aim of the project is to publish a catalogue raisonné of the entire collection, from a dual perspective: a full Egyptological study by experts in the field, and a historical study pertaining specifically to the collections assembled by Auguste Rodin.
Showcasing the research results:
The online publication of Rodin’s Egyptian collection (over 600 artwork descriptions are already online).