Nora E. Scott

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Dates: 
1905 - 1994

British-American Egyptologist; she was born at Prestwick, Scotland, 14 July 1905, daughter of Ernest Findlay Scott, Professor of New Testament Literature, Queen’s College, Kingston, Ontario, 1908-1919 and then Professor of Biblical Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York, and Annie Roxburgh Dunlop; she was educated at Horace Mann School, Barnard College; BA in Classics; she then studied Egyptology at Oxford University under Griffith and Blackman; MA; she excavated at Armant, 1929-30; she joined the staff of the Dept. of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1931, becoming assistant curator, associate curator, and Curator of the Dept., 1970-3; she was also Adjunct Professor at Columbia University; she published Egyptian Statues, with C. Sheeler, 1945; Egyptian Statuettes, with C. Sheeler, 1946; The Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians, 1947, revised as The Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians, 1973; and many articles in BMMA; she died in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 5 April 1994.