The collection of the Staatliches Museum Agyptischer Kunst (State Museum of Egyptian Art) offers an overview of over 5,000 years of ancient Egypt. The establishment of the collection has a long history, emerging in the end of the 16th century in the collections of Bavarian princes and continuing to expand gradually. The most recent period of acquisitions in the early 20th century were through Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Bissing, a Professor of Egyptology at the University of Munich.
The listing of 'Munich' on the distribution lists does not necessarily mean the Museum. "Munich” often means Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bissing, professor of the Egyptological Institute at Munich University. His scientific estate stayed with the family and was dispersed in later years. The fate of these objects is therefore diverse: some were given as a gift to the Staatliches Museum Munich collection, others were sold to Munich and others disappeared into the art market.
Related archive documents
Loeben, Christian E. 2013-2014. The new State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich. KMT 24 (4), 34-49.
Mori, Takashi 2015. 州立エジプト美術博物館（ミュンヒェン）のリニューアル ―ヴィッテルスバッハ家のエジプトコレクション― / The renovation of the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich: the Egypt collection of the House of Wittelsbach. The Journal of Center for the Global Study of Cultural Heritage and Culture 3, 203-221.