New York, NY, Brooklyn Museum

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New York, NY, Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art
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Institutional history: 

In 1837 the New York Historical Society loaned to the museum the Abbott collection, which when it was purchased in 1860 became the first important collection of Egyptian antiquities owned by a public institution in the United States. In 1948, the Abbott collection was purchased by the museum. 

Notes on distribution: 

66 objects from the Egypt Exploration Fund were transferred to Denver Museum of Nature and Science in the 1950s.

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