James Simon: Philantrop und Kunstmäzen

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One of the most important art patrons of his time, James Simon donated nearly on thousand works of art to the National Museums of Berlin, including the famed bust Nefertiti. Now the complete collection of works bequeathed by Simon is presented in book form. Arranged by museum, these pieces comprise Egyptian artifacts, master paintings, objects from Asia, Europe, and the Byzantine Empire, as well as prints, drawings, and rare coins. Contributions from the museums' directors reveal how these works serve Simon's efforts to preserve cultural values and tradition as well as reflect his own integrity and tremendous humanitarianism.

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Contents

Vorwort und Dank Preface and Acknowledgements
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Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection
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Vorderasiatisches Museum Museum of the Ancient Near East
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