Egypt Embodied: The Vatican Nile

  title={Egypt Embodied: The Vatican Nile},
  author={Molly Swetnam‐Burland},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={439 - 457}
The Vatican Nile, a monumental marble sculpture once displayed in Rome's Iseum Campense with a companion Tiber, has had a rich post-Antique afterlife. Long in the collections of the Vatican, both sculptures were taken as spolia to Paris in 1797. Only the Nile returned to Rome. Though long understood as pendants, their physical divorce created a scholarly tradition that treats the Vatican Nile primarily in isolation, as the classic example of a broader sculptural type. The present article shifts… 
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