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Wilkinson, Charles

    Full Name: Wilkinson, Charles

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): ancient, Early Western World, Egyptian (ancient), Mediterranean (Early Western World), and Near Eastern (Early Western World)

    Institution(s): Metropolitan Museum of Art


    Founder of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Wilkinson began as an assistant (copyist) to Albert M. Lythgoe in his Egyptian excavations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


    Tomkins, Calvin. Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2nd. ed. New York: Henry Holt, 1989, p. 137.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Wilkinson, Charles." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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