Art: 45 CENTURIES LOOK DOWN ON BOSTON

Put on exhibition last fortnight at Boston's big Museum of Fine Arts, this fragile limestone and plaster bust of Prince Ankh-haef of ancient Egypt had to be put in a special airconditioned showcase, because changes of humidity might crumble it. Every day Associate Curator Dows Dunham, of the Museum's Egyptian Department, checked temperature and humidity (see cut) to see how Ankh-haef was getting along. The ancient Egyptian bust was part of one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of portraiture ever assembled. Ranging from such 4,550-year-old items to Post-Impressionist Van Gogh, the exhibition...

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