The exhibit is starting here in the LA area and we’re going to LACMA in July to go see it. I am of course, brimming with excitement. However, I have a third hand account that I was hoping a knowledgeable Doper (is there any other kind?) could clear up for me.
A cow-orker of The Highwayman’s said there was a law in Egypt prohibiting the solid gold funerary mask from being taken out of the country (cow-orker got this from Good Morning America). Is this true? 'Cause it’s on all their advertisements - which I canunderstand, as it is the single most iconic piece of Egyptian art. I know there are a lot of other great things to see in this exhibit, but of course I really, really wanna see the mask.