Mace, Arthur Cruttenden


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Mace was the Assistant Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York beginning in 1901 and helped develop an area of the museum devoted to Egyptian artifacts and history. He traveled to Egypt where he worked on archeological expeditions. He was later made the Assistant Curator of the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum. Mace worked with Howard Carter in the excavation of the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. He is credited with directing the first Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Egyptologist, Museum Curator


"Diospolis Parva, The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu, 1898-9" with W.M.F. Petrie (1901)
"El Amrah and Abydos, 1899-1901" with D. R. Maciver (1902)
"The Early Dynastic Cemeteries of Naga-ed-Der" pt. 2 (1908-09)
"The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht" with H. E. Winlock (1916)
"The Tomb of Tut.Ankh.Amen" with H. Carter (1922-23)
"Who Was Who in Egyptology," Dawson and Uphill, accessed January 28th 2015
"In Memory of Arthur Cruttenden Mace." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. 23.5 (1928): 122-123. Print.


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Abbreviated Biography

Museum Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and director of their first Egyptian Expedition. He worked with Howard Carter on the tomb of Tutankhamun.


Mace, Arthur Cruttenden



“Mace, Arthur Cruttenden,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed December 6, 2019,

Item Relations

This Item is mentioned in Item: Volume 9 1901-1902
This Item is mentioned in Item: Volume 10 1902-1903
This Item is mentioned in Item: January 3rd 1903
This Item is mentioned in Item: March 7th 1902