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Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934), Orientalist; keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at British Museum
Sitter in 4 portraits
Orientalist, E. A. Wallis Budge studied Hebrew, Syriac, Akkadian and ancient Egyptian part-time while working at W.H. Smith & Sons (1870-8). After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1883 he joined the British Museum and in 1894 he became Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities. Prolific, but not always accurate, he made numerous journeys to the Near East to acquire antiquities and published over 100 monographs.