Dr Cimba (? -1824)

Italian physician
Dr Cimba (died 1824), Italian physician. He was private medical attendant of Henry Salt, the British consul-general in Alexandria. Like his employer, he started collecting antiquities. After his death from the plague, his widow Maria brought the collection to Leghorn in Italy, where a large part of it was sold in 1827 to the Dutch government. For the Leiden Museum, the Cimba collection thus formed the second large acquisition of Egyptian antiquities.