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Between heaven and earth : birds in ancient Egypt

Author: Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer; Anna R Ressman; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum,
Publisher: Chicago : Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2012.
Series: Oriental Institute Museum publications, no. 35.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bailleul-LeSuer, Rozenn.
Between heaven and earth.
Chicago : Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2012
(OCoLC)854768044
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer; Anna R Ressman; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum,
ISBN: 9781885923929 1885923929
OCLC Number: 813390428
Notes: "This volume has been published in conjunction with the exhibition Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt, October 15, 2012-July 28, 2013"--Title page verso.
"About the contributors": pages 11-13.
"List of birds": page 217.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Gil Stein --
Preface / Jack Green --
List of contributors --
Introduction / Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer --
Time line of Egyptian history --
Map of principal areas and sites mentioned in the text --
I. The revered and the hunted : the role of birds in ancient Egyptian society. 1. From kitchen to temple : the practical role of birds in ancient Egypt / Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer ; 2. The role of birds within the religious landscape of ancient Egypt / Foy Scalf ; 3. An eternal aviary : bird mummies from ancient Egypt / Salima Ikram ; 4. Sheltering wings : birds as symbols of protection in ancient Egypt / Randy Shonkwiler ; 5. Pharaoh was a good egg, but whose egg was he? / Arielle P. Kozloff ; 6. Birds in the ancient Egyptian and Coptic alphabets / François Gaudard ; 7. Birds and bird imagery in the Book of Thoth / Richard Jasnow ; 8. Birds in late antique Egypt / Susan H. Auth --
II. Ancient Egyptian birds and modern science. 9. Bird identification from art, artifacts, and hieroglyphs : an ornithologist's viewpoint / John Wyatt ; 10. Bird behavior in ancient Egyptian art / Linda Evans ; 11. Studying avian mummies at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology : past, present, and future work / Lidija M. McKnight ; 12. Medical CT scanning of ancient bird mummies / Bin Jiang, MD, and Michael Vannier, MD ; 13. Challenges in CT scanning of avian mummies / Charles A. Pelizzari, Chad R. Haney, Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer, J.P. Brown, and Christian Wietholt ; 14. Terahertz pulse imaging of an Egyptian bird mummy / J. Bianca Jackson, Gérard Mourou, Julien Labaune, and Michel Menu --
III. Epilogue. 15. The avifauna of the Egyptian Nile Valley : changing times / Sherif Baha el Din --
IV. Catalog. Birds in creation myths ; Pharaoh the living Horus and his avian subjects ; Birds as protection in life ; Fowling in the marshes and aviculture. Nina de Garis Davies's facsimiles from the painted tomb-chapel of Nebamun ; Bird motifs in ancient Egyptian arts and crafts ; Birds in the writing system ; Birds in the religious life of ancient Egyptians. Falcon cults. Ibis Cults ; Birds in death and the afterlife --
Appendix: Bird anatomy --
Concordance of museum registration numbers --
Checklist of the exhibit --
List of birds --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Oriental Institute Museum publications, no. 35.
Other Titles: Birds in ancient Egypt
Responsibility: edited by Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer ; with new photography by Anna R. Ressman.

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