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Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum

Author: T G H James; Edna R Russmann; British Museum.; Toledo Museum of Art.; et al
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press ; New York : American Federation of Arts, 2001.
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"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Eternal Egypt.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press ; New York : American Federation of Arts, 2001
(OCoLC)606531828
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T G H James; Edna R Russmann; British Museum.; Toledo Museum of Art.; et al
ISBN: 9780520230828 0520230825 1885444192 9781885444196 0520230868 9780520230866
OCLC Number: 45422144
Notes: Published in connection with a traveling exhibition held at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, and seven other institutions between Mar. 1, 2000 and Sept. 21, 2003.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 31 cm.
Contents: A historical overview of Egyptian art / Edna R. Russmann --
Aspects of Egyptian art / Edna R. Russman ; Two dimensional representation ; Portraiture ; Archaism --
The formation and growth of the Egyptian collections of the British Museum / T.G.H. James --
Catalogue. Early Dynastic period (cat. nos. 1-3) ; Old Kingdom (cat. nos. 4-11) ; Middle Kingdom (cat. nos. 12-42) ; New Kingdom (cat. nos. 43-98) ; New Kingdom to Ptolemaic period (cat. nos. 99-105) ; New Kingdom to Roman period (cat. nos. 106-11) ; Third intermediate period (cat. nos. 112-22) ; Third intermediate period to Late period (cat. nos. 123-28) ; Late period (cat. nos. 129-37) ; Ptolemaic period (cat. nos. 138-44).
Responsibility: Edna R. Russmann ; preface by W.V. Davies ; essays by T.G.H. James and Edna R. Russmann ; entries by Carol Andrews ... [et al.].

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"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The British Museum and drawn exclusively from the collection of The British Museum, which is among the finest in the world. Illustrated with images of the works in the exhibition, as well as comparative materials, Eternal Egypt is that rare book of interest and value to the general and scholarly audience alike."--BOOK JACKET.

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"[An] excellent catalog, full of clear illustrations of both delightful tidbits and impressive masterworks. Easy to use and fun to read."--"Library Journal

 
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