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Living images : Egyptian funerary portraits in the Petrie Museum

Author: Janet Picton; Stephen Quirke; Paul Roberts
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2007.
Series: Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The haunting funerary paintings on wood coffins found in Roman Egypt still represent some of the most vivid images that come to us from the ancient world. Acting as a reference for scholars and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Living images.
Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608567491
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Picton; Stephen Quirke; Paul Roberts
ISBN: 9781598742510 1598742515
OCLC Number: 82172639
Description: 318 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Archaeological Context of the Portraits: Recovery and Rediscovery --
1. An Archaeological Context for British Discoveries of Mummy Portraits in the Fayum / Paul C. Roberts --
2. The Hawara Mummy Portraits and the Periodisation of Burial Customs / Stephen Quirke --
3. Extracts from the Petrie Journals / Paul C. Roberts and Stephen Quirke --
4. The Day Diaries from Petrie's Seasons at Hawara, 1888 and 1910-11 / Stephen Quirke --
pt. II. Conservation of Mummy Portraits: Technology and Techniques --
5. Conservation of Mummy Portraits at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek / Lin Spaabaeck --
6. The Fayum Portraits 'They Are Not Art, They Are "Truth"' / Euphrosyne Doxiadis --
7. Recent Conservation of the Petrie Museum Portraits / Richard Jaeschke and Helena Jaeschke --
pt. III. Catalogue of the Panel Portraits in the Petrie Museum: Barbara Adams and Susan Walker --
pt. IV. Barbara Adams --
8. The Life and Work of Barbara Adams / H.S. Smith --
9. Barbara Adams at Hierakonpolis / Renee Friedman --
10. Publications of Barbara Adams / Renee Friedman --
pt. V. Illustrated Index of Hawara Portraits --
Illustrated Index of Hawara Portraits Excavated in 1888 and 1911.
Series Title: Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Picton, Stephen Quirke, Paul C. Roberts.
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