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Temples and tombs; treasures of Egyptian art from the British Museum.


Temples and tombs; treasures of Egyptian art from the British Museum.

Russmann, Edna R. et al.

U. of Washington Pr.


136 pages




Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the British Museum, this attractive volume presents 85 objects in full-page color plates. Items include portraits, statues, relief, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, papyri, ostraca, and funerary items. Russman (curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum) authored the introduction. James and Strudwick, (both of the British Museum) each offer an essay, the former discussing the history of Egyptian collections in the British Museum and the latter providing historical and technical background to the illustrations. The book concludes with a chronology of periods and dynasties from 5000 B.C. to A.D. 642. Copublished by the University of Washington Press and the American Federation of Arts.

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