Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum

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This beautiful book presents a selection of the finest and most historically important works in the Myers Museum at Eton College, which possesses one of the world's finest collections of ancient Egyptian decorative arts. The core of the collection was brought together by Major W. J. Myers, an old Etonian who was posted to Cairo in the 1880s. Myers's hope was that the works would be an inspiration for future generations of Eton students; with the publication of this book the objects will have an impact on a much ...
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Overview

This beautiful book presents a selection of the finest and most historically important works in the Myers Museum at Eton College, which possesses one of the world's finest collections of ancient Egyptian decorative arts. The core of the collection was brought together by Major W. J. Myers, an old Etonian who was posted to Cairo in the 1880s. Myers's hope was that the works would be an inspiration for future generations of Eton students; with the publication of this book the objects will have an impact on a much wider audience. The volume—which discusses more than one hundred works of art, all reproduced in full color—will be not only a useful reference but a source of pleasure for students and professionals alike.

This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at Eton College from 20 September 1999 to 30 June 2000 and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 26 September 2000 to 21 January 2001.

b>About the Authors:
Stephen Spurr is curator of the Myers Museum at Eton College. Nicholas Reeves is guest curator for the accompanying exhibition at Eton College.

Stephen Quirke is curator at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300086904
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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