Egyptian Art: Selected Writings of Bernard V. Bothmer

Egyptian Art: Selected Writings of Bernard V. Bothmer

by Bernard V. Bothmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195130715

ISBN-13: 9780195130713

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This collection of the late Bernard V. Bothmer's writings represents some of the most significant scholarship on Egyptian art by a pioneer in the field. Introduced by his colleague T.G.H. James, former Keeper of the Egyptian Collection at the British Museum, and his former student, Rita Freed, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum

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This collection of the late Bernard V. Bothmer's writings represents some of the most significant scholarship on Egyptian art by a pioneer in the field. Introduced by his colleague T.G.H. James, former Keeper of the Egyptian Collection at the British Museum, and his former student, Rita Freed, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, these articles span a broad range of topics on Egyptian art, from the origins of ancient Egypt to the Roman period. Bothmer's writings are complemented by more than 450 photographs, many from his Corpus of Late Egyptian Sculpture, the fruits of his research in museums, private collections, and art dealer's galleries around the world. Bothmer selected these photographs to illuminate his object-based methodology and to introduce scholars and the public to new fields of art historical inquiry.

This compendium makes many of Bothmer's articles and ideas accessible to a wide audience for the first time, highlighting his tremendous commitment to Egyptian sculpture of all periods. Art historians, museum curators, students, and all those interested in Egyptian art will find this book an invaluable source of information. Bothmer's influence, both as a teacher and a scholar, will live on in this collected volume.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130713
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Bernard V. Bothmer: doctor doctissimus optimisque artibus eruditissimus
Introduction: Bernard V. Bothmer and Egyptian Art History
1A Wooden Statue of Dynasty VI3
2Notes on the Mycerinus Triad11
3The Signs of Age25
4Membra Dispersa: King Amenhotep II Making an Offering39
5Delta Sites I-V57
6Block Statues of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom: I. Ipepy's Funerary Monument83
7The Philadelphia-Cairo Statue of Osorkon II (Membra Dispersa III)103
8Block Statues of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom: II. The Sculpture of Teta's Son121
9A New Field of Egyptian Art: Sculpture of the Late Period143
10A Brooklyn Head on a Cairo Statue: The Egyptian Priest Wesir-wer157
11Private Sculpture of Dynasty XVIII in Brooklyn167
12Bemused and Benign: A Fragmentary Head of Dynasty XIII in the Brooklyn Museum199
13A New Fragment of an Old Palette209
14More Statues of Senenmut217
15Musings of an ARCE Fellow at Work in Cairo237
16Apotheosis in Late Egyptian Sculpture249
17A Bust of Ny-user-ra from Byblos, in Beirut, Lebanon279
18The Head That Grew a Face: Notes on a Fine Forgery289
19The Karnak Statue of Ny-user-ra (Membra Dispersa IV)299
20A Contemporary of King Amenhotep II at Karnak315
21Ancient Nubia and the Northern Sudan: A New Field of Art History321
22Revealing Man's Fate in Man's Face329
23The Block Statue of Ankh-khonsu in Boston and Cairo (Membra Dispersa V)337
24The Significance of Nubian Art355
25On Realism in Egyptian Funerary Sculpture of the Old Kingdom371
26The Brussels-Brooklyn Statue of Bakenrenef (Membra Dispersa VI)395
27Egyptian Antecedents of Roman Republican Verism407
28The Great Naos at Mendes and Its Sculpture433
29Eyes and Iconography in the Splendid Century: King Amenhotep III and His Aftermath443
30Hellenistic Elements in Egyptian Sculpture of the Ptolemaic Period465
Bibliography of Bernard V. Bothmer495
Photograph Credits503
Index of Owners509
General Index515

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