Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Archutecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Archutecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

by David P. Silverman
     
 

Lavishly illustrated in color, this book presents a spectacular collection of archaeological and artistic treasures covering the extent of Egyptian art from the Predynastic Period of the fourth millennium B.C. to the Greco-Roman period of the fourth century A.D. The volume features more than 130 objects ranging from architectural elements of a royal palace and

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Lavishly illustrated in color, this book presents a spectacular collection of archaeological and artistic treasures covering the extent of Egyptian art from the Predynastic Period of the fourth millennium B.C. to the Greco-Roman period of the fourth century A.D. The volume features more than 130 objects ranging from architectural elements of a royal palace and funerary chapel to delicate jewelry and textile fragments, and contains many objects never previously shown in print. In an introductory essay David P. Silverman documents major expeditions to sites in Egypt and Nubia and summarizes the new information gleaned about ancient Egyptian civilization. Donald B. Redford provides a general treatment of ancient Egypt history. The objects themselves are introduced with concise essays by recognized Egyptologists: Edward Brovarski, Rita E. Freed, Arielle P. Kozloff, David O'Connor, Edna R. Russmann, William K. Simpson, and Josef W. Wegner. Contributors--
Edward Brovarski, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Rita Freed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Arielle Kozloff, Cleveland Museum of Art
David O'Connor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Donald Redford, University of Toronto
Edna. R. Russman, Brooklyn Museum of Art
David Silverman, University of Pennsylvania
William Kelly Simpson, Yale University
Josef W. Wegner, University of Pennsylvania

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931707367
Publisher:
University Museum Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
300

Meet the Author

David P. Silverman is Professor and Chair, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania. He is also Curator-in-Charge, Egyptian Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.

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