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Hornung, Erik & Betsy M. Bryan (eds.).
The Quest for Immortality. Treasures of Ancient Egypt.

Washington National Gallery: 2002.

"From the beginning of their civilization, ancient Egyptians conceived of an immortal afterlife, devoting vast material resources and energy into preparations for eternity. This catalog, filled with vivid photographs of objects from Cairo's Egyptian Museum, discusses their continually evolving understanding of the afterlife in the period from the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC), when stability and prosperity fostered a flowering of cultural activity, to the Late Period (664-332 BC). More than 100 objects are shown in detail-coffins, tombs, masks, papyri, sarcophagi, and sculpture, some in multiple images or with full-page closeups-and the introductory essays are illustrated with some 75 additional color photographs."

Softcover. 9.5"x11.5", 246 pages, packed with color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95153
Price: $ 35.00      



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