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Ancient Egypt in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, 2 Volumes: Volumes 1-11 (1968-1976) Supplement: Volumes 12-13 (1977-1978). New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1987, 1996. "In the journal of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, numerous articles have appeared over the years that have analyzed ancient Egyptian artifacts in the museum's superb collection. This two-volume set collects these articles over a ten-year period, representing much original research in understanding ancient Egyptian culture and society. The articles are well illustrated with drawings and black and white photos and are extensively indexed". 2 volumes. Hardcover & Softcover. 8.5"x11", 201 + 34 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95180
Price: $ 40.00       

Dawson, Julie, Christina Rozeik & Margot M. Wright (eds.). Decorated Surfaces on Ancient Egyptian Objects: Technology, Deterioration and Conservation. Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum/Archetype Publications: 2010. "From monumental tomb paintings to delicate ivories, ancient Egyptian objects are some of the most complex and fragile encountered by archaeologists, curators and conservators. Those who examine, analyse and treat them face a number of practical and ethical challenges. This volume of papers, by an international group of experts, focuses on decorated surfaces including polychrome wood, coloured basketry, patinated metal and painted textile. Aspects of technology, investigation and treatment are examined, as well as broader issues of preservation, storage and display. A comprehensive review of past and current treatments for organic objects is followed by thought provoking case studies, technical surveys and innovative solutions to conservation problems. Wide-ranging, authoritative and accessible, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with the study and care of ancient Egyptian objects". Softcover. 8.5"x12", 181 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90443
Price: $ 80.00       

Fox, Penelope. Tutankhamun's Treasures. London Oxford University Press: 1951. A pictorial survey of the treasures laid in Tut's tomb for his afterlife, first described and analyzed and then beautifully illustrated in stunning b/w photographs. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 40 pages of text plus 72 b/w plates with facing descriptions worn dj.

Inventory #: 9717
Price: $ 25.00       

Friedman, Florence Dunn (ed.). Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. Thames & Hudson: 1998. "This catalog, from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design's international traveling exhibition, is an in-depth study of ancient Egyptian faience-figures, jewelry, and objects made from a non-clay ceramic material with a bright blue or polychrome glazed surface. More than 200 pieces spanning 3,000 years are displayed here in 224 color plates, with an additional 250 black and white photos and drawings, depicting a variety of small domestic items: lidded jars and pots a portable, partitioned inkwell with a rotating top a royal cosmetic jar inlay tiles goblets scarabs and amulets. Illustrated essays explore the meaning of faience within Egyptian culture, discussing its uses, symbolism, and technology." Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. Published at $75.00.

Inventory #: 95046
Price: $ 40.00       

Goddio, Franck & David Fabre (eds.) Egypt's Sunken Treasures. Prestel: 2008. "In the shallow waters of Aboukir Bay off the coast of Egypt, the ruins of three ancient cities -Alexandria, Heraklion, and Canopus- lie along with valuable clues to the way their citizens lived and worshipped. French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discusses the relics he's discovered, including statuary, jewelry, pediments, stone tablets, and fragments of buildings, all lost for nearly 2,000 years, as well as what these things imply about their societies. The book is remarkable for its 600 color photographs, including underwater views and exhibit photos of 490 objects restored and installed in museums, ranging from colossal figures to delicate pieces in gold and precious stones". Hardcover. 10"x11", 400 pages, color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35375
Price: $ 40.00       

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       

Lesko, Barbara S. The Remarkable Women of Ancient Egypt. Berkeley B.C. Scribe Publications: 1978. A short study which grew out of the author's paper delivered at the "Symposium on Women in the Near East". She examines the Royal women of Egypt, working women in Egypt, women in cults, women under Egyptian law, and the woman and her house. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 34 pages, black & white and color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34587
Price: $ 20.00       

Manley, Bill & Aidan Dodson. Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins. National Museums Scotland: 2010. "National Museums Scotland is home to a world-class collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Within the collections can be found many exceptional funerary items: the royal burial group from Qurna, the coffin of the priest Iufenamun, and the unusual double-coffin and mummies of the young half brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. Similarly of great interest are the numerous figures who were responsible for collecting, researching and preserving these collections over the years - egyptologists, curators and historians". Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 176 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90458
Price: $ 29.95       

Roehrig, Catherine H. (ed.). Hatshepsut. From Queen to Pharaoh. Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press: 2005. "The female pharaoh Hatshepsut-whose mummy was positively identified in Cairo in June 2007-reigned for nearly 20 years in the 15th century BC, first as a regent for her stepson Thutmose III and then as senior co-ruler. By tradition she was often depicted as male, and was one of the most successful of the female pharaohs yet after her death monuments bearing her image were defaced and her name was erased from historical accounts. This catalog presents 200 objects in color from this unique and highly creative period, including architecture, royal sculpture and reliefs, ceremonial objects, personal items, and dazzling jewelry". Softcover. 9"x12", 340 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. Published for $45.00.

Inventory #: 95080
Price: $ 25.00       

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