Art Of Death In Graeco-roman Egypt


Shire Publications Ltd

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Some of the most spectacular discoveries made in Egypt during the twentieth century were in the field of Graeco-Roman funerary archaeology - the poignant mummy portraits and stelae the extensive cemeteries of Alexandria Marina el-Alamein and Tuna el-Gebel the magnificent golden mummies of Bahariya - and this work brings together in one volume an introduction to all the categories of funerary art of the period. A wide range of material is presented - tomb decoration stelae sarcophagi coffins mummy cases funerary masks portraits and cinerary urns - in order to give the reader an overview of the various categories and their inter-relationship. A fine example of the impact made when three great artistic traditions collide and intermingle the material plays an important role in the history of ancient art in general. Book jacket.

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