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.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 10th September 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.186