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Title Living Images : Egyptian Funerary Portraits in the Petrie Museum
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Series UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications
Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Contents pt. I. The Archaeological Context of the Portraits: Recovery and Rediscovery -- 1. An Archaeological Context for British Discoveries of Mummy Portraits in the Fayum / Paul C. Roberts -- 2. The Hawara Mummy Portraits and the Periodisation of Burial Customs / Stephen Quirke -- 3. Extracts from the Petrie Journals / Paul C. Roberts and Stephen Quirke -- 4. The Day Diaries from Petrie's Seasons at Hawara, 1888 and 1910-11 / Stephen Quirke -- pt. II. Conservation of Mummy Portraits: Technology and Techniques -- 5. Conservation of Mummy Portraits at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek / Lin Spaabaeck -- 6. The Fayum Portraits 'They Are Not Art, They Are "Truth"' / Euphrosyne Doxiadis -- 7. Recent Conservation of the Petrie Museum Portraits / Richard Jaeschke and Helena Jaeschke -- pt. III. Catalogue of the Panel Portraits in the Petrie Museum: Barbara Adams and Susan Walker -- pt. IV. Barbara Adams -- 8. The Life and Work of Barbara Adams / H.S. Smith -- 9. Barbara Adams at Hierakonpolis / Renee Friedman -- 10. Publications of Barbara Adams / Renee Friedman -- pt. V. Illustrated Index of Hawara Portraits -- Illustrated Index of Hawara Portraits Excavated in 1888 and 1911
Summary The haunting funerary paintings on wood coffins found in Roman Egypt still represent some of the most vivid images that come to us from the ancient world. These paintings were first discovered by Flinders Petrie, father of modern archaeology, in his excavations in the Egyptian Fayum during the 1880s and have rested at University College London for over 100 years. Now, the Petrie Museum is bringing this corpus of paintings to the public in a stunning catalog. Living Images is a beautiful and authoritative presentation of the restored collection that will be an essential reference for scholars and a fascinating read for general audiences. Central to the volume is a complete catalog of the mummy portraits uncovered by Petrie, including full color illustrations and descriptions of technical and stylistic features and iconographic characteristics. To add to the value of the volume, articles describe the process of finding the mummies, explain the place of funerary assemblages in the history of Egyptian burial customs, offer an introduction to Egyptian portrait painting, and explain the conservation issues presented by the coffins. Petrie's own reflections on his finds are also included. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Egyptologist Barbara Adams and co-sponsored by the Petrie Museum
Notes Print version record
Subject Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology -- Catalogs.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- Fayyūm
Mummy portraits -- Egypt -- Fayyūm -- Catalogs
Mummy portraits -- England -- London -- Catalogs
Portraits, Roman -- Egypt -- Fayyūm -- Catalogs
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- Human Figure.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mummy portraits.
Portraits, Roman.
Egypt -- Fayyūm.
England -- London.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Picton, Janet.
Quirke, Stephen.
Roberts, Paul, 1961-
ISBN 1315425238