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The Archaeology of Egypt in the Third Intermediate Period

The Archaeology of Egypt in the Third Intermediate Period

Author: James E. Bennett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108482080

Category: History

Page: 375

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This book is aimed at students, teachers, and academics who have an interest in the study of urbanism in Egypt and the ancient world. This book provides for the first time, an up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of Egyptian urbanism during the Third Intermediate Period (1076-664 BCE).

The Egyptian Collection at Norwich Castle Museum

The Egyptian Collection at Norwich Castle Museum

Author: Faye Kalloniatis

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789251975

Category: History

Page: 464

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The Egyptian Collection at Norwich Castle Museum represents the first full publication of this important collection which contains several outstanding objects. Part 1 begins with an outline of the acquisition history of the Egyptian collection and its display within Norwich Castle in 1894, when it was converted from a prison to a museum. The collection was largely acquired between the nineteenth and first part of the twentieth centuries. Its most prominent donor was Flaxman Spurrell, whose varied collection of flints, faience beads and necklaces as well as Late Antique cloths was obtained from Sir Flinders Petrie. Also prominent was the Norwich-based Colman family, most notable for its manufacture of mustard, whose collection was purchased in Egypt during the late-C19. Also included in this part are essays on several of the museum’s outstanding items – Ipu’s shroud, a rare early 18th Dynasty example with fragments also held in Cairo; the 22nd Dynasty finely decorated and well-preserved cartonnage and wooden lid of the priest, Ankh-hor; and the exceptional model granary of Nile clay painted with lively scenes, one showing the owner, Intef, playing senet. Part 2 is a detailed catalogue of the complete collection. It is organised into sections with objects grouped together mainly according to type – stelae, shabtis, scarabs, jewellery, amulets, vessels, flints, lamps, inscribed Book of the Dead fragments, metal figurines, and Late Antique cloths; and also according to function – such as cosmetics& grooming, and architectural & furniture elements. The inscribed materials have all been translated and individual entries give examples or parallels. Seventy colour plates illustrate each object.

The Trade in Rare Books and Manuscripts between Britain and America c. 1890–1929

The Trade in Rare Books and Manuscripts between Britain and America c. 1890–1929

Author: Danielle Magnusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009080323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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This Element examines the trade in rare books and manuscripts between Britain and America during a period known as the 'Golden Age' of collecting. Through analysis of contemporary press reports, personal correspondence, trade publications and sales records, this study contrasts American and British perspectives as rare books passed through the commercial market. The aim is to compare the rhetoric and reality of the book trade in order to assess its impact on emerging cultural institutions, contemporary scholarship and shifting notions of national identity. By analysing how markets emerged, dealers functioned and buyers navigated the market, this Element interrogates accepted narratives about the ways in which major rare book and manuscript collections were formed and how they were valued by contemporaries.

The Kelmscott Press

The Kelmscott Press

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520061381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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From a quantitative point of view the achievement of the Kelmscott Press may not seem impressive: between 1891 and 1898 it produced fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for another book. Yet each was remarkably beautiful. Designed by William Morris, printed on hand-presses, ornamented with initials and borders by Morris, and illustrated often by Edward Burne-Jones, these few Kelmscott Press books are famous everywhere today. Why they have so profoundly affected twentieth-century theories of book design and what cultural significance the founding of the Kelmscott Press played are some of the questions the author considers.