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Egyptian Landscapes: Weavings from the Ramses Wissa Wassef School BOOKS ABOUT TEXTILES
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EGYPT: ART FOR TEACHERS

Art in Story: Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children, Revised Second Edition, by Marianne Saccardi (2007) ART IN STORY: Teaching Art History To Elementary School Children
(rev. 2007)

EGYPT: ART FOR TRAVELLERS

EGYPTIAN ART (Off The Wall Museum Guides For Kids) EGYPTIAN ART (Off The Wall Museum Guides For Kids)


EGYPT: ART ACTIVITIES

Practical and fun books and activities for pupils - like 'Kids Can Draw Ancient Egypt' (a simple teaching method to help any child learn the basics of drawing and illustrate their own projects) and useful books for teachers - materials specifically relating to Egypt - books about classroom practise - ideas for teaching art history or doing cross-curricular planning (and more).

Contemporary topics include tapestry weaving and modern art in Egypt today.

Ancient art topics range from Funerary art to the art of medicine or hierogylphic secrets of ancient jewellery

Supporting materials include teachers' resource packs, curriculum development resources, clip-art, stencils, transfers, kits, blank sheets of papyrus and more.

SCRATCH & SKETCH ANCIENT EGYPT by Suzanne Beilenson and Martha Day Zschock (Spiral-bound, 2006)

An art activity book for imaginative artists of all ages

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Scratch and Sketch Travel (Activity Journals)


ART FROM THE PAST: The Egyptians ART FROM THE PAST: The Egyptians, The Romans, The Greeks, The Vikings (2006) by Gillian Chapman (Heinemann)

A set of 4 paperback books. Children can recreate the arts and crafts of the Egyptians following step-by-step instructions - real artifacts are used to demonstrate historic patterns, materials and designs.

Also available singly: THE EGYPTIANS (Art from the Past)

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EGYPT: DRAWING

RALPH MASIELLO'S ANCIENT EGYPT DRAWING BOOK Hardcover School / Library Binding by Ralph Masiello (Ralph Masiello's Drawing Books, Paperback, 2008)

Ages: 7 - 10
Follow the step-by-step instructions (in red) to draw these images, then colour in your drawings with your favourite art materials. Extra challenge steps (in blue) show how to customize drawings with historically accurate symbols and other details. The informative annotations throughout the book (about the history and mythology of ancient Egypt) adds to the book's value as a classroom resource.

48 pages, Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.; 1st edition

also by Ralph Masiello

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KIDS CAN DRAW ANCIENT EGYPT by Walter Foster and Philippe Legendre (2002)

'Kids Can Draw Ancient Egypt' is a simple teaching method to help any child learn the basics of drawing. By starting with a triangle, circle, or square, a child can create a pyramid, pharoah, Egyptian god, or anything from ancient Egypt. Fun and effective way - and enables children to illustrate their own work about Ancient Egypt.

Draw Like An Egyptian by Claire Thorne (2007) How to Draw Egypt's Sights and Symbols (Kid's Guide to Drawing the Countries of the World) by Betsy Dru Tecco Ancient Egyptian Ornament in Full Color: 350 Patterns and Designs (Pictorial Archives) by Rene Grandjean and Gustave Jequier (Paperback - 30 Jun 2006) Egyptian Designs Iron-on Transfer Patterns (Dover Pictorial Archives) by Diane Gaspas (Paperback) My Egyptian Sketchbook (My Sketchbook) by Florine Asch and Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt

EGYPT: PAINTING

EGYPTIAN WALL PAINTINGS: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM'S COLLECTION OF FACSIMILES (The Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin) by Charles Kyrle Wilkinson

EGYPTIAN PAINTING AND RELIEF by Gay Robins (Shire Egyptology, 2008)

Gay Robins reveals the techniques and principles used by the artists of Ancient Egypt to express both realism and symbolism with great sophistication and technical mastery. The style and symbolism of Egyptian art differs fundamentally from western conventions - as in their use of perspective. The materials and methods they used - such as using a grid system to achieve correct proportions - is explained, which helps readers to understand how their methids influenced the composition of entire scenes. One particularly fascinating chapter looks at the artistic innovations which happened under the influence of the heretic king, Akhenaten.

Other books by Gay Robins:

THE ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT, 21 Jul 2008
by Gay Robins (Paperback, British Museum Press)

Illustrated with over 250 objects (on 272 pages) from collections in the British Museum, Egypt, the United States and Europe, this book traces the entire course of Egyptian art over 3,000 years. We see how the ancient artists expressed the Egyptian world view (especially through their religious and funerary beliefs) through exquisitely painted tomb walls, carvings in stone or wood and metal castings. We see how artistic products in temples, tombs and everyday life were used, and begin to understanding them within their original context.

THE PAINTED TOMB-CHAPEL OF NEBAMUN: Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art in the British Museum by Richard Parkinson and Kevin Lovelock (Mar 2008)

Nebamun's tomb-chapel was in Thebes - but hasn't been seen since the 1820s when the paintings were removed. Somehow it got lost again!

Fascinating detective work has revealed some of the mysteries of the paintings from Nebamun's tomb chapel. As they are conserved and remounted in the Museum's specialist laboratories, radical new information about painting techniques in ancient Egypt is revealed.

Richard Parkinson discusses each painting fully, with reconstructions and translations of the hieroglyphic texts, a discussion of the other known fragments (now in Berlin and Avignon) and a reconstruction of the whole tomb chapel. Every fragment is fully illustrated in color, doing full justice to an artist who has been described as "antiquity's equivalent of Michelangelo".

EGYPT STYLE (ICONS SERIES) EGYPT STYLE (Icons series) Taschen GmbH by Angelika Taschen and Deidi von Schaewen (Taschen GmbH, paperback 3rd ed. 2005)

ART PRINT ART PRINT: WALL PAINTING FROM THE TOMB-CHAPEL OF NEBAMUN THEBES

High quality art print by Egyptian Art measuring 30x35.0cm.
Print Title: Wall painting from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes

STATUE OF THE PHARAOH RAMSES II AT ENTRANCE TO THE TEMPLE OF LUXOR by Robert Harding (2008)

Canvas Print 20 x 16 inches (51 x 40cm) of the Statue of the pharaoh Ramses II at entrance to the Temple of Luxor, Thebes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa Professionally stretched canvas print with white sides, ready to hang on the wall.

Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture by Richard H. Wilkinson The Materials of the Painter's Craft in Europe and Egypt, from the Earliest Times to the End of the 17th Century, with Some Account of Their Preparation and Use. by A P Laurie Colour and Painting in Ancient Egypt by W. Vivian Davies (Oct 2001)

EGYPT: COLOURING ACTIVITY BOOKS

COLOURING BOOKS - SELECTION 1 Ancient Egypt (British Museum Colouring Books) by Richard Parkinson and Claire Thorne Life in Ancient Egypt Colouring Book by John Green Egyptian Gods Colouring Book by Tania Sironic Ancient Egyptian Design (Colouring Books) by Ed Sibbett Prince of Egypt: Colouring Book (Dreamworks) My Ancient Egyptian Colouring Book by G M Georgion (2006) Egyptian Stained Glass Colouring Book (Dover Little Activity Books) by John Green

COLOURING BOOKS - SELECTION 1


Hands-On Ancient People: Art Activities about Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Islam: 1 Tombs and Treasure: Ancient Egypt (Shockwave: Arts and Culture) by Laura Layton Strom (2007) Ancient Egypt (History in Art) by Andrew Langley (2005) Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt, by Ting Morris and Emma Young

EGYPT: MOTIFS AND STENCILS


Ready to Use Egyptian Motifs - Clip Art (Dover) by Maggie Kate Ancient Egyptian Designs for Artists and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archives) by Eva Wilson Ancient Egyptian Ornament in Full Color: 350 Patterns and Designs (Pictorial Archives, 2006) by Rene Grandjean and Gustave Jequier Decoration of Egyptian Tombs (Studies in Egyptian Archeology) by Yvonne Harpur Ancient Egyptian Designs and Motifs (Dover Electronic Design) (Dover Electronic Design) (Paperback and CD-ROM, 2006) Egyptian Motifs: 27 Black-and-White Pressure-Sensitive Stickers (Dover Instant Art Stickers) by M Kate and Maggie Kate

ANCIENT EGYPT & NUBIA - STENCILS (Ancient & Living Cultures Series) ANCIENT EGYPT & NUBIA - STENCILS (Ancient & Living Cultures Series) by Bartok, Grisham and Ronan(Collins Educational, 1995)

Ages 9-12

TUTANKHAMUN: THE SECRETS OF THE TOMB AND THE LIFE OF THE PHARAOHS (Folder + Book)
by Jaromir Malek (Carlton Books, 2007)

In this folder, readers young and old can find out in a 32-page book how the Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon made their amazing discovery. Together with a fully-illustrated, double-sided poster crammed with facts, figures and information on the Pharaohs', the folder also contains 15 items of facsimile memorabilia from the excavation itself, including diaries, sketches and intricate studies of the tomb's treasures.

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART (ART IN HISTORY), Heinemann Library ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART (ART IN HISTORY) by Susie Hodge (Hardcover, Heinemann Library, Rev. edition, 2006)

Suitable for National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 'Ancient Egyptian Art' introduces the work of ancient painters, sculptors and architects. Illustrated with full colour artwork and photographs.

High quality reproductions and clear text introduce and explain the work of ancient Egyptian painters, sculptors and architects, linking them to the historical and cultural context. This new edition features more primary sources to move students towards a fuller appreciation of the historical context, with timelines, a glossary, index etc .

Teacher's notes are available.

A WORLD OF DISPLAY: CREATIVITY IN LITERACY (Belair, Jan 2008) by Ceri Shahrokhshahi (Belair, 2008)

Ancient Eygpt is one of 17 themes featured in Creativity in Literacy - new from classroom display experts who write the World of Display series - a good resource for literacy coordinators busy improving creativity and cross-curricular planning in primary schools.

It helps teachers find natural links between literacy, numeracy, science and other areas to help engage children in a more colourful, dynamic and creative learning opportunity. It enables teachers to create a flexible stucture quickly and easily, incorporating their own ideas as required to create - in just a few lessons - an engaging, colourful atmosphere that encourages learning.

Each theme covers a range of texts and are suitable across the primary age range, and is designed as a complete topic, to be used across a number of literacy lessons and then extended into a variety of areas of the curriculum through fun, practical activities. Literacy work uses popular fiction and non-fiction texts, combined with speaking, listening, reading and writing activities designed to work within the revised primary literacy framework. Supplementary activities are wide-ranging, relating to Maths, History, Art, Design & Technology, Dance, Science and PSHE. Display ideas are given in each theme, with an emphasis is on using basic materials, simple techniques and a cross-curricular approach.

STARTING POINTS IN ART(Belair - A World of Display) by Marilyn Barnes

ART OF DIFFERENT CULTURES (Belair - A World of Display) ART OF DIFFERENT CULTURES (Belair - A World of Display) by Lillian Coppock

Loads of imaginative art and craft project ideas for 7 to 11 year olds using a varied range of 2D and 3D techniques inspired by history and cultures from around the world. There are dozens of ideas under each heading - Textiles - Drawing - painting - 3D work (plus a section of 'recipes and rules'). The Egyptian activities include a Batik cartouche, papyrus drawing, Egyptian coffins, mummies and amulets - to get an idea of what the projects are, go to amazon and use the 'Look Inside' facility.

PICTURE THE PAST (Belair - A World of Display) by Joan Chambers and Molly Hood. Illustrated by Heather Hacking

Exciting art ideas to help children age 5 - 11 re-create history, including many based on ancient Egypt.

HANDS ON HISTORY (Belair - A World of Display) by Rebecca Carnihan (Paperback, 2008)


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ART IN STORY: TEACHING ART HISTORY TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN by Marianne Saccardi (May 2007)

boxed classroom package with summaries of ancient Egyptian history and art, lesson plans and classroom activities.

People in the Past: Ancient Egyptian War and Weapons, by Brenda Williams Drawing History: Ancient Egypt, by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese Made in Ancient Egypt, by Christine Price

PAPYRUS PAINTING ACTIVITY SET
PAPYRUS PAINTING - HUNTING ON THE NILE, painting activity set PAPYRUS PAINTING - HUNTING ON THE NILE

Papyrus pictures and activities

EGYPT: FLIP CHARTS / WALL CHARTS / POSTERS

ANCIENT EGYPT FLIP CHART (Brockhampton Press)

DK EXPERIENCE - PYRAMID - WITH POSTER (Dorling Kindersley, DK EXPERIENCE) by Peter Chrisp (Hardcover / Poster edition, 64 pages, 2006)

CT scans were used to help create this beautiful, step-by-step graphic "storyboard-style" presentation showing how a pyramid was built. The startling, huge spreads are filled with glorious digital illustrations and computerized schematics, full-color photos and reproductions of art and artifacts - overlayed with fascinating and informative (but concise) text. Specialist vocabulary is highlighted in the text, with defintions at the bottom of the page.

The book also discusses life and death in Ancient Egypt - the settlement of the Nile and the tools used - what happened when a pharaoh died - including mummification - and the history of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It documents the rediscovery of the tombs, with illustrations of the secret treasures found within them, and catalogues the pyramids of the world.

ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS - ART POSTER PRINT, 18x25

'LET'S LOOK' POSTERS ABOUT EGYPT

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VISITING EGYPT: ART AND TRAVEL

EGYPTIAN ART (Off The Wall Museum Guides For Kids) EGYPTIAN ART (Off The Wall Museum Guides For Kids) by Ruthie Knapp and Janice Lehmberg

The Egyptian Art - Off The Wall Museum Guides For Kids is handy, packed with interesting knowledge and very 'chatty' in style. Secrets of the art world are combined with stories, games, fun facts and colourful examples to ensure that 9's - 12's (and their parents or teachers!) are alerted to actually notice - and enjoy - what they're looking at! Part of the secret is the humour - making kids laugh and 'wonder why'.

Off The Wall Museum Guides

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GUIDE TO THE LUXOR MUSEUM OF ANCIENT EGYPT ART - A CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF THE LUXOR MUSEUM OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART The Supreme Council of Antiquities (1996)

LUXOR MUSEUM: THE GLORY OF ANCIENT THEBES by Abeer El-Shahawy and Farid Atiya (Hardcover, Dar al-Mushaf, 2005)

EGYPTIAN SCULPTURE: CAIRO AND LUXOR by Edna R. Russmann (Hardcover, British Museum Press, 1990)

DAVID HOCKNEY EGYPTIAN JOURNEYS DAVID HOCKNEY EGYPTIAN JOURNEYS by Mark Livingstone (American University in Cairo Press)

EGYPT: CONTEMPORARY ART

FAROUK HOSNY/ADAM HENEIN: CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN ARTISTS AND HEIRS TO AN ANCIENT TRADITION (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Jessica Winegar (Paperback, 2000)

MODERN EGYPTIAN ART - THE EMERGENCE OF A NATIONAL STYLE by Liliane Karnouk (American University in Cairo Press, 1988)

MODERN EGYPTIAN ART 1910-2003 MODERN EGYPTIAN ART 1910-2003 by Liliane Karnouk (American University in Cairo Press, 2005)

A gorgeous and comprehensive book featuring more than 70 artists, as Liliane Karnouk shows how modern Egyptian art mirrors it's social and political environment.

In the early twentieth century, Egyptian artists were rejecting European politics and culture and artistic expression was increasingly reflected Egypt's growing national consciousness. But after the 1952 revolution, Egypt's cosmopolitan art world lost its wealthy patrons, and by the 1960s, the state exercised full control over all cultural activities, including the arts - leaving Egyptian artists unsettled by the cultural changes happening worldwide and reported by various new media.

Enjoyable and informative for both artists and general readers.

Contemporary Egyptian Art by Liliane Karnouk CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN ART by Liliane Karnouk (The American University in Cairo Press, 1995)

A beautiful collection of contemporary art by some great Egyptian artists showing the development of the visual arts in Egypt since the 1960s - analyzed and assessed by Cairo-born Liliane Karnouk. Her own work as a visual artist has earned her several grants and awards, and she has exhibited successfully in Egypt, Europe, and Canada.

Artists featured incude: Effat Nagui, Ramzi Moustafa, Mounir Canaan, Wissa Wassef, Adam Henein, Ahmad Nawar, Group of Modern Art, Ministry of Culture, Gazbia Sirry, Mohamed Taha Hussein, Ahmad Fouad Selim, Farghali Abd, Farouk Wahba, Mohammed Abla, Reda Abd, Saleh Reda, Chant Avedissian, Hassan Fathi, Indji Aflatoon, Moustafa Abd, Noha Tobia, Salah Abd, Third World, Abou Ghazi and Ahmad Moustafa.

ART OF EGYPT FOR SPECIALIST STUDY

THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT EGYPT (Yale University Press - Pelican History of Art, hardcover) by W.Stevenson Smith, revised by William Kelly Simpson

This book goes well beyond the standard selections of artworks and reproduces many less common works of art from ancient Egypt, from the tombs at Thebes, the temples of Luxor and Karnak and the palaces of Akhenaten and Amenhotep II and the decoration of other ancient monuments. It is in chronological order and has a good index. The new edition text has been revised and has a useful new bibliography. According to the New York Times this is ' . . . the best and most comprehensive study of Pharaonic art yet published in English'.

Hardcover | Paperback | Paperback - French edition

CATALOGUE OF EGYPTIAN ART by Lawrence M. Berman (Hudson Hills Press)

EGYPTIAN TREASURES FROM THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN CAIRO edited by Francesco Tiradritti, introduction by Suzanne Mubarak, photography by Araldo de Luca

Stunning colour illustrations of some of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo's most spectacular antiquities, with full details including size, period, and site of discovery. The significance of each object is explained and the illustrations are supported with accurate descriptions. Historical summaries of the different periods of Egyptian history are provided by eminent Egyptologists.
Similarly titled:

SPLENDORS OF ANCIENT EGYPT: FROM THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, CAIRO by Robert Steven Bianchi

AN EGYPTIAN TOMB: THE TOMB OF NEBAMUN by Meredith Hooper (2008)

Publisher: Firefly Books Ages 9-12

Creative Reckonings: The Politics Of Art And Culture In Contemporary Egypt CREATIVE RECKONINGS: THE POLITICS OF ART AND CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY EGYPT by Jessica Winegar (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies... 2006)

READING EGYPTIAN ART: A HIEROGLYPHIC GUIDE TO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE by Richard H. Wilkinson (Thames & Hudson Ltd)

The legacy of Egyptian art, from colossal statues to finely wrought jewellery and minuscule charms, can appear deceptively simple. Without knowledge of the hieroglyphic images incorporated in the art, much remains obscure.

But with this introduction to the symbolic language of hieroglyphs - a directory of the one hundred signs used most often in Egyptian painting and sculpture (from "seated man" and "lion" to "vulture" and "ankh") - you can starat to understand the symbols, their origins, identification and uses. The hieroglyphs are arranged thematically, fully cross-referenced, and illustrated by newly-commissioned drawings and photographs.

EGYPT: 4000 YEARS OF ART by Jaromir Malek (Phaidon Press)

EGYPTIAN ART (ART / IDEAS) by Jaromir Malek

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PRINCIPLES OF EGYPTIAN ART by Heinrich Schafer (Griffith Institute, 1986)

ATLAS OF EGYPTIAN ART ATLAS OF EGYPTIAN ART by E. Prisse D'Avennes (The American University in Cairo Press)

Egyptian rock art, columns, stone carvings, and drawings by the author. A wonderful book to read - or you could frame the gorgeous colour plates to hang as spectacular artworks!

CATALOGUE OF EGYPTIAN ART by Lawrence M. Berman

PROPORTION AND STYLE IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART by Gay Robins (paperback, University of Texas Press )

Also available in hardcover, published by Thames & Hudson

To the casual observer the 3000 years-worth of wall paintings and reliefs in ancient Egyptian tombs and temples seem to have just one artistic style, showing one set of customs and beliefs. But in the groundbreaking 'Proportion And Style In Ancient Egyptian Art', Robins shows how innovative Egyptian art was - and how the artistic style of the scenes varied from century to century. She presents her original research into the grid systems and proportions used by the ancient artists to establish lifelike proportions for standing, sitting and kneeling human figures, tracing the system from its Old Kingdom origins through its development in the Middle Kingdom into its use in the Late and Ptolemaic periods. In particular, she considers how artists used the grid to differentiate between men and women, and conducts the first full analysis of how the grid system influenced composition as a whole.

Robins also reviews the revolutionary Amarna canon of proportions - which she herself discovered - from the time when the heretic king Akhenaten was making major changes. The canon of proportions did vary over the thousands of years of Egyptian civilisation, but her analysis of figures from different eras, does demonstrate that even though different systems were used in different eras, "classic proportions" can actually be demonstrated.

Line drawings of paintings and reliefs with superimposed grids (some derived from actual traces surviving on monuments, others calculated using ancient Egyptian methods) illustrate the book throughout.

ART AND HISTORY OF EGYPT: 5000 YEARS OF CIVILISATION by Alberto Carlo Carpececi

ART AND CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT EGYPT (Art and Civilization) by Morris

ANCIENT EGYPT: LEVEL 1 (ART ACROSS THE AGES)(Hardcover) by Kelly Campbell-Hinshaw (hardcover, Chronicle Books, 2007)

ART OF EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS by Shirley Glubok (Collier Mac; School / Library Binding, 1980)


ART OF EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS LIFE AND DEATH UNDER THE PHARAOHS: EGYPTIAN ART FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES IN LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS (Single Titles in Egyptology) 2002


EGYPT: ART IN MEDICINE

THE ART OF MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT (Metropolitan Museum of Art) THE ART OF MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by JP Allen (Yale University Press 2005)

Ritualistic art objects were of primary importance for healing, preserving and restorating health in ancient Egypt, and a good variety of them are shown (with photographs and descriptions) in this richly illustrated and highly readable exhibition catalogue. Two essays put everything into context, explaining the ancient Egyptians' quest to understand both the physical world and the afterlife. The result is a clear understanding that although the 'art of medicine' in ancient Egypt was neither gentle nor sensitive towards the care of the sick it nevertheless made an important contribution to our own medical understanding

The art of medicine was a relatively unexplored aspect of Egyptian art before this 2005-2006 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One exhibit, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, is amongst the world's oldest scientific documents. It describes practical and magical treatments of wounds and other ailments - and all fifteen feet of it has - for the first time - been reproduced (with a translation) in this catalogue.

EGYPTIAN FUNERARY ART & FAYUM PORTRAITS

FAYUM PORTRAITS (ART MEMOIR) by Berenice Geoffroy-Schmeiter FAYUM PORTRAITS (ART MEMOIR) by Berenice Geoffroy-Schmeiter (Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1998)

THE MYSTERIOUS FAYUM PORTRAITS: FACES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT by Euphrosyne Doxiadis (Thames & Hudson, rev. 2000)

ANCIENT FACES: MUMMY PORTRAITS FROM ROMAN EGYPT (British Museum Press / Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) by Susan Walker (Routledge, 2000)

Egyptian art is more than tomb paintings. These 'ancient faces' are 'mummy portraits' of real individuals from Roman Egypt - the artists combined pharaonic Egyptian and Classical styles to paint with great artistic skill onto panels and shrouds. The mummy portraits were discovered more than a century ago around Fayum, the Mediterranean coast and the Nile Valley and exhibited across the world. This catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

MUMMY PORTRAITS FROM ROMAN EGYPT (2008) by Paul Roberts (Editor) (Hardcover, British Museum Press)

LIVING IMAGES: EGYPTIAN FUNERARY PORTRAITS IN THE PETRIE MUSEUM (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications) by Paul C. Roberts, Janet Picton and Stephen Quirke (editors) (2007)

THE ART OF DEATH IN GRAECO-ROMAN EGYPT by Judith A. Corbelli (Shire Egyptology 2006)

Egyptian funerary art featured high on the list of the most spectacular discoveries made in Egypt during the 20th century, mainly from the Graeco-Roman period.

The Art Of Death In Graeco-Roman Egypt introduces all the categories of funerary art from this period - poignant mummy portraits - grave stelae - the extensive cemeteries of Alexandria and Marina el-Alamein - the magnificent Golden Mummies of Bahariya - sarcophagi - coffins - mummy cases - funerary masks - cinerary urns and explains how it all fits together.

EGYPT - THE ART OF BUILDINGS

Egyptian Palaces And Villas: Pashas, Khedives, And Kings EGYPTIAN PALACES AND VILLAS: PASHAS, KHEDIVES, AND KINGS by Shirley Johnston (Harry N. Abrams, 2006)

ETERNAL EGYPT: MASTERWORKS OF ANCIENT ART FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM ed. by Edna R. Russmann and W. Vivian Davies (British Museum Press, 2001)

A superb catalogue of the Eternal Egypt exhibition and a great reference book, set out in chronological order to show the development of Egyptian art and the innovation of artists in each period. Painting, hieroglyphic writing, jewellery, statuary and other forms of artistic expression are all featured, with illuminating essays on archaism, portraiture and stylistic innovation and a history of The British Museum collection of Egyptian antiquities.

EGYPTIAN DECORATIVE ART by W.M. Flinders Petrie EGYPTIAN DECORATIVE ART by W.M. Flinders Petrie (Paperback, 2000)

Egyptian Decorative Art was originally a course of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution by the eminent Egyptoplogist W. M. Flinders Petrie

At the time of writing we can source a first edition (first printing) of Egyptian Decorative Art for £30 (GBP) plus delivery (please use the link to email us via the contact form for further details - not available at amazon).

The book - illustrated with Petrie's original drawings - traces the history of various Egyptian patterns, designs and motifs classified as: Sources of Decoration, Geometrical Decoration, Natural Decoration, Structural Decoration and Symbolic Decoration

DECORATIVE PATTERNS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD FOR CRAFTSMEN (Dover Pictorial Archives) by Sir W.M.Flinders Petrie (Paperback, Dover, 1974)

COPTIC ART IN EGYPT

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Egypt: Yuhanna Al-Armani and his Coptic Icons AN ARMENIAN ARTIST IN OTTOMAN EGYPT: YUHANNA AL-ARMANI AND HIS COPTIC ICONS by Magdi Guirguis (The American University in Cairo Press, Hardcover, 2008)

Yuhanna al-Armani was an eighteenth-century Armenian icon painter who lived and worked in Ottoman Cairo. This an account of his life that looks beyond his artistic production to place him firmly in the social, political, and economic milieu in which he moved and the confluence of interests that allowed him to flourish as a painter.

The Coptic Tapestry Albums THE COPTIC TAPESTRY ALBUMS AND THE ARCHAEOLOGIST OF ANTINOE: ALBERT GAYET by Nancy Arthur Hoskins (University of Washington Press, 2004)

A charismatic French archaeologist, Albert Gayet (1856-1916), discovered vibrant tapestries of be-ribboned birds, cantering centaurs and Dionysian dancers, woven in Coptic Egypt more than a thousand years ago, and exhibited them in Paris, before donating them to museums or selling them. One collector, Henry Bryon, had his 144 fabrics bound into the two albums featured here. The pages and covers of The Coptic Tapestry Albums are are aglow with colours of the tapestries, with the added interest of archival photographs from Gayet's expeditions.

The author discusses how the style, structure and iconography of each tapestry, tabby and tablet-woven textile realtes to the cultural setting of Late Antique and Early Christian Egypt and explains - with the help of detailed technical drawings - the special weaving techniques of the Copts.

A nice touch is the provision of instructions for six weaving projects inspired by the ancient album fragments from Coptic Egypt .




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