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Haunting Funerary Paintings.

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  • Caryn M. Berg
    Haunting Funerary Paintings… New From Left Coast Press, Inc. A 15% discount on web orders at www.LCoastPress.com. Living Images: Egyptian Funerary Portraits
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      Haunting Funerary Paintings…



      New From Left Coast Press, Inc. A 15% discount on web orders at
      www.LCoastPress.com.



      Living Images: Egyptian Funerary Portraits in the Petrie Museum

      Edited by Janet Picton, Stephen Quirke, and Paul C. Roberts

      November 2007, 224 pages, $45.00 paperback



      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 readers. 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, other articles describe the process of finding the mummies,
      explain the place of funerary assemblages in the history of Egyptian burial
      customers, 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.



      To order, visit our website at

      http://lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=68

      ISBN: 978-1-59874-251-0 (p)



      PRICE:

      $45.00 U.S./Canadian, £23.99



      For more information, contact:

      Caryn Berg at archaeology@...
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