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Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian Costume

Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian Costume

Paperback Dover Fashion and Costumes

By (author) Mary G. Houston, By (author) Florence S. Hornblower

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 235mm x 14mm | 376g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486425622
  • ISBN 13: 9780486425627
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: 2nd New edition of Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 250 line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 778,232

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Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments, enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive.

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Table of contents

SECTION I   ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME     INTRODUCTION     I. COSTUMES OF THE OLD KINGDOM     II. THE MIDDLE KINGDOM     III. "COSTUMES IN THE NEW EMPIRE, COMMENCING WITH THOSE OF THE 18TH DYNASTY (1576 B.C.)"     IV. "MILITARY COSTUME, CHIEFLY THAT OF THE NEW EMPIRE"     V. "PRIESTS, MUSICIANS AND MANUAL WORKERS"     VI. FOREIGNERS AS DEPICTED BY EGYPTIAN ARTISTS     VII. THE CONSTRUCTION OR SHAPING OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME     VIII. EGYPTIAN ORNAMENT SECTION II   ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIAN COSTUME     INTRODUCTION     IX. SUMERIAN STYLE IN COSTUME     X. BABYLONIAN STYLE IN COSTUME     XI. ASSYRIAN STYLE IN COSTUME SECTION III   ANCIENT PERSIAN COSTUME     INTRODUCTION     XII. "ACHAEMENID, SELEUCID, ARSACID AND SASSANID PERSIAN COSTUME" BIBLIOGRAPHY