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    DescriptionThe author leads readers on an expedition to the cemetery used by the officials of New Kingdom Egypt on the eastern flanks of the western mountains, examining the contents of 11 tombs belonging to civil servants, the private people of the city. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, The book provides details of the location, layout, structure and decoration of the tombs. Hodel-Hoenes addresses such subjects as the two-dimensional art of the Kingdom of New Thebes, the contents of the tombs, the pigments used in the artists' paints and the symbolism of the colours and the scenes depicted in the tomb paintings and reliefs.


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    Title
    Life and Death in Ancient Egypt
    Subtitle
    Scenes from Private Tombs in New Kingdom Thebes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigrid Hodel-Hoenes, Translated by David Warburton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,015 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801435065
    ISBN 10: 0801435064
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMGD
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 430
    DC22: 932.01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EAFRIC
    DC21: 932.014
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, ART015060
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 932/.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT73.T3 H5813 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AMG, NKD, QRSA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    216
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    13 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "The private rock tombs of ancient Thebes comprise an important corpus for the study of ancient Egyptian life as well as of the genius of New Kindgdom painting. This work presents a selection of these tombs with interwoven commentaries on history, theology, and esthetic theory. . . It is a competent and enthusiastic introduction not only to the tombs but also to the culture that produced them. Cornell University Press is to be congratulated on including this volume in their ongoing project of bringing German and French Egyptological works to an English speaking public." Lana Troy, Journal of the American Oriental Society"