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    DescriptionThe paintings from Nebamuns tomb chapel are among the greatest and most famous of the British Museums treasures. Yet much about them remains mysterious, and this book is concerned with the detective work undertaken to help us to understand and see them properly before they are displayed in a new permanent gallery in 2008. For this the paintings are being conserved and remounted in the Museums specialist laboratories, a process that is revealing radical new information about painting techniques in ancient Egypt.This, together with archival work, is helping us to solve the problem of the tomb-chapels location at Thebes, last seen in the 1820s when the paintings were removed. 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 antiquitys equivalent of Michelangelo.

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    The Painted Tomb-chapel of Nebamun
    Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art in the British Museum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Parkinson, By (author) Kevin Lovelock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714119793
    ISBN 10: 0714119792

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 759.932
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    DC22: 751.430932074421
    LC classification: ND2865.T53 P37 2008
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFC
    Illustrations note
    150 illustrations, 120 in colour
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Richard Parkinson is a curator of Egyptian antiquities in the British Museum.
    Review quote
    [an] excellent, accessible book...--Tom Hardwick"The Art Newspaper" (01/01/0001)"
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1 A Modern View of Ancient Paintings; Introduction; Discovery; The paintings in the British Museum; 2 In a Tomb Chapel; Theban tomb-chapels; Where and when at Thebes?; Nebamun at Thebes; Ancient techniques and modern analysis; 3 The Paintings; Introduction; Funerary offerings; The banquet; Viewing the produce of the estates; Agricultural scenes; Offering bringers; Fishing and fowling in the marshes; The garden of the west; Revisiting the tomb-chapel; List of Figures; Notes and References.