The Quest for Immortality: Hidden Treasures of Egypt

The Quest for Immortality: Hidden Treasures of Egypt


By (author) Erik Hornung, By (author) Betsy M. Bryan

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  • Publisher: PRESTEL
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 298mm x 26mm | 1,792g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Munich
  • ISBN 10: 3791327356
  • ISBN 13: 9783791327358
  • Illustrations note: 125 colour illustrations, 30 b&w illustrations

Product description

This volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which includes artefacts from nearly 2000 years before the Christian era. Objects such as coffins, tombs, masks, jewellery, papyri, sarcophagi and monumental and small-scale sculpture reveal the reverence and awe with which the Egyptians considered the mystery of death. The essays in this book explore Egyptian art history, customs and worship, with specific focus on the Amduat, a book devoted to the pharaoh's 12-hour journey to the afterlife. Additional writings detail the background of the collection and focus upon the role of art in ancient Egypt.

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