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    DescriptionIn 1915, a team of American archaeologists in Bersha, Egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as "10A." Inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial artifacts ever discovered from the Middle Kingdom. Because of the delicate power balance between the king and local bureaucrats, the Middle Kingdom (the least known of the three ancient Egyptian kingdoms) was a time of unprecedented splendor, as regional potentates were lavished with rewards and buried in a style normally reserved for royalty. Tomb 10A was prepared for one such potentate, Governor Djehutynakht, and its treasures--which survived World War I, a ship's fire and nearly a century of basement storage--include jewelry, walking sticks, a phenomenally large collection of model boats, architectural miniatures and even the severed (but nicely painted) head of Djehutynakht himself. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "The Secrets of Tomb 10A" tells the story and introduces the full breadth and meaning of these treasures for the first time. With more than 160 illustrations, it discusses the history, political intrigue and development of fine works of art for both royalty and commoners at a time characterized by widespread prosperity and intense artistic flourishing.

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    The Secrets of Tomb 10A
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rita E. Freed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    ISBN 13: 9780878467471
    ISBN 10: 0878467475

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, REF000000, ART015050
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932.013
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    DC22: 008
    LC classification: DT73.D44 S43 2009
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    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    160 colour illustrations, 10 b & w illustrations
    Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
    Imprint name
    Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
    Publication date
    30 November 2009
    Publication City/Country