Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume I

Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume I : 4000 - 1300 BC

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This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. The story begins with the earliest known pieces and ends with the spectacular discoveries from the 18th dynasty represented mainly by the magnificent furniture from the tomb of Tutankhamun. The insight which Dr Killen brings in the detailed explanations of the materials, techniques and designs of the master craftsmen of ancient Egypt, gives this book a special significance. There is a catalogue of known pieces from museums around the world, classified by type - beds, stools, chairs and tables - with detailed analyses of the materials, tools and joinery. The splendid photographs and drawings illustrate each piece and technique.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 300 x 17.78mm | 975.22g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • b/w
  • 1785704818
  • 9781785704819
  • 3,480,208

Table of contents

List of Figures

List of Plates

Abbreviations and Sigla

Chapter One: Furniture Materials

Chapter Two: Tools

Chapter Three: Bedframes

Chapter Four: Stools

Chapter Five: Chairs

Chapter Six: Tables

Chapter Seven: Vase stands

Catalogue of Museum Collections

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About Geoffrey Killen

Geoffrey Killen is a leading ancient furniture historian, technologist and Egyptologist who studied Design and Technology at Shoreditch College, University of London and the University of Liverpool, where he specialised in Ramesside woodworking. He has studied the collections of Egyptian furniture at most of the major museums including the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo and is the author of several major books and numerous papers. He has also led in the field of experimental archaeology where making and using replica woodworking tools and equipment has generated and tested archaeological hypotheses. His practical work is now displayed together with those original artefacts in several British museums.
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