The Art of Death in Graeco-Roman Egypt

The Art of Death in Graeco-Roman Egypt

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Some of the most spectacular discoveries made in Egypt during the twentieth century were in the field of Graeco-Roman funerary archaeology - the poignant mummy portraits and grave stelae, the extensive cemeteries of Alexandria and marina el-alamein, the magnificent Golden Mummies of Bahariya - and this work brings together in one volume an introduction all the categories of funerary art of the period. A wide range of material is presented - tomb decoration stelae, sarcophagi, coffins, mumm cases, funerary masks, portraits and cinerary urns in order to give the reader an overview of the various categories and their inter-relationship.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 5mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747806470
  • 9780747806479
  • 941,118

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Historical background Rock-cut tombs Loculus slabs and funerary stelae Sarcophagi and coffines Masks and portraits Cinerary urns The art-historical legacy Glossary Further reading Museumsshow more

About Judith A. Corbelli

Judith Corbelli holds the degrees of BA (Hons) and MPhil of the University of Liverpool where she read Ancient History, Classical and Egyptian Archaeology. She specialises in Graeco-Roman Egypt, and this book is largely based on her MPhil thesis on the burial customs of the period.show more

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