ETERNAL EGYPT
Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum

Edited by EDNA R RUSSMANN
400pp 300 COLOUR PHOTOS 2001 LIST PRICE: £30.95 (P) G299

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This sumptuously illustrated book is a wonderful introduction to the legacy of ancient Egypt. Created to accompany one of the greatest loan exhibitions from the collections of the British Museum, the volume charts the development and achievements of ancient Egyptian art over a period of more than 3,000 years. Many of the artefacts are among the finest examples of their kind to have survived from antiquity -- including sculpture, relief, papyri, hieroglyphic writing, jewellery, painting, cosmetic objects and items of funerary equipment -- and each is given a separate explanatory entry. An introductory essay covers archaism, portraiture and stylistic innovation in Egyptian art and relates the history of the British Museum collection.