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Title The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology : characters and collections / edited by Alice Stevenson
Published London : UCL Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (120 pages) : illustrations (chiefly colour)
Contents Introduction: a modest little museum / Alice Stevenson and Debbie Challis -- Violette Lafleur: bombs, boxes and one brave lady / Helen Pike -- The earliest evidence for people in Egypt: the first tools / Norah Moloney -- Out of this world: prehistoric space beads / Alice Stevenson -- Abu Bagousheh: Father of Pots / Alice Stevenson -- Lost and found: the rediscovery of the Tarkhan dress / Janet Johnstone -- The lost lions of Koptos / Alice Stevenson -- King Catfish and his mud seals / Pia Edqvist -- Pulling early kingship together / Richard Bussmann -- A face in the crowd: chance encounters with Egyptian sculpture / Alice Stevenson -- Best foot forward: items of ancient Egyptian dress / Tracey Golding -- Pyramids in the Petrie / Alice Stevenson -- An offending member / Debbie Challis and Alice Stevenson -- Wandering wombs and wicked water: the 'gynaecological' papyrus / Carole Reeves -- Ali Suefi of Lahun and the gold cylinder / Stephen Quirke -- Seth: seductions and stelae / John J. Johnston -- Termites and tapioca: the survival of Amarna's colours / Lucia Gahlin -- The sacred geometry of music and harmony / Sherif Abouelhadid -- Reconnecting across the centuries: fragments from Abydos / Alice Stevenson -- 'While skulls bobbed around on the waves...': retrieving Horwedja's shabtis / Campbell Price -- Revealing animals: discoveries inside funerary bundles / Lidija McKnight -- Miw: the Langton Cat Collection / Debbie Challis -- Myth and science: ancient glass collections / Daniela Rosenow -- 'She smites the legions of men': a Greek goddess in Egypt / Edmund Connolly -- Journeys to the Afterlife / Alice Stevenson -- Living images: funerary portraits from Roman times / Jan Picton -- 'Tis the Season: annual exhibitions in archaeology / Amara Thornton -- The archaeology of race: Petrie's Memphis heads / Debbie Challis -- Hakubutsukan: Egypt between East Asia and England / Alice Stevenson -- From China to Sudan / Debbie Challis -- The ancient Kushite city of Meroe / Kandaoe Chimblri -- He Tells Tales of Meroe / Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi -- 'Camel, O camel, come and fetch and carry': on two camels / Jennifer Cromwell -- Composed of air and light: a rare survival from medieval Egypt / Carolyn Perry -- 'To my wife, on whose toil most of my work has depended': women on excavation / Alice Stevenson -- 'The largest and the only fully dated collection': Xia Nai and Egyptian beads / Alice Stevenson
Summary The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology first opened its doors in 1915, and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world as well as providing valuable teaching resources. Named after its founder, the pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the Museum holds more than 80,000 objects and is one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book moves back and forth between recent history and the ancient past, between objects and people. Experts discuss the discovery, history and care of key objects in the collections such as the Koptos lions and Roman era panel portraits. The rich and varied history of the Petrie Museum is revealed by the secrets that sit on its shelves
Notes This book is published under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology -- Archaeological collections.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Stevenson, Alice, editor
ISBN 1910634042 (electronic bk.)
9781910634042 (electronic bk.)