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Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

by Betsy Morrell Bryan, Erik Hornung, National Gallery of Art (U. S.), United Exhibits Group (Denmark)
First Edition, ©2002, ISBN: 9780894683039
Trade Paperback, 239 pages

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This volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which includes artifacts from nearly 2000 years before the Christian era. Objects such as coffins, tombs, masks, jewelry, papyri, sarcophagi and monumental and small-scale sculpture reveal the reverence and awe with which the Egyptians considered the mystery of death. The essays in this book explore Egyptian art history, customs and worship, with specific focus on the Amduat, a book devoted to the pharaoh's 12-hour journey to the afterlife. Additional writings detail the background of the collection and focus upon the role of art in ancient Egypt.

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