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Author Lacovara, Peter, author.

Title Jewels of the Nile : ancient Egyptian treasures from the Worcester Art Museum / Peter Lacovara and Yvonne J. Markowitz ; edited by Sue D'Auria ; with contributions by Paula Artal-Isbrand, Erin R. Mysak, and Richard Newman.

Publication Info. Worcester, Massachusetts : Worcester Art Museum, in association with D Giles Limited, [2020]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.32 LAC    Available
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Description 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 24 cm
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Note Accompanies an exhibition of the same name held at the Worcester Art Museum, June 18, 2022-January 29, 2023.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-198) and index.
Summary "Jewels of the Nile celebrates the very first time that the Worcester Art Museum's internationally important collection of Egyptian jewelry - which has undergone conservation and cleaning - has been shown together. This strikingly illustrated book introduces the reader to the collection of an early 20th century Boston couple with a passion for ancient Egypt. The collectors, Laura and Kingsmill Marrs, were guided in their acquisitions by Howard Carter, the archaeologist who would later achieve world-widerecognition for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922). Under his guidance, the Marrs's purchased an outstanding selection of scarabs, amulets, jewellery and cosmetic-related articles, including rare blue-toned stone vessels. They also acquired a group of Carter's watercolor renditions of important Egyptian sites and royal figures. These artifacts, as well as objects from Worcester's stellar collection of Egyptian antiquities, are included in the publication."
Contents A Brief History Of Ancient Egypt / Peter Lacovara -- Laura Norcross Marrs: Traveler, Collector, And Philanthropist / Peter Lacovara -- Jewels Of The Nile / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Conservation, Technique, And Research / Paula Artal-Isbrand -- Catalogue -- Amulets / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- The Sacred Beetle / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Ancient Egyptian Jewelry / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Cosmetics / Peter Lacovara -- Funerary Art / Peter Lacovara -- Analysis Of Egyptian Plaquette Mounted As A Brooch / Richard Newman.
Subject Jewelry, Ancient -- Egypt -- Exhibitions.
Art, Ancient -- Egypt -- Exhibitions.
Art, Egyptian -- Exhibitions.
Worcester Art Museum -- Catalogs.
Art -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Markowitz, Yvonne J., author.
D'Auria, Sue, editor.
Artal-Isbrand, Paula, contributor.
Mysak, Erin, contributor.
Newman, Richard, contributor.
Worcester Art Museum.
Added Title Ancient Egyptian treasures from the Worcester Art Museum
ISBN 9781911282792 hardcover
1911282794 hardcover
9780578689197 softcover
0578689197 softcover

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