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The Resource Gold of the pharaohs, Hans Wolfgang Müller, Eberhard Thiem ; [translators, Pierre Imhoff and Dafydd Roberts]

Gold of the pharaohs, Hans Wolfgang Müller, Eberhard Thiem ; [translators, Pierre Imhoff and Dafydd Roberts]

Label
Gold of the pharaohs
Title
Gold of the pharaohs
Statement of responsibility
Hans Wolfgang Müller, Eberhard Thiem ; [translators, Pierre Imhoff and Dafydd Roberts]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The extraordinary gold craftsmanship of the Egyptians is analyzed in this illustrated compendium of art work commissioned by the Pharaohs. Featuring hundreds of spectacular color photographs, the book presents the widest range of ancient Egyptian gold objects & jewels ever assembled in a single volume. In addition to objects found at the tombs of King Tutankhamen & the King of Tanis, this book showcases the huge caches of gold found in the pyramids of Meroe, in the grave of Cheops's mother, Queen Ahotep's tomb, in the graves of princesses of the Middle Kingdom & Early Dynasties, in the Serapeum of Saqqara, & elsewhere. The author not only describes the excavations but also recounts the adventures of the archaeologists who made such momentous discoveries. The fire-and-ice shimmer of carnelian and turquoise in a falcon-shaped necklace, the obsidian gaze of a lapis-encrusted mummy mask, the sheen of pearls and amethyst in a princess's belt, and above all, the dazzling, liquid splendor of gold, representing the quintessence of godliness and encasing the divine Pharaoh's mummy to safeguard his immortality, all of these and more are to be found in the feast for the eyes that is Gold of the Pharaohs. Featuring hundreds of spectacular color photographs, Gold of the Pharaohs presents the widest range of ancient Egyptian gold objects and jewels ever assembled in a single volume. As well as depicting the most highly prized possessions of a long-vanished civilization in all their opulence, the book serves as a vivid introduction to the life and culture of ancient Egypt. The belief in the magic and divine power of gold led the Egyptians to bury their dead among vast storehouses of treasures. Even after centuries of grave robbing, what remains is so over whelming that Howard Carter, entering the tomb of Tutankhamen, and Pierre Monet, walking into that of the King of Tanis, could not believe it
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DLC
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Müller, Hans Wolfgang
Dewey number
739.2/2732
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK7107.15
LC item number
.M8513 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thiem, Eberhard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry, Ancient
  • Goldwork
  • Art, Egyptian
Label
Gold of the pharaohs, Hans Wolfgang Müller, Eberhard Thiem ; [translators, Pierre Imhoff and Dafydd Roberts]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Die Schätze der Pharaonen. Published in the U.K. as: The royal gold of ancient Egypt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 250)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic of gold: Jewellery of the prehistoric period -- Early dynastic period -- Gold mines -- Tomb-robbery -- Old kingdom: Titles, insignia and jewellery -- Goldworkers and jewelers -- Old kingdom jewellery finds -- Middle kingdom: New forms -- New techniques -- Middle kingdom jewellery finds -- New kingdom: Jewellery of Queen Ahhotep -- Gold in abundance -- Innovations in dress and jewellery -- Treasure of the T̀hree Princesses' -- Funerary treasure of Tutankhamun -- Ramesside period -- Late dynastic period: Jewellery of the high priests of Thebes -- Royal Necropolis of Tanis -- Gold from the pyramids of Kush -- Saite and Persian periods -- Jewellery of the Ptolemaic period -- Golden treasure of Meroe? Appendices: Chronological table: Rulers of Egypt -- Coloured stones and their sources -- Maps: Egypt and Nubia -- Hieroglyphs, insignia and emblems of the Gods
Control code
41476808
Dimensions
33 cm
Edition
English-language ed.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780801437250
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99034191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Label
Gold of the pharaohs, Hans Wolfgang Müller, Eberhard Thiem ; [translators, Pierre Imhoff and Dafydd Roberts]
Publication
Note
Translation of Die Schätze der Pharaonen. Published in the U.K. as: The royal gold of ancient Egypt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 250)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic of gold: Jewellery of the prehistoric period -- Early dynastic period -- Gold mines -- Tomb-robbery -- Old kingdom: Titles, insignia and jewellery -- Goldworkers and jewelers -- Old kingdom jewellery finds -- Middle kingdom: New forms -- New techniques -- Middle kingdom jewellery finds -- New kingdom: Jewellery of Queen Ahhotep -- Gold in abundance -- Innovations in dress and jewellery -- Treasure of the T̀hree Princesses' -- Funerary treasure of Tutankhamun -- Ramesside period -- Late dynastic period: Jewellery of the high priests of Thebes -- Royal Necropolis of Tanis -- Gold from the pyramids of Kush -- Saite and Persian periods -- Jewellery of the Ptolemaic period -- Golden treasure of Meroe? Appendices: Chronological table: Rulers of Egypt -- Coloured stones and their sources -- Maps: Egypt and Nubia -- Hieroglyphs, insignia and emblems of the Gods
Control code
41476808
Dimensions
33 cm
Edition
English-language ed.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780801437250
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99034191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps

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