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The beautiful burial in Roman Egypt [electronic resource] : art, identity, and funerary religion /
Christina Riggs.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
description
xxi, 334 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps
ISBN
019927665X (Cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
isbn
019927665X (Cloth)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7370024
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-321) and index.
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A pioneering study of the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt.
...impressive and richly documented...
Invaluable...This study succeeds in placing the material in its rightful place as a fine example of what happens when three great artistic traditions meet and interact.
The strength of the book lies in the selection and informative description of the ancicent material. This research fills a gap in the study of funerary practices in ancient Egypt
The strength of this study is the detail and nuance of its discussion of the artistic material...a significant contribution.
This study...takes a highly original approach and is important contribution to the topic...It is lavishly illustrated...an exciting reading with many original observations...this work is a tremendous importance for the study of the funerary art of Roman Egypt.
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Summaries
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Looking at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt, this work presents a discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief.
Main Description
This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presentedhere for the first time. In addition to the information it provides about individual works of art, supported by catalogue entries, the study explores fundamental questions such as how artists combine the iconographies and representational forms of different visual traditions, and why two distinctvisual traditions were employed in Roman Egypt.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion
Osiris, Hathor, and the Gendered Dead
Portraying the Dead
The Funerary Art of Western Thebes
Conclusions: The `Beautiful Burial' in Roman Egypt
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