Sigmund Freud was a passionate collector of ancient art, ultimately amassing some 2000 works from Egypt, Greece, Rome and the near East and Asia. This book - originally published in conjunction with the Freud Museum in London and a touring exhibition of the finest pieces in the collection - examines what the works meant to Freud and the connections he made between art, antiquities, archaeology and psychoanalysis. The illustrations include colour plates of almost 90 antiquities, as well as documentary pictures of Freud's life and home.
Freud was a passionate collector of antiquities. Egyptian gods, Mesopotamian cylinder seals, Greek and Roman statues, Near Eastern and Chinese figurines lined his consulting room. Published in association with the Freud Museum of London and serving as companion to an exhibit touring the U.S., this intriguing, well-illustrated study probes Freud's use of archeological artifacts as metaphors for the psychoanalyst's excavation of the psyche. Although Gay ( Freud: A Life for Our Time ) cautions in his introduction that "Sometimes a statue is just a statue," five essays by various scholars do a good job of exposing the links between Freud's ancient relics, his response to his father's death, conflicted feelings over his Jewish identity, and his desire to ground psychoanalysis on a solid scientific bedrock.
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