Egyptian Gold Jewellery Egyptian Gold Jewellery With a catalogue of the collection of gold objects in the Egyptian Department of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

Bulsink, M.

Editore: Brepols 2015, 2015
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Paperback, 208 p., 221 b/w ill. + 32 colour ill., 1 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm, 2015 Languages: English. ISBN 9782503553672. By means of technical examination of the gold objects now part of the renowned and outstanding Egyptian collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, this book gives a unique and innovatory insight in the work of the ancient Egyptian goldsmith. In 1922 the world came face to face with a young pharaoh: in that year the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered and his breathtaking gold mask became known to everybody. Ancient Egyptian gold is known to all of us. But what was the significance of gold in Ancient Egyptian society? Where was it found and how was it won? And where did the Ancient Egyptian goldsmith work and what techniques did he master? The first part of this book answers the questions mentioned above. The second part is a catalogue of gold objects which are part of the renowned and outstanding collection of the Egyptian Department of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. By means of a technical examination of these objects, this book gives a unique and innovatory insight in the work of the ancient Egyptian goldsmith, who was able to accomplish true work of art though working in hot and basic circumstances. ? Mariëlle Bulsink (1968) studied archaeology and Egyptology at Leiden University. In 1992 she finished her studies, writing a thesis on the technical research of the gold objects in the collection of the Egyptian Department of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. In the following years this study was prepared for publishing. During this process she was guest researcher at the museum and took a course in metalworking under the guidance of a goldsmith to experience firsthand the ins and outs of the trade. Currently she is doing voluntary work at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. Table of Contents BIBLIOGRAPHY PART 1: GOLD AND GOLDSMITHS I GOLD IN ANCIENT EGYPT 1 GOLD: MAGIC AND SYMBOLISM 2 GOLD AND THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE 3 THE OCCURRENCE OF GOLD 4 THE WINNING OF GOLD 5 GOLD AS REWARD 6 GOLD AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS II THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GOLDSMITHS 1 THE GOLDSMITHS 2 MELTING 3 REFINING 4 THE MATERIAL OF THE GOLDSMITHS III THE TECHNIQUES 1 SHAPING TECHNIQUES 2 JOINING TECHNIQUES 3 DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES 4 THE FINISHING TOUCHES PART 2: CATALOGUE OF THE LEIDEN COLLECTION IV HISTORY OF THE LEIDEN COLLECTION OF GOLD OBJECTS V STRUCTURE OF THE CATALOGUE VI EAR ORNAMENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 2 EARRINGS 3 EAR-STUDS VII NECKLACES 1 INTRODUCTION 2 MATERIALS USED 3 THE MAKING OF BEADS 4 NECKLACES 5 PARTS OF COLLARS VIII BEADS AND PENDANTS 1 INTRODUCTION 2 GODS AND GODDESSES 3 ANIMALS 4 HIEROGLYPHS 5 MISCELLANEOUS IX ARM ORNAMENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 2 ARMLETS 3 BANGLES 4 BRACELETS X FINGERRINGS 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RINGS WITH SWIVELLING BEZEL 3 RINGS WITH A SEPARATE BUT NON-SWIVELLING BEZEL 4 MASSIVE SIGNET-RINGS 5 DECORATIVE RINGS 6 SEPARATE BEZELS XI AMULETS AND JEWELLERY FROM MUMMIES 1 INTRODUCTION 2 HEART SCARABS 3 BA-BIRDS 4 SONS OF HORUS 5 MISCELLANEOUS XII MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS 1 INTRODUCTION 2 GOLD LEAF FRAGMENTS 3 FIGURES OF DIVINITIES 4 UNCLEAR OBJECTS CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE MAP OF EGYPT GLOSSARY LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 0 g. Codice inventario libreria 47528

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Titolo: Egyptian Gold Jewellery Egyptian Gold ...

Casa editrice: Brepols 2015

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: Soft cover

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