Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Beautiful Publisher's Overstock-

Have we got a great book about Egyptian arts!

"Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience", edited by Florence Dunn Friedman, and published by Thames & Hudson in 1998.

”This catalog, from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design's international traveling exhibition, is an in-depth study of ancient Egyptian faience—figures, jewelry, and objects made from a non-clay ceramic material with a bright blue or polychrome glazed surface. More than 200 pieces spanning 3,000 years are displayed here in 224 color plates, with an additional 250 black and white photos and drawings, depicting a variety of small domestic items: lidded jars and pots; a portable, partitioned inkwell with a rotating top; a royal cosmetic jar; inlay tiles; goblets; scarabs; and amulets. Illustrated essays explore the meaning of faience within Egyptian culture, discussing its uses, symbolism, and technology.”

This is a hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New.

Published at $75.00, and a bargain at that price, we are offering a limited number of copies for $40.00 each.

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