Jewels of the Nile - Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum

Author(s): Peter Lacovara; Yvonne J. Markowitz; Sue D'Auria (Editor)

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Jewels of the Nile celebrates the very first time that the Worcester Art Museum's internationally important collection of Egyptian jewelry - which has undergone conservation and cleaning - has been shown together. This strikingly illustrated book introduces the reader to the collection of an early 20th century Boston couple with a passion for ancient Egypt. The collectors, Laura and Kingsmill Marrs, were guided in their acquisitions by Howard Carter, the archaeologist who would later achieve world-wide recognition for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922). Under his guidance, the Marrs's purchased an outstanding selection of scarabs, amulets, jewellery and cosmetic-related articles, including rare blue-toned stone vessels. They also acquired a group of Carter's watercolor renditions of important Egyptian sites and royal figures. These artifacts, as well as objects from Worcester's stellar collection of Egyptian antiquities, are included in the publication.


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  • : 9781911282792
  • : D. Giles Limited
  • : D. Giles Limited
  • : 1.38
  • : November 2020
  • : .84 Inches X 9 Inches X 11 Inches
  • : books

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  • : 216
  • : Hardback
  • : Peter Lacovara; Yvonne J. Markowitz; Sue D'Auria (Editor)