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The Resource The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture, Lawrence M. Berman

The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture, Lawrence M. Berman

Label
The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture
Title
The priest, the prince, and the Pasha
Title remainder
the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Berman
Title variation
Life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sometime in the fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this remarkably lifelike head of a priest, who was probably a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 B.C. before it was ritually buried in a temple complex dedicated to the worship of the sacred Apis bull .... After almost two millennia, the head was excavated by August Mariette, a founding figure in French archaeology, under a permit from the Ottoman Pasha. Sent to France as part of a collection of antiquities assembled for the inimitable Bonaparte prince known as Plon-Plon, it found a home in his faux Pompeain palace. After disappearing again, it resurfaced in the personal collection of Edward Perry Warren, a turn-of-the twentieth-century American aesthete, who sold it to the Museum of Fine Arts."--book jacket
Cataloging source
BMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Lawrence Michael
Dewey number
732.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mariette, Auguste
  • Warren, Edward Perry
  • Bonaparte, Napoléon-Joseph-Charles-Paul
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Portrait sculpture, Egyptian
  • Priests
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
Label
The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture, Lawrence M. Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Archaeologist -- The Pasha -- The Prince -- The Collector -- The Priest
Control code
000054919573
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780878467969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)12214548
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)898114045
Label
The priest, the prince, and the Pasha : the life and afterlife of an ancient Egyptian sculpture, Lawrence M. Berman
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Archaeologist -- The Pasha -- The Prince -- The Collector -- The Priest
Control code
000054919573
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780878467969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)12214548
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)898114045

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