THE ROYAL GOLD OF ANCIENT EGYPT - Egypt was the "Golden Land" of the ancient world, and it was here that techniques for the mining and refining of gold were developed. This precious metal played an integral part in the life and culture of ancient Egyptians and was widely used for jewellery, ornament and valued objects. Featuring over 400 photographs, this volume presents a wide range of ancient Egyptian gold objects and jewels. It constitutes a study of the subject, not only revealing some dazzling jewellery and metalwork but also tracing the development of the goldsmiths' techniques and fashions. The authors draw on textual evidence, representations from tomb wall-paintings and other archaeological remains to examine the place of gold in the lives of the ancient Egyptians: whether soldiers on the great expeditions to the desert mines, goldsmiths in their workshops or nobles and kings and the style and fashion of the jewellery that they wore.
Condition: Good (dust jacket has small tear at bottom front left) - Author: Hans Wolfgang Muller & Eberhard Thiem - Publisher: Bloomsbury - Pages: 256 - Hardback