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Beyond the Nile : Egypt and the classical world

By: Cole, Sarah E. Potts, Timothy Spier, Jeffrey

1606065513 / 9781606065518
Hardback
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17/04/2018
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30 cm xv, 344 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from March 27th-September 9th, 2018.

From about 2000 BCE onward, Egypt served as an important nexus for cultural exchange in the eastern Mediterranean, importing and exporting not just wares but also new artistic techniques and styles.

Egyptian, Greek, and Roman craftsmen imitated one another's work, creating cultural and artistic hybrids that transcended a single tradition.

Yet in spite of the remarkable artistic production that resulted from these interchanges, the complex vicissitudes of exchange between Egypt and the Classical world over the course of nearly 2500 years have not been comprehensively explored in a major exhibition or publication in the United States.

It is precisely this aspect of Egypt's history, however, that Beyond the Nile uncovers.

Renowned scholars have come together to provide compelling analyses of the constantly evolving dynamics of cultural exchange, first between Egyptians and Greeks-during the Bronze Age, then the Archaic and Classical periods of Greece, and finally Ptolemaic Egypt-and later when Egypt passed to Roman rule with the defeat of Cleopatra.

Beyond the Nile is milestone publication on the occasion of a major international exhibition and one that will become an indispensable contribution to the field.

With gorgeous photographs of more than two hundred rare objects, including frescoes, statues, obelisks, jewellery, papyri, pottery, and coins, this volume offers an essential and interdisciplinary approach to the rich world of artistic cross-pollination during antiquity.

BIC:

AGC Exhibition catalogues & specific collections, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE, HDDG Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology, HDDK Classical Greek & Roman archaeology

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