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Seller: ancientgifts (4,308) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381774269165 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Ancient Egypt: Life, Myth, and Art by Joann Fletcher. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 144 pages. Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers; (1999). [A very large, expensively produced “coffee table” sized book or presentation quality]. “Ancient Egypt” is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, presenting the art in all its glory, ranging from the breathtaking pyramids and monumental temples to wall paintings, magnificently sculpted statues of kings, queens, and deities, and royal jewelry of exquisite intricacy. The book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including: the enigmas of the pyramids and the Sphinx; the pharaohs, incarnations of the mighty god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris; the religious mysteries of the great temples of Karnak, Luxor and elsewhere; and the secrets of the hieroglyphs, which remained undeciphered for fourteen hundred years. These major themes, and many more, are interpreted visually through iconography, pattern, motif, and symbolism, as well as in terms of their underlying historical and spiritual significance. The perfect addition to any library of art and imagination, “Ancient Egypt” sets new standards in capturing the achievements of a great civilization through the marriage of word and image. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover w/dustjacket. Unblemished except VERY slight edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a open-stock bookstore environment (such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton) wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Dr. Joann Fletcher is Honorary Research Fellow at York University and consultant Egyptologist at Harrogate Museums and Arts. She specializes in the history of mummification and has studied mummies on site in Egypt, Yemen and South America as well as in museum collections around the world. Recently she led groundbreaking work in Egypt's Valley of the Kings to re-examine three royal mummies, one of which may be that of Nefertiti; news that has attracted international coverage. She has made numerous appearances on television as well as radio, and writes for both The Guardian newspaper and the BBC's History Online website. Her publications include “Egypt's Sun King: Amenhotep III”, “Ancient Egypt: Life, Myth and Art”, “The Oils and Perfumes of Ancient Egypt”, and has contributed sections in several major guide books to Egypt. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This beautifully illustrated probe into Egyptology covers many topics including the importance of the Nile, the role of the gods, fashion and clothing, the pyramids, the secrets of hieroglyphics, and the enigma of the Sphinx, to name a few. Fletcher (freelance Egyptologist and director of the NILE educational organization) interprets themes relevant to ancient Egyptian civilization in the light of iconography, pattern, motif, symbolism, and historical and spiritual significance. Specially commissioned artwork, maps and color photographs showcase the culture against the broad context of the civilization's wisdom, spirituality and mythology. Oversize: 10.5x10.5 inches. REVIEW: What is it about the distinctive style of Egypt that has fascinated humankind for thousands of years and has influenced the work of generations of artists, architects, fashion and interior designers, and other creative forces? The answer lies not only in the masterworks themselves, but also in the context in which they took shape. The book's compelling, authoritative text explores the allure of this extraordinary culture. Readers can see for themselves in this richly illustrated showcase of Egyptian art in all its glory. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. Contents include: Magic and Mysteries; Charms and Amulets; Words of the Gods; The Eye of Horus; Rites and Festivals; The Heavenly Realm; Preparation for the Afterlife; Visions of Paradise; The Sun Kings; The Mighty Goddesses, and much more. With Glossary and Index. Elegant, tight well-bound volume. Really a wonderful read and a visual feast! REVIEW: This book showcases the art of ancient Egypt in all its glory, from the breathtaking pyramids and monumental temples to vivid wall paintings, magnificently sculpted statues of kings, queens and deities, and royal jewelry of exquisite intricacy. The perfect addition to any library of art and imagination, sets new standards in capturing the achievements of a great civilization through the marriage of word and imagination. Highly recommended! REVIEW: A richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture. Showcases the art of ancient Egypt including specially commissioned artworks and over 100 photographs, all in full color. Sumptuously presented, deliciously entertaining, intellectually stimulating. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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