the british museum has a stunning collection of egyptian art works and with its rennovation work the loan exhibition that was called 'eternal egypt' came into being.
this book is a superb catalogue of that exhibition. logically designed in chronological order so as to show the development of egyptian art, as well as its reference to religion and higher spirituality. it is lavishly illustrated with art that still inspires awe.
it is a well written book for art lovers, those interested in egyptology as well as those with a more scholarly need ~ with its referencing and backup information of the artefacts. the contributors are scholars held in high regard and esteem ~ specialists in their chosen fields and it shows. a great great reference book ~ not only of the 'eternal egypt' exhibition, but of a great collection in a great museum.
the opening chapters, putting the art into historical perspective as well as the museum's place as one of the three greatest collections of egyptian art and artefacts leads the reader, with interest, into the core study of the book ~ the art its self.
a great book worth its price