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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE VOLUME I: 4000-1300 BC. Geoffrey Killen. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2017. Published in the U.S.A. by Oxbow Books, Philadelphia. 160 pp. with 26 ills. 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781785704819 In English.
Due date: March 2017. Publisher's description: This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. The story begins with the earliest known pieces and ends with the spectacular discoveries from the 18th dynasty represented mainly by the magnificent furniture from the tomb of Tutankhamun. The insight which Dr Killen brings in the detailed explanations of the materials, techniques and designs of the master craftsmen of ancient Egypt, gives this book a special significance. There is a catalogue of known pieces from museums around the world, classified by type - beds, stools, chairs and tables - with detailed analyses of the materials, tools and joinery. The splendid photographs and drawings illustrate each piece and technique.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175172
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