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If you haven't seen it yet, our new book, out late last year.
Books by members of this website.
by Pierre Tallet
Available from amazon and elsewhere
Autographed copies can be arranged if you send your copy to
By Franco Magnarini
This volume forms an illustrated catalogue of 430 scarabs, in the author's own collection, which are representative of types manufactured throughout the Pharaonic period. Arranged by design motif, the catalogue presents scarabs decorated with linear patterns, scrolls and spirals, Egyptian signs and symbols, circles and crosses, animals and humans, mythological figures and gods, and those inscribed with the names of pharaohs or mottoes. Each page contains one entry; the scarab is photographed, illustrated and described in Italian and in English. The introduction, which is also presented in English translation, described the use, manufacture and function of Egyptian scarabs. 502p, b/w illus (BAR S1241, 2004)
Available from Oxbow Books and many online book sellers.
More about this book
Franco's articles on this website.
Collecting Antiquites : An Introductory Guide
Hollington books, London.
This is just about the only decent introduction to antiquities collecting there is.
Charles Ede, who died in May 2002 was the doyen of the UK antiquities dealers.
This book was written in 1989. It has text very suitable for a reasonably new collector and a great number of photographs and some maps and drawings as well. 142 pages, and a good index
I have several brand new copies of the last
3rd impression, printed in 1989
These are difficult to get hold of and
when amazon has them they are
ALL SOLD !
If anyone knows a "remainder" bookdealer who has any, let me know ..I will buy all of them!
Early ancient Glass
This is the bible for collectors
of core formed glass.
It's not cheap, but it is a very fine book by David Grose,
who sadly died late in 2004.
Featuring pieces in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Modern Art, this volume documents the artistic, historical and technological evolution of glass. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph and many have scaled profile drawings to further illustrate form, decoration and technique.
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass
The last publication by the late Dr. David Whitehouse, previously executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, features the largest and most varied catalogue of Sasanian glass available in print.
At online bookestores at $65.
Simply say you saw it here!
This catalogue of 72 objects from the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass provides an excellent starting point for studying the glass made in the Sasanian Empire or in the Sasanian style, a key contribution to understanding this often neglected, but important era in glassmaking history.
Here is a very inexpensive well illustrated introduction to the early lamps of the Levant (Bronze Age - Iron age)
"Lighting the Way through History" is an article by Varda Sussman in the March/April 1985 issue of BAR.
It has very helpful helpful drawings and many photographs of all the main stages of lamp development.
The back issue will cost you $7.50 plusp&p.
Here is a good list of books about
as provided by David K
4th February 2006
A bibilography for shabti collectors
Aubert, L. - Bulte, J. - Yoyotte, J.
. Paris, Cybele, 1998. 144 p., 16 pls.
Aubert, Jacques-F. - Aubert, Liliane
. Paris, Librairie d'Amerique et d' Orient, 1974.
Aubert, Jacques-F. - Aubert, Liliane
uste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 2003 , ISBN: 972-31-1020-2
Chaoutis: Des travailleurs pharaoniqus pour l'eternite
Louvre 2003, 101pp
ISBN : 2-7118-4607-5
The series CAA (=Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum), a loose-leaf catalogue, was started some 20 years ago to publish all (!) objects from all (!) museum worldwide. So far some 15 museums have published parts of their objects in this series. It is a very scholarly series, with lots of very detailed information on each object, notes, translations of texts, photographs (usually in b&w) and line drawings.
Flinders Petrie, W.M.
Shabtis, Aris & Phillips LTD with Joe L. Malter & Co, 1974
Shabtis: A Private View. Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes in European Private Collections. Paris, Cybele, 2002. 264 p., colour ills., with CD-ROM (PC only).
Les statuettes funeraires de museo Gregoriano Egizo, 1996
Haarlem, W.M. van
Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Volume 1-2 - Shabtis.
Loose leave, ISBN 90-71211-17-7
Haynes, Joyce L.
Shabtis (Privately Owned Egyptian Antiquities in , Fasc.1; Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Publications, 7). , Benben Publications, 1983. Paper-loose. ISBN 920168-03-5.
Kenneth A Kitchen
Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the ,
It will be a surprise to many that has so extensive a collection of Egyptian antiquities; much of it dates from the 1820s. This catalogue, with parallel text in Portuguese and English, provides full description of the objects with translation of inscriptions, photographs, notes and bibliography. It comprises 55 stelae and reliefs, 8 complete coffins and 11 fragments, 8 votive statuettes, 58 shawabtis, and some 60 other funerary objects and small items. Two vols. in slipcase, 276p, 231p of photos and inscriptions. (Aris and Phillips 1990)
ISBN 0856684929. Hardback.
Liebighaus Museum Alter Plastik
Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. . Volume 1 - Funerary Statuettes.
Newberry, Percy E.
Funerary Statuettes and Model Sarcophagi
Catalogue general des antiquites Egyptiennes du musee du Caire, No. 46530-48575, 1957
Egyptian ShabtisArbeiter des Jenseits.Shabtis. An Introduction to the History of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes with a Catalogue of the Collection of Shabtis in the of Antiquities at . 3 volumes, Leiden, 1977.
Les Figurines Funeraires Egyptiennes,
Foundation Universitaire de Belgique, Bruxelles, Les Editions Robert Sand, 1923, 5 p. l.. 188 p. plates.
My list of books: (my area of interest is Sumer)
Georges Roux, Ancient Iraq,
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