The Collector's Eye

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Author  Sue D'Auria
Publisher  Michael C. Carlos Museum
Publication Date   August 1, 2001
ISBN  192891702X
Pages  206

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"The Thalassic Collection", Ltd., is one of the world's greatest private collections of Egyptian art, consisting of over 175 rare and beautiful objects ranging in date from 3500 B.C. to the Roman era in the first century A.D. These exceptional relics of Pharaonic civilisation are lavishly illustrated here, along with contributions from over 20 scholars on Egyptomania, Egyptian art and history, and materials and techniques in Egyptian art. The collection is particularly rich in important sculptures, both significant historical monuments as well as artistic masterpieces. Also included are a large number of exquisite small items including magnificent jewels and amulets, inlays and architectural decorations, and painstakingly crafted objects of everyday use. Lastly, the collection also documents the development of Egyptology in the 18th and 19th centuries through outstanding examples of Egyptomania, including the evocative paintings of Gerome, David Roberts, and Howard Carter.

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