THE CAIRO MUSEUM MASTERPIECES OF EGYPTIAN ART.

Author:Jiradritti, Francesco
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[pounds]45 Thames & Hudson

ISBN 0-500-01930-4

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses around one hundred and fifty thousand objects of extreme importance and beauty. These sculptures, reliefs, wall-paintings, jewellery, furniture and ceramics are a legacy of over five thousand years of Egyptian civilisation. Remarkably, this book represents the first complete study and specialist photography of many of the most splendid artifacts held in the collection.

The museum first opened in 1902 and for many years was the primary repository for Egypt's finest...

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