Item description for The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt by Erik Hornung...
Ancient Egyptian antiquities are dominated by art and artifacts depicting the Netherworld, the alternate universe which mummified bodies would enter at the end of their physical lives, where they would live on for eternity. In this dazzling book, photographs and exhaustive texts illustrate the promise of a glorious rebirth pervaded the daily life of Egyptians, from commoners to the most powerful pharaohs.
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Beautifully illustrated catalog Feb 16, 2003
This exhibition catalog is beautifully illustrated, with many of the photographs extremely clear and all of very high quality. Most inscriptions are readable; larger objects are not just shown whole, but also in detail. It is a pleasure to see some many objects from Tanis included - King Tut has been over-exposed and the Tanis objects are less well-known.
The introductory essays provide useful background information; the catalog item descriptions are useful but of varying depth.
Great companion to a wonderful exhibit Sep 16, 2002
The Quest for Immortality now at the National Gallery in Washington, DC is an eye-popping collection of famous items and unseen wonders from Cairo's Egyptian Museum. With the images fresh in your mind of the originals use the catalog articles to expand your knowledge of Queen Ahhotep and her jewels or the beauty of Nakhtmin's wife.
Don't miss my favorites the charming Ptolemaic bronze cat votive and the lapis lazuli Goddess Maat from the Third Intermediate Period.