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Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion (Christina Riggs) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199276653
Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion (Christina Riggs) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199276653
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Title: The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion

Author: Riggs, Christina

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199276653

Volumes: 1; Pages: 420

List Price in Cloth: $199.00 Our price: $160.99

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This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presented here for the first time. In addition to the information it provides about individual works of art, supported by catalogue entries, the study explores fundamental questions such as how artists combine the iconographies and representational forms of different visual traditions, and why two distinct visual traditions were employed in Roman Egypt.Contents1. Introduction: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion2. Osiris, Hathor, and the Gendered Dead3. Portraying the Dead4. The Funerary Art of Western Thebes5. Conclusions: The 'Beautiful Burial' in Roman Egypt
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