Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Book Review: Egyptian Revival Jewelry & DesignEgyptian

"In the late days of the 19th century and the early 20th, with the birth of the science of archaeology leading to the discovery of many treasures of the ancient world, including the 1922 revelation of King Tutankhamen's almost-intact tomb, the Anglo-American public went Egyptian-crazy, with various signs, symbols and visual images - pyramids, obelisks, mummies, sphinxes, pharaohs (especially Tut) and queens (Nefertiti in particular), chariots, winged mythological gods and goddesses, lotus blossoms, serpents, scarab beetles and hieroglyphs - found on everything from jewelry to tableware to fabric to dolls to advertising art. This Egyptian revival material is still popular among collectors today.
A new book, Egyptian Revival Jewelry & Design by Dale Reeves Nicholls, with Shelly Foote and Robin Allison (Schiffer), provides a comprehensive picture and history of the phenomenon, displaying a wide selection of the objects themselves, each thoroughly described and given a current market value."
See the above page for the entire review.

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