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Author/Artist Cailliaud, Frédéric, 1787-1869, author.
Title The lost manuscript of Frédéric Cailliaud : arts and crafts of the ancient Egyptians, Nubians, and Ethiopians / translated and edited by Andrew Bednarski ; with contributions by Philippe Mainterot.
Added title Arts and crafts of the ancient Egyptians, Nubians, and Ethiopians
Recherches sur les arts et métiers, les usages de la vie civile et domestique des anciens peuples de l'Égypte, de la Nubie et de l'Éthiopie, suivies de détails sur les moeurs et coutumes des peuples modernes des mêmes contrées.
Publisher Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014.
Description xx, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 29 cm
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Wilbour  N386 P16 C12b    AVAILABLE
Note Translated from the French.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-288) and index.
Summary "The travel accounts, drawings, and collections of Frédéric Cailliaud were an important early contribution to the birth of the new scientific discipline of Egyptology in the first half of the nineteenth century. But one of his major works--on the arts and crafts of ancient Egypt--was never published. For the first time here, his exquisite color plates are presented alongside a translation of his original French text describing them. Explanatory material by Andrew Bednarski and other scholars puts the work in context. Arriving in Egypt in 1815, Cailliaud embarked upon a series of explorations that included the rediscovery of the Roman emerald mines at Mount Zabora and ancient routes to the Red Sea, and expeditions in the Eastern and Western Deserts and the land we know today as Ethiopia. He made copious notes on the flora and fauna, people and antiquities he saw, and took a collection of over two thousand objects back to France. Cailliaud's beautifully rendered watercolors of scenes on ancient Egyptian tombs and temples (viewed before Champollion's deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs) show animated scenes of ancient daily life, with which he draws parallels to the nineteenth-century activities he observed around him."--Book jacket.
LC subject Cailliaud, Frédéric, 1787-1869.
Art, Egyptian.
Art, Ancient -- Egypt.
Industrial arts -- History.
Art, Ethiopian.
Relief (Sculpture), Ancient -- Egypt -- Pictorial works.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Nubia -- Antiquities.
Other subject Egypt -- Applied arts.
Egypt -- Social life and customs.
Theban tombs.
Other author Bednarski, Andrew, editor, translator.
Mainterot, Philippe, writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN 9789774166167 (hbk.)
9774166167 (hbk.)
WorldCat no. 876558090

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