Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
|Rating||:||4.10 (623 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||152 Pages|
By providing vital background information, backed up with scientific examination of the techniques of mummification, this new book is the first proper, accessible survey of this fascinating side of ancient Egyptian life. It is full of amazing images of mummies, sculptures, and small decorative objects.Accompanies a major travelling exhibition - Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA, March 22-June 15, 2014; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN, October 18, 2014-January 18, 2015; Brooklyn Museum , NY, Summer/Fall 2015.. A fascinating mix of archaeology, history, and medical imaging shedding new light on ancient Egyptian animal mummies, this fully illustrated volume explores the important role granted to animals in Egyptian life—they were seen as equals to
This beautifully illustrated booksheds new light on the uniquely Ancient Egyptian practice of animal mummification” Sarah Griffiths, Ancient Egypt Magazine"Soulful Creatures is especially to be commended for its beautiful illustrations"Kmt: The Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt"The book provides an excellent overview of animal cults in ancient Egypt presented in a language suitable for the general public as well as being appropriate for scholars"—Salima Ikram, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
lyndonbrecht said Wonderful photos, somewhat boring text. The text is three essays, with what is essentially an art history approach, all related to an exhibit and collection at the Brooklyn Museum. The essays do offer a lot of information, but the style is a little stilted. It's readable but aimed, in my opinion, more at an art history readership than the general public. By that, I mean lots of terms and views that are a bit nose-in-the-airish. But, please note, there is . Five Stars Great informative book, illustrations are beautifully produced in color.. Cynthia D Knell said Beautiful book.. Gift for someone who missed the Bowers exhibit but appreciates the remembrance of animals and their human friends. Beautiful book.