Wondrous Curiosities: Ancient Egypt at the British Museum
2006·Chicago and London
by Moser, Stephanie
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2006. Hardcover. Would be NF/NF, but it's an art college ex-lib. copy with spine sticker, edge stamps, bar code sticker/etc. on back end paper, etc. No marks within text.. Orange cloth with gilt lettering. Color-illus. dj with white lettering on black spine. In Mylar cover. xi + 328 pp. with bw frontis; 13 color plates; bw illus. numbered by chapter. Sections include: Museum display, representation, and ancient Egypt -- To pleasurably serve the mind : the didactic study collections of the early modern period -- Wondrous curiosities : the display of the Sloane collection of Egyptian antiquities, 1759 -- Colossal monstrosities : the Townley installation of Egyptian antiquities, 1808 -- Monumental masterpieces : the exhibition of the collection of Henry Salt, 1823 -- Accessible oddities : the New Smirke Gallery and Egyptian Room, 1834 and 1837 -- Historical documents : the extended Smirke galleries, 1854-1880 -- Something for everyone : the British Museum and its creation of ancient Egypt.
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