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Sacred and ProfaneTreasures of Ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of Birmingham

Published by GILES in association with the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 128 pages, 270 x 205 mm (8 x 10½ in.), portrait

Illustrations — 125 colour and 8 b & w illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-80-5

Press Release — Treasures of Ancient Egypt

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"Ideal as a souvenir of the exhibition, but especially useful for the many people who might not be able to visit Birmingham" Ancient Egypt Magazine

About the Book

Published on the opening of a dazzling exhibition at the Barber Institute, this volume displays a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the rarely-seen Myers Collection. Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection highlights over 80 objects, tracing two and a half millennia of life and death in ancient Egypt. The Myers Collection of Egyptian Art at Eton College is widely-regarded as one of the most important, collections of small Egyptian artefacts in the world, yet the cache of about 3,000 statuettes of mortals and gods, mummy masks, jewellery and cosmetics, pottery, papyri and children’s toys has been until now under-researched and unseen. This new volume contributes significantly to the wider scholarship and understanding of this stunning private collection in particular and Egyptian art in general. Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt is showing at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, 18 June, 2010–18 January, 2012

About the Author(s)

Eurydice Georganteli is keeper of Coins & lecturer, College of Arts and Law; Martin Bommas is senior lecturer in Egyptology, College of Arts and Law; Maria Michela Luiselli is honorary research fellow in Egyptology, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham; Michael Sharp is senior editor in classic and Byzantine Studies, Cambridge University Press