Unearthing the Truth


    Art Ancient History

    Unearthing the Truth

    Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculpture

    Edna R Russmann

    Brooklyn Museum 2009

    Hardback 91pp Illustrated 220x150mm

    9780872731622   Product Code: 20022

    Published to accompany an exhibition held in 2009, this is an illustrated catalogue of the Brooklyn Museum's collection of Egyptian Late Antique sculpture made for both pagans and Coptic Christians between the 4th century and the Arab conquest. Curator Edna Russman first describes 21 reliefs which use plant forms, Christian imagery and scenes from pagan myth; then presents evidence which suggests that a further ten items are modern forgeries or reworkings. Slightly off-mint.

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