By Nai Xia
This e-book provides a close research and thorough examine of the original selection of old Egyptian beads within the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.
The publication first discusses the archaeological price of beads and the tactic hired within the learn of them, in particular emphasizing the significance of the means of bead-making for courting reasons. It then examines and evaluates quite a few schemes for the class of beads. The booklet is going directly to suggest a brand new category approach and works out a complete corpus of beads as a result of 16 plates.
Next, the ebook incorporates a chronological survey that info the cloth, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, association and pictorial illustration of beads during the 9 divisions or classes of old Egyptian background. This survey issues out the features of every interval in addition any touch Egypt could have skilled with overseas international locations as proven by means of the beads. It additionally corrects a lot improper identifications of fabrics and fallacious datings.
This e-book is predicated at the Ph.D dissertation written through pioneering chinese language archaeologist Xia Nai while he studied in London university college a few 70 years in the past and who had direct entry to enormous firsthand assets on the leading edge of Egyptology study. It represents an important and long-awaited strengthen in archaeology, not just for Egypt yet for the learn of the earlier throughout Africa and beyond.
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