The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt

Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: English | Number of Pages: 336 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 019927665X | Isbn-13: 9780199276653 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presented here for the first time. In addition to the information it provides about individual works of art, supported by catalogue entries, the study explores fundamental questions such as how artists combine the iconographies and representational forms of different visual traditions, and why two distinct visual traditions were employed in Roman Egypt.