Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale


Gerry D. Scott III

Published in 1986, this catalogue is an indispensable guide for Egyptologists as well as a celebration of Yale University’s longstanding involvement in the field. As the first comprehensive view of the Egyptian holdings in the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Yale University Art Gallery—which range from the prehistoric period through the Roman conquest—it includes images of and information about both treasures and pieces never before published. An introduction by the author traces the history of Yale’s commitment to collecting in this area. The detailed entries are grouped by period, each of which is preceded by a brief introduction. Entries provide full cataloguing data, including condition, provenance, bibliography, and related works, as well as commentary. An appendix of inscriptions and several useful indexes round out this important study.


1987 First Choice, Professional Illustrated Books, New England Book Show, Bookbuilders of Boston