Ancient Egyptian Works of Art
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924. First Edition. Weigall, Arthur. Ancient Egyptian Works of Art. 1924. First Edition. Illustrated. Brown cloth boards with gold title design, author and illustration, mirrored on spine. Heavily illustrated with hundreds of black and white photos.
Ancient Egyptian Works of Art is intended to emphasis the artistic value of an artifact, as opposed to being just another curiosity on a mantlepiece. The works of Ancident Egypt has been heavily regarded for the age and the use of the specialized tools used to create them but artisitc merit has long been overlooked - at least that was the opinion of Weigall. After taking part in some of the most thorough and historically important archaeological digs in the modern world, Weigall was insistant on bringing this artistic merit to light, properly valuing these antiquities on a grander scale than age alone and recognizing them as "true art".
Arthur Weigall (1880-1934) was an English Egyptologist, journalist and author. Finding work at a young age with William Matthew Flinders Petrie, another English Egyptologist. Petrie was the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom and acted as inspiration to Weigall. This experience and mentorship prompted Weigall to continue his archaeological career under Howard Carter. After an unpleasant dispute, Carter was relieved of his post and Weigall, at the age of 25, took over the responsibility of the protection and management of antiquties for a vast region, stretching from Nag Hammadi to the Sudanese border. Item #349
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