Objects of Daily Use [Paperback]

W.M. Flinders Petrie (Author)

ISBN: 9798888570128 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology | Volume: 7 | Year of Publication: 2023 | Language: English 110p, H296 x W210 (mm) Fully illustrated

Objects of Daily Use


A facsimile edition of the 1974 reissue of Flinders Petrie’s fully illustrated 1927 description and catalogue of personal and everyday Egyptian and Roman objects in his collections. Jewellery items include necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings, many made from precious metals and/or incorporating gemstones or beads. Toilet items include mirrors, combs, kohl pots, and sticks. Magic wands, manufactured to provide protection and carved from bone and ivory are described, along with examples carved as hands and found in pairs. Board games are represented by playing pieces and gameboards relating to a number of known games. Toys, writing equipment, fragments of furniture, walking sticks and basketry are all catalogued.

This volume is part of a new series comprising facsimile re-issues of typological catalogues produced between 1898 and 1937 by W. M. Flinders Petrie, based on his vast collection of Egyptian artefacts. Mostly excavated by Petrie during many seasons of campaign in the latter years of the 19th and early decades of the 20th century, these artefacts now reside in the Petrie Museum at University College, London. Long out of print, the catalogues were re-issued in facsimile by publishers Aris & Phillips in the 1970s alongside newly-commissioned titles, based on more recent examination of elements of the Petrie Collection by contemporary experts. The Oxbow Classics in Egyptology series makes a selection of these important resources available again in print for a new generation of students and scholars.

Table of Contents

1. Neck and head ornaments
2. Bracelets and gold rings
3. Earrings
4. Early stones and Egyptian rings
5. Engraved stones
6. Hair rings, ear studs, buckles, hair pins, combs
7. Kohl tubes and sticks
8. Mirrors
9. Head rests
10. Boxes, spoons, and toilet trays
11. Ivory and bone carving
12. Furniture and woodwork
13. Metal fittings
14. Games
15. Toys
16. Writing
17. Stamps

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