The domestic furnishings and religious-funerary objects in wood from the collections of the Egyptian Museum: working techniques, forms and uses in ancient Egypt.
The Egyptian Museum of Turin contains one of the finest collections of Egyptian art in the world. The “Notebooks of the Egyptian Museum”, published by Electa in collaboration with the Museum itself, cover the various artistic typologies present in the collections: the art of woodworking, the art of weaving, the art of making vessels. This volume is on woodworking: domestic furnishings and religious-funerary objects. Anna Maria Donadoni Roveri introduces the volume by retracing the history of the Egyptian collections. Enrichetta Leospo explores the techniques of workmanship, the forms, the decorative motifs and uses of objects in wood, including sarcophagi, stelae, furniture, caskets and other objects found in tombs. The book also includes a useful bibliography.