Ancient Egyptian Beads

Authors: Xia, Nai

  • Presents a detailed analysis and thorough study of the unique collection of ancient Egyptian beads in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London
  • Based on the Ph.D dissertation written by pioneering Chinese archaeologist Xia Nai when he studied in London College University some 70 years ago
  • Proposes a new classification system, which affords a better basis for the further advancement of the study of this subject
  • Represents a crucial and long-awaited advance in archaeology, not only for Egypt but for the study of the past across Africa and beyond
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This book presents a detailed analysis and thorough study of the unique collection of Ancient Egyptian beads in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The book first discusses the archaeological value of beads and the method employed in the study of them, especially emphasizing the importance of the technique of bead-making for dating purposes. It then examines and evaluates various schemes for the classification of beads. The book goes on to propose a new classification system and works out a comprehensive corpus of beads with the aid of sixteen plates.

Next, the book features a chronological survey that details the material, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, arrangement and pictorial representation of beads throughout the nine divisions or periods of Ancient Egyptian history. This survey points out the characteristics of each period as well any contact Egypt may have experienced with foreign countries as shown by the beads. It also corrects much wrong identifications of materials and mistaken datings.

This book is based on the Ph.D dissertation written by pioneering Chinese archaeologist Xia Nai when he studied in London College University some 70 years ago and who had direct access to considerable firsthand resources at the forefront of Egyptology research. It represents a crucial and long-awaited advance in archaeology, not only for Egypt but for the study of the past across Africa and beyond.

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-54867-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 1, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52536-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ancient Egyptian Beads
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Social Sciences Academic Press(China) and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54868-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54868-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54867-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52536-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 173
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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