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The Resource Unearthing ancient Nubia : photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition, Lawrence M. Berman

Unearthing ancient Nubia : photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition, Lawrence M. Berman

Label
Unearthing ancient Nubia : photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition
Title
Unearthing ancient Nubia
Title remainder
photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Berman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard/MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 years, their photographs documented the excavations with thousands of images as the riches of a great ancient civilization in northern Sudan were uncovered. George A. Reisner, the leader of the expedition, was keenly aware of the challenges of creating photographs under these conditions: "In judging the photographs, remember that the statues had to be photographed in the glaring light of the tropics under great difficulties owing to the weight and size of the objects which made it nearly impossible to put the statues together. "The best of these photographs bring to life the dramatic landscapes of the Nile Valley, the excitement of archaeological discovery and the artistry of the photographers who recorded it all. Unearthing Ancient Nubia reveals the origins of the single most important collection of ancient Nubian art outside of Khartoum
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Lawrence Michael
Dewey number
932-933
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT159.6.N83
LC item number
B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Harvard University
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Art, Ancient
  • Art, Ancient
  • Nubia
  • Art, Ancient
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Africa
  • Sudan
Label
Unearthing ancient Nubia : photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition, Lawrence M. Berman
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042079481
Dimensions
23 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages ;
Isbn
9780878468546
Lccn
2018934531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
74 illustrations
Label
Unearthing ancient Nubia : photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition, Lawrence M. Berman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042079481
Dimensions
23 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages ;
Isbn
9780878468546
Lccn
2018934531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
74 illustrations

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