The Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT 69)

The Art, Culture, and Science of Painting in an Egyptian Tomb

Edited by Melinda Hartwig

This lavishly illustrated book is the culmination of a project to document and conserve the tomb of Menna, one of the most beautiful and complex paint

English edition
240 pp.
134 color illus.
25X30cm
ISBN 9789774165863
For sale worldwide

39.95

This lavishly illustrated book is the culmination of a project to document and conserve the tomb of Menna, one of the most beautiful and complex painted tombs of the ancient Egyptian necropolis at Luxor. Through conservation, the tomb, which previously lay open to environmental influence, was brought back to its former glory. Aided by non-invasive methods of scientific analysis, the historical and cultural importance of Menna’s paintings can now be viewed and studied and enjoyed by a worldwide audience. High-definition photography and drawings complement specialist essays by scholars, scientists, and technicians, who discuss the artistic and cultural significance of the paintings, their architectural context, and scientific importance. Directed by Dr. Hartwig and administered by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as part of its Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project, the project was funded by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sponsored by Georgia State University, and carried out in collaboration with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

 

To read an excerpt, click here.

For the Table of Contents, click here.

Melinda Hartwig

Melinda  Hartwig is a specialist in ancient Egyptian art, architecture, and the applications of science in art. Her last book, A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art  (2014), received the 2016 PROSE award. She is the curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, and a professor emerita at Georgia State University.
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