Tombs, temples and ancient art / with paintings by the author, edited by Corinna Lindon Smith.

1st ed.. Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 1956.

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Subjects Art, Ancient.
Art, Egyptian.
Egyptians -- Antiquities.
Description 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes Includes index.
Summary From book cover: Tombs Temples And Ancient Art: When Joseph Lindon Smith went out to Egypt as a young artist in 1898, archaeology was beginning to uncover some of the fabled treasures of an ancient land. For the next half-century, he devoted himself to the great "finds" as they were excavated from the encroaching sands, depicting them in countless paintings for the leading museums of the world. He became the friend of Flinder Petrie, the greatest of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Egyptologists, and the co-worker of the best-known archaeologists down to 1950; he explored and painted at Petra, Persepolis, Ur Palmyra, and Baalbek; he also did work with Sylvanus Griswold Morley in the ancient Maya centers of America, and painted in the Far East. His personal account of what transpired under his eyes and of the chronology and relations of ancient art over a wide area is at once exciting narrative and important history. The many illustrations chosen from his painting provide visual accompaniment to his story of classical civilizations and reveal the literal quality of his own art, which has in notable instances preserved for us the likeness of things that have since crumbled or faded on exposure to light and air after being buried for centuries. Tombs, Temples, And Ancient Art gains strength for its informality, for while the initiated will discover facts and interpretations of high importance to science, all readers will recognize in it the work of a man alive to adventure.
Contents Preface -- Way To Egypt, 1863-1898 -- 1: Decisive influences -- 2: Lord Cromer's Cairo -- 3: Destination-Upper Egypt -- Searching For Tombs, 1904-1905 -- 4: Archaeologist as neighbors -- 5: Discovery of the Tomb of Ouiya and Touiyou -- 6: Working the tomb -- Legrain And The Davis "Finds", 1905-1906 -- 7: Fishing for statues at Karnak -- 8: Siphtah and other tombs -- Great Discoveries, 1906-1907 -- 9: Amarna period of Heresy -- 10: Discovery of the tomb of Queen Tiyi -- 11: So-called Akhenaten mummy -- 12: Lost kings of the valley -- 13: Dinner party at Karnak -- 14: Cromer legacy -- Ancient Sites And Modern Thieves, 1907-1908 -- 15: Tomb of Horemheb -- 16: Saqqarah tombs -- 17: Story of the golden hawk -- Curse Of Amon, 1908-1909 -- 18: Submerged area -- 19: Tombs of officials at Thebes -- 20: Curse of Amon -- Great Pyramid Sites, 1912-1913 -- 21: Pyramid field of Giza -- 22: Sensational treasures -- Tutankhamen And Nefertete, 1922-1923 -- 23: Tomb of Tutankhamen -- 24: Near death in Pharaoh's tomb -- 25: Germans and Nefertete -- Scheming Women And Schemers, 1925-1928 -- 26: Descendants of Cheops -- 27: Secret reburial of Queen Hetepheres I -- 28: Offering chapel of Queen Meresankh III -- Egyptian Portraiture, 1938-1929 -- 29: Sculpture in the Pyramid Age -- 30: Head of Weserkaf -- 31: Reisner's excavations in the Sudan -- Continuity Of Egypt, 1931-1932 -- 32: Beiram festival -- 33: Influence of ancient religion and tradition -- Reisner and The Lengthening Shadow, 1932-1933 -- 34: Enduring mind of a scholar -- At Saqqarah And Abydos, 1933-1938 -- 35: Quibell's Alabaster -- 36: Archaic Cemetery of North Saqqarah -- 37: Emery's sensational find -- 38: Housekeeping at Abydos, 1937 -- 39: Forgeries -- Egyptians Take Over, 1946-1950 -- 40: Aftermath of the war -- 41: Half a century in retrospect -- Ancient Near East -- 42: Long influence of Egypt -- 43: Ur of the chaldees -- Majesty Of Persia -- 44: Persepolis -- Classical World -- 45: Greece -- 46: Sarcophagus found at Sidon -- 47: Baalbek -- 48: Palmyra -- 49: Petra, 1930 -- Quest In The Far East -- 50: Japanese and Chinese monuments -- 51: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom -- Ancient Monuments Of The Americas -- 52: Maya: Quirigua and Copan -- 53: With the Carnegie staff at Chicken Itza -- 54: Persistent past in Yucatan -- Bibliography -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1016305
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WorldCat Identities Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950.
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