Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney
Edited by Karin N. Sowada and Boyo G. Ockinga
The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney holds Australia's most important collection of artefacts from the land of the pharaohs. Many pieces were acquired in 1856/7 during a trip to Egypt by one of the University's founders, Sir Charles Nicholson, who gathered together an eclectic group of objects drawn from many sites and periods of Egyptian history. This book presents 25 essays about the collection and its history, written by leading scholars from around the world. Many of the objects, highly important in their own right, are here published for the first time, in a volume which ' as one of the reviewers remarks ' "proves remarkable for both the scientific level of its contributions and the number and quality of its illustrations, whether black and white or in colour". The same reviewer expresses the wish "that every Egyptian collection may one day be the object of a publication as fine as this one" (F. Payraudeau in Histara 2008).
Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum is a companion volume to Classical Art in the Nicholson Museum, published by Philipp von Zabern in 1995.
Index of Royal and Personal Names on Nicholson Museum Objects
Index of Titles on Nicholson Museum Objects
Colour Plates 57-64