Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney
Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney
Edited by Karin N. Sowada and Boyo G. Ockinga
Meditarch Publications
ISBN: 0958026513

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.

  • Karin N. Sowada, Sir Charles Nicholson: an Early Scholar-Traveller in Egypt
  • D. A. Aston, The Shabti of Si-iah
  • Christine Beinlich-Seeber, Painted Judgement Scene on Wood, R344
  • Susanne Binder, The Twelfth Hour of the Amduat
  • V. G. Callender, The Grafton Elliot Smith Collection
  • Marc Coenen, A Preliminary Survey of the Books of the Dead on Papyrus and Linen in the Nicholson Museum
  • Marianne Eaton-Krauss, The Sydney Goddess
  • Kathryn O. Eriksson, Relations between Egypt and Cyprus during the reign of Tuthmosis III: Evidence from Abydos Tomb D114
  • Jac. and Rosalind Janssen, A Dog on a Tile
  • David Jeffreys, An Amarna Period Relief from Memphis
  • Jana Jones, The Shroud of Tny, R92: a Textile Analysis
  • Robert Morkot, A Kushite Royal Woman, perhaps a God's Wife of Amun
  • Maya Müller, Head of a High Official from Deir el-Bahari
  • K. Mysliwiec and A. Kowalska, Fragment of a Wooden Coffin of a Child
  • Andrzej Niwinski, Fragments of the Early 22nd Dynasty Inner Coffin of the Theban Priest of Amun, Nesy-pauty-tauy
  • Boyo G. Ockinga, The Shroud of Tny, R92: An early example of Book of the Dead 100 on Linen
  • Klaus Parlasca, Roman Mummy Masks
  • Geraldine Pinch, The Nicholson Museum Hathor Capital
  • John Ray, Inscriptions and Ostraca in the Nicholson Museum: Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, Demotic and Carian
  • Janet Richards, The μ50 Group and the Abydos Cemeteries during the Middle Kingdom
  • R.T. Sparks, The Taweret Workshop: Nicholson Museum Inv. 00.107 and Related Vessels
  • John H. Taylor, The Coffin of Padiashaikhet
  • Jacobus van Djik, An 18th Dynasty Pottery Stela with a Hymn to Re
  • Janina Wiercinska, Fragment of a Wall Relief from the Temple of Tuthmosis III at Deir el-Bahari
  • David Wise, The Shroud of Tny, R92: A Pigment Analysis

Index of Royal and Personal Names on Nicholson Museum Objects

Index of Titles on Nicholson Museum Objects

Plates 1-56

Colour Plates 57-64

Hard cover