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Book Review: The Ornamental Calcite Vessels from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Book Review: The Ornamental Calcite Vessels from the Tomb of Tutankhamun Book Review The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 2021, Vol. 107(1-2) 303–304 © The Author(s) 2021 Book Review Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/03075133211044520 journals.sagepub.com/home/ega The Ornamental Calcite Vessels from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.By It is immediately clear that the existence and circulation Lise Manniche. Pp. xvi–46 and pls 55. Leuven and Bristol, CT: of widely-recognisable photos of these objects has not been Peeters, 2019. ISBN: 9789042937215. Price €62. matched by their serious consideration in print. Lise Man- niche is ideally placed to frame a discussion of these objects using her expertise in the visual culture of the New King- dom, especially of Thebes. The discussion is exemplary, and the present reviewer can only offer the most minor obser- After a 35-year hiatus in production – not an entirely vations in addition. unusual lag in Egyptology, it must be said – it is a pleasure Overall, an interpretational problem with much of the to be able to welcome this volume on the 21 ‘ornamental’ Tutankhamun material is that it is repeatedly presented as travertine vessels (or parts thereof) from the tomb of Tu- particularly luxurious and decadent, the props from some tankhamun. Like so many of the objects from KV http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Egyptian Archaeology SAGE

Book Review: The Ornamental Calcite Vessels from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Journal of Egyptian Archaeology , Volume 107 (1-2): 2 – Jun 1, 2021

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Book Review The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 2021, Vol. 107(1-2) 303–304 © The Author(s) 2021 Book Review Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/03075133211044520 journals.sagepub.com/home/ega The Ornamental Calcite Vessels from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.By It is immediately clear that the existence and circulation Lise Manniche. Pp. xvi–46 and pls 55. Leuven and Bristol, CT: of widely-recognisable photos of these objects has not been Peeters, 2019. ISBN: 9789042937215. Price €62. matched by their serious consideration in print. Lise Man- niche is ideally placed to frame a discussion of these objects using her expertise in the visual culture of the New King- dom, especially of Thebes. The discussion is exemplary, and the present reviewer can only offer the most minor obser- After a 35-year hiatus in production – not an entirely vations in addition. unusual lag in Egyptology, it must be said – it is a pleasure Overall, an interpretational problem with much of the to be able to welcome this volume on the 21 ‘ornamental’ Tutankhamun material is that it is repeatedly presented as travertine vessels (or parts thereof) from the tomb of Tu- particularly luxurious and decadent, the props from some tankhamun. Like so many of the objects from KV

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Published: Jun 1, 2021

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