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The prevention and cure of disease and the treatment of injuries were major concerns in ancient Egypt. Poorly understood in Egyptian society, illness informed much of their art. Featuring works from The Metropolitan Museumand#8217;s collection, this fascinating book examines this relatively unexplored and underappreciated aspect of Egyptian art. It includes two introductory essays on Egyptian medicine, descriptions and photographs of sixty-four objects, and the first color reproduction of the Edwin Smith Papyrus in its entirety, accompanied by a full translation. One of the worldand#8217;s oldest scientific documents, the fifteen-foot-long Smith papyrus (now housed in the New York Academy of Medicine), discusses both practical and magical treatments of wounds and other maladies.

Book News Annotation:

Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalog examines the expression of medical concerns in the art of ancient Egypt as well as the practice of ancient Egyptian medicine as an art form. The exhibit illustrations are accompanied by the Edwin Smith Papyrus, written in 1600 BC as a practical guide to treating head and torso wounds. It is reproduced here in color and translated in full. Distributed by Yale U. Press.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalog examines the expression of medical concerns in the art of ancient Egypt as well as the practice of ancient Egyptian medicine as an art form. The exhibit illustrations are accompanied by the Edwin Smith Papyrus, written in 1600 BC as a practical guide to treating head and torso wounds. It is reproduced here in color and translated in full. Distributed by Yale U. Press. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Diseases and injuries were major concerns for ancient Egyptians. This book, featuring some sixty-four objects from the Metropolitan Museum, discusses how both practical and magical medicine informed Egyptian art and for the first time reproduces and translates treatments described in the spectacular Edwin Smith Papyrus.

About the Author

James P. Allen, Susan J. Allen, and Diana Craig Patch are in the Department of Egyptian Art, and David T. Mininberg, M.D., is associated with the Department of Egyptian Art, all at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300107289
Author:
Allen, James
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Allen, Susan J.
Author:
Allen, James P.
Author:
Mininberg, David T.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Medicine, egyptian
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
History of medicine
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w + 83 color illus.
Pages:
116
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1.3 lb

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Diseases and injuries were major concerns for ancient Egyptians. This book, featuring some sixty-four objects from the Metropolitan Museum, discusses how both practical and magical medicine informed Egyptian art and for the first time reproduces and translates treatments described in the spectacular Edwin Smith Papyrus.

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