Egypt in Toledo: The Ancient Egyptian Collection at the Toledo Museum of Art
By William H. Peck with Sandra E. Knudsen and Paula Reich
© 2011 * 112 pages, 9 x 12 inches, 123 color and 8 b/w images. Map, timeline, index.* ISBN 0-935172-28-9 (paperback) $24.95
Ancient Egyptian art has been integral to the Toledo Museum of Artís collection since its earliest days, when Museum founders Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey brought eleven crates of artifacts back to Toledo from Cairo in 1906. Despite that long history, this is the first time a survey of the Museumís important Egyptian collection has been published. Features an informative essay on Egyptian art and culture by William H. Peck, archaeologist and former Curator of Ancient Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, plus examinations of more than 80 works spanning 5,000 years, from the Predynastic Period to the Roman Period.
Sandra E. Knudsen is associate curator of ancient and African art and Paula Reich is curatorial projects and publications manager at the Toledo Museum of Art.