When it comes to ancient Egyptian artifacts, the British Museum holds one of the best collections in the world. When remodeling necessitated the removal of many objects from display, the concept of a traveling exhibit was born. The show, which opened in Toledo, included more than 144 pieces, many of which are from the Study Collection, not usually on public view.
Russmann (Egyptian collections, Brooklyn Museum of Art) has put together a marvelous exhibition and gathered exceptional scholars to join her in writing on their areas of specialization. The result is this excellent catalogue, full of clear illustrations of both delightful tidbits and impressive masterworks. Easy to use and fun to read, this is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.