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Egyptian fakes : masterpieces that duped the art world and the experts who uncovered them / Jean-Jacques Fiechter ; translated from the French by Susan Schneider.

By: Fiechter, Jean-Jacques
Language: English Original language: French Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, c2009.Edition: English-language edDescription: 251 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9782080301116 (hbk.); 208030111X (pbk.)Uniform titles: Faussaires d'Egypte. English Subject(s): Art, Egyptian -- Forgeries | Forgery of antiquities -- Egypt
Contents:
Egyptomania, clever copies, and "travel souvenirs -- The first quality fakes : the beautiful Tetisheri in the British Museum and other pastiches -- Some masterpieces of Upper Egyptian forgeries -- Fakes inundate the European market : Ludwig Borchardt's revelations -- The "new schools" of fakes : Scultore Amatore and restoration/forgery in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo -- Oxan Aslanian, the master of Berlin -- A new source of inspiration for forgers : the rediscovery of Amarna art -- The Louvre, Amarna, and Art Deco -- The Mansoor affair, or, The riddle of the lost sculptor's workshop -- The scandal of the Necho scarabs -- In the wake of Ludwig Borchardt and the techniques of modern detection -- Forgery today : from the Nile to the Thames -- Copies, restorations, and composite statues -- The Djehuti dish : the "false fakes."
Summary: Shares stories about convincing Egyptian art forgeries that were considered authentic for decades before being withdrawn from major collections, including those in the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, and the British Museum.
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book British Museum
Egypt and Sudan Shelves LG.FIE (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 54063000201361
Book British Museum
Egypt and Sudan Upper Egypt LG.FIE (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 2 Available 54063000224009

Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-247) and index.

Egyptomania, clever copies, and "travel souvenirs -- The first quality fakes : the beautiful Tetisheri in the British Museum and other pastiches -- Some masterpieces of Upper Egyptian forgeries -- Fakes inundate the European market : Ludwig Borchardt's revelations -- The "new schools" of fakes : Scultore Amatore and restoration/forgery in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo -- Oxan Aslanian, the master of Berlin -- A new source of inspiration for forgers : the rediscovery of Amarna art -- The Louvre, Amarna, and Art Deco -- The Mansoor affair, or, The riddle of the lost sculptor's workshop -- The scandal of the Necho scarabs -- In the wake of Ludwig Borchardt and the techniques of modern detection -- Forgery today : from the Nile to the Thames -- Copies, restorations, and composite statues -- The Djehuti dish : the "false fakes."

Shares stories about convincing Egyptian art forgeries that were considered authentic for decades before being withdrawn from major collections, including those in the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, and the British Museum.

Translation of: Faussaires d'Egypte.

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