This is a catalogue of all the stone sculptures in the round from Ancient Egypt, kept in the Allard Pierson. It includes about 60 objects from the Predynastic to Greco-Roman periods. These include statues of divinities, royal and private persons, animal figures, and funerary sculpture. A list of abbreviations is provided after detailed introductions. The volume is concluded with extensive indexes, covering divine, royal and private names, titles, geography, materials, key words, and periods. The volume is richly illustrated and will be a useful reference for any scholar interested in Ancient Egyptian sculpture.
Willem Van Haarlem received his MA in Egyptology at the University of Amsterdam, and in 1991 became the director of excavations at Tell Ibrahim Awad. In 2014 he was awarded a PhD at the University of Leiden. After working with the Allard Pierson for more than 45 years, he retired from his position as Curator of Egyptian Antiquities in 2021.
‘This is a welcome addition to museological literature because the inclusion of the acquisition history of the object in every entry addresses concerns about the thorny issue of provenance, which so dominates today’s discourse regarding the acquisition of antiquities’ Dr Robert Steven Bianchi, The Ancient Egyptian Museum Shibuya‘The complete collection of Egyptian stone sculptures in the Allard Pierson was a ‘missing link’ and can now be included in various studies of Ancient Egypt.’ Dr Tine Bagh, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek