Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]. F. Hassanein, M. Nelson.
La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]
La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]
La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]
La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]

La Tombe du Prince Amon-(Her)-Khepchef [Collection Scientifique : Vallée des Reines]

Le Caire: Centre d'Études et de Documentation sur l'Ancienne Égypte, 1976. First edition. Softcover. Quarto (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"). [3], x, [1], 38, [1], 39-93, [1], 94-117, [1] loose leaves (Text), xlvi (i.e 48) loose leaves (Plates), 118-123, [1] loose leaves (Table of Content and colophon). Leaves housed in a printed stiff paper portfolio, with blue and black lettering to spine and front cover. Title leaf in blue and black lettering. Frontispiece.

Published by the Centre d'Etude et de Documentation sur l'Ancienne Egypte (CEDAE), this monograph is entirely devoted to Amun-her-khepeshef's tomb located in the Valley of the Queens.

Amun-her-khepeshef was the eldest son and appointed heir of Pharaoh Ramses III. Like many of his brothers, he was named after a son of Ramses II, Amun-her-khepeshef. He died when he was about fifteen years old.

His well preserved tomb, QV55 (in the Valley of the Queens) was excavated by Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli and his team in 1903-1904.

The tomb contains extraordinary paintings, but, because it had been completely looted, probably during the 19th Dynasty, little in the way of artifacts were discovered inside the tomb.

The 48 plates numbered i to xlvi (there is a plate ii bis and xx bis) depict the interior of the tomb, b/w and color details of the splendid paintings, as well as the sarcophagus.

Portfolio age-toned along spine, and partly rubbed, with minor closed tears. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of front cover. Text in French. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #43251

Price: $150.00

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