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H 290 x W 205 mm

298 pages

369 illustrations in colour and black & white

Published Nov 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789693393

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Egypt in Croatia: Croatian Fascination with Ancient Egypt from Antiquity to Modern Times

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Elements from Ancient Egypt have been present in Croatia ever since Antiquity. 'Egypt in Croatia' considers artefacts discovered in present-day Croatia, 16th-20th century travellers, Egyptian collections and early collectors (1820s-1950s), the development of Egyptology as a field of study as well as the various elements of ‘Egyptomania’.



Preface ; 

Chapter I: Ancient Egyptian culture in Croatia in AntiquityMladen Tomorad
1. Early penetration of ancient Egyptian artefacts and Aegyptiaca (7th–1st centuries BCE) ; 
2. Diffusion of ancient Egyptian cults in Istria and Illyricum (late 1st–4th centuries BCE) ; 
3. Possible sanctuaries of Isaic cults in Croatia ; 
4. Professions related to the diffusion of Egyptian cults in Croatia and surrounding regions (central and south-eastern Europe) ; 
5. Presence of ancient Egyptian gods and artefacts in Croatia ; 
6. Ancient Egyptian decorative and architectural elements along the eastern Adriatic coast ; 
7. Catalogue of selected artefacts related to the early penetration and diffusion of ancient Egyptian cults in Istria, Dalmatia and Pannonia (1st millennium BCE – 4th century CE) ; 

Chapter II. Croatian travellers to Egypt from the 16th to the middle of the 20th century
1. Croatian travellers to Egypt: from the early modern period to the tours of the ‘Yugoslav Lloyd’ shipping company of the 1930s – Mladen Tomorad
2. The Croatian traveller George Husz from Rascinia: his life in Egypt and the Near East (1532–1541) – Mladen Tomorad
3. Jakov Šašel (1832–1903) and his travels to Egypt in 1853/4 – Sanda Kočevar
4. The photographs of Antonio Beato in the Dubrovnik archaeological museum – Mladen Tomorad
5. Fran Gundrum Oriovčanin in Egypt at the end of 1902 – Mladen Tomorad
6. Croatian emigration to Egypt in the 19th and 20th centuries – Mladen Tomorad
7. Ivan Meštrović in Egypt, May 1927 – Zorana Jurić Šabić
8. Ivan Meštrović: his fascination with ancient civilisations, as reflected in his postcards sent to Ruža Meštrović in May 1927 – Sabina Kaštelančić
9. The ‘Yugoslav Lloyd’ shipping company and cruising around the Mediterranean in the 1930s – Mladen Tomorad
10. Grga Novak and his first research trip to Egypt (December 1932 – February 1933) – Mladen Tomorad

Chapter III. Egyptian collections in Croatia
1. Early collectors and the genesis of the most important Egyptian collections in Croatia (1820 – 1950s) – Mladen Tomorad
2. Egyptian collections in Croatia – Mladen Tomorad
3. History of Egyptian objects in the Osijek archaeological museum – Marina Kovač
4. Catalogue of selected artefacts from institutional collections in Croatia – Mladen Tomorad

Chapter IV. Egyptology in CroatiaMladen Tomorad
1. Development of Egyptology in Croatia ; 

Chapter V. The Egyptian revival and ‘Egyptomania’ in Croatia
1. Egyptian revival and modern ‘Egyptomania’ in Croatia – Mladen Tomorad
2. Egypt as imaged by 19th- and 20th-century Zagreb: buildings, monuments and street furniture – Marina Bagarić
3. Ivan Meštrović – creating art for eternity: Meštrović’s fascination with ancient Egypt as illustrated by the family mausoleum in Otavice – Zorana Jurić Šabić
4. Influences of Egyptian style in furniture making: examples from the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb – Vanja Brdar Mustapić
5. ‘Egyptomania’ and clock production: examples from the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb – Vesna Lovrić Plantić
6. Project Croato-Aegyptica – Mladen Tomorad