London & New York: Kegan Paul International, 1995. First Edition. Cloth. Octavo, 24.7 x 18.4cm, xvii, (1) blank, 187pp, (2) blank, in-text illustrations, charts, heorglyphics. Maroon cloth covered boards with title in gilt to spine, dust jacket with illustration of Nefertari offering wine to Hathor. Jacket has slight indentations. Fine / very good. Item #639
In its day an innovative study of the religious significance of wine in ancient Egyptian rituals and how expressions were coined, stereotyped and transmitted over long arcs of time. Examines the development of viticulture in Egypt before exploring the significance of wine and wine offering in mythology and religion.