The articles of Bernard V. Bothmer are the most comprehensive collection of writings on Egyptian art history. They are introduced by T.D.H. James, former Keeper, Egyptian Collection, The British Museum, and Rita Freed, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and address several themes, such as the reappraisal of old theories to gain new insights, the contextual interpretation of Egyptian art to determine nuance and meaning, and stylistic analysis. Topics covered range in date from the origins of ancient Egypt to its decline in the Roman period. The audience for the work includes professional scholars, students and museum curators, particularly in Europe, where Bothmer has a wide following. Bothmer in his career sought out both scholarly and lay audiences, and his writings have the same dual purpose.