MASTERY OF METAL WORKING METHODS
Thomas Garnet Henry James, CBE, FBA
The British Museum, London
Gold technology in ancient Egypt by Henry James
Henry James (8 May 1923 – 16 December 2009), was a British Egyptologist, epigrapher, and museum curator.
He is best known for his career long association with the British Museum, serving with the Department of Ancient Egypt from 1951 to 1988, including 14 years as Keeper.
He also had a large number of outside scholarly interests and wrote a large number of important research works on the subject of Ancient Egypt.
James was the inspiration behind the radical reorganisation of the Egyptian sculpture display AT The British Museum in 1981.
His name appears on a number of publications about objects in the British Museum. He also wrote a number of volumes on the Hieroglyphic Texts from Egyptian Stelae series in 1961 and 1970).
James co-wrote two important publications based on his own epigraphic work in the field: The Mastaba of Khentika called Ikhekhi (1953) and Gebel el-Silsilah. The Shrines (1963).