The new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has art historians every where discussing the Pre-Pharaonic era in Egypt (4/4/12- 8/5/12). It is an area of study that hasn’t seen much scholarly work but Patch’s new work examines the influence it had over the culture that shaped early art history. One hundred and seventy objects dating from 4000 to 2650 BCE are at the core of this material culture study. They show the dynamic qualities that we associate with later Egyptian times as well as some new qualities never studied before. The exhibit just opened and is already a hit in the art community. You can pre-order your book today and be well versed in the language of the pre-Pharanoic era!