Egyptian Art
ISBN: 3836520540
EAN13: 9783836520546
Language: English
Pages: 296
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 12.44" L x 9.61" W
Weight: 4.14 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The art of ancient Egypt that has been handed down to us bears no names of its creators, and yet we value the creations of these unknown masters no less than the works of later centuries, such as statues by Michelangelo or the paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. This book introduces some of the most important masterpieces, ranging from the Old Kingdom during the Third millennium BC to the Roman Period.

The works encompass sculptures, reliefs, sarcophagi, murals, masks, and decorative items, most of them now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but some occupying places of honor as part of the World Cultural Heritage in museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Featured works include:

Seated statue of King Djoser

Wood relief of Hesire on a dining table

Statue of a scribe made of various materials

Funerary relief of Aschait

Sphinx of Sesostris I

Robed statue of Cherihotep

Reliefs from the Temple at Carnac

Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut

Murals from Thebes

Seated figure of the goddess Sachmet

Statue of Queen Teje

Head of Akhenaten (Amenophis IV)

Queen Nefertiti

Golden mask of Tutankhamun

Ramses I from Abu Read More chevron_right

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