DAWN OF EGYPTIAN ART


DAWN OF EGYPTIAN ART

DIANA CRAIG PATCH    Book Number: 91335    Product format: Hardback

Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York there are illustrations of more than 180 objects created from about 4,000 to 2650 BC presenting the artforms and iconography in which the early Egyptians recorded their beliefs, the yearly events that took place and what they thought was important to the eternal survival of their world. Comprehensive texts by scholars examine the early weaving scene, the human figure, early dynastic art, sculpture, animals, humans and hybrids, text and image and the origin of writing in Ancient Egypt and the Stela of King Raneb. Among the earliest royal imagery for example are hieroglyphs, one the scene of the king smiting Egypt's enemies, or the falcon as the symbol of the living monarch. Some of these exhibition pieces were excavated by the Museum, for example at Hierakonpolis or from field work and archaeological digs. The texts explore the origins and early development of the culture of Ancient Egypt and discuss the relationship between image and writing as well as the representation of the self and the universe in impressive, rare and ancient images of people, animals and landscapes made by the Egyptians who lived prior to the age of the pharaohs. 276 big glossy pages with full page colour plates, dozens of colour examples of figurines, ceremonial objects, jars, model boats, hair combs, spoons with the falcon decoration on the handle, a snake game board, turtle-shaped offering bowl among the hundreds of objects depicted. 246 illus, 234 in colour, map and chronologies of the dynastic periods. Rare exhibition catalogue from August 2012.
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ISBN 9780300179521
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