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Ancient Egyptian Art

200 LE

Short Description: A Visual Encyclopedia
Authors : Alice Cartoc
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 352
  • Hard Cover: False
  • ISBN: 9789774163234
  • Publishing Date: 2009

From the earliest clay figures and ivory combs of Predynastic times, through the masterful statuary of the Old Kingdom and the exquisite tomb paintings of the New Kingdom, to the astonishingly modern painted portraits of the Greco-Roman era, the artistic achievements of Egypt span over four thousand years. In this unique new visual reference work, the finest examples of Egyptian art from museum collections around the world are illustrated to advantage in more than 360 beautiful full-color photographs. Not only a feast for the eyes, this book is informative too, with introductions to each historical period, graphic summaries of Egyptian history and great archaeological discoveries, and a chronology and glossary. This celebration and pageant of ancient Egyptian creative expression deserves a place on the shelves of Egyptologists and art lovers alike. Alice Cartocci, born in Arezzo in 1977, is an independent writer and researcher on ancient Egyptian mathematics and art.