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Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065771
Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065771
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Title: Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt

Author: Petrie, W Flinders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9781108065771

Volumes: 1; Pages: 252

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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853?1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. In this 1909 handbook, ranging in coverage from the prehistoric period to the Roman era, he examines a sample of the work of Egyptian painters, sculptors and diverse craftsmen, touching on such topics as statuary, architecture, jewellery, pottery and textiles. Beginning with a discussion of the meteorological, religious and political factors that influenced Egyptian artistic responses, the book contains 140 illustrations of the most striking works of each period. Many of the featured artefacts formed part of Petrie's own collection, and over a third of the photographs had not been previously published. His earlier lectures on Egyptian Decorative Art (1895), along with many of his other publications, are also reissued in this series.Table of ContentsPreface1. The character of Egyptian art2. The periods and schools3. The statuary4. The reliefs5. The painting and drawing6. The architecture7. The stone-working8. Jewellery9. Metal work10. Glazed ware and glass11. The pottery12. Ivory-working13. Woodwork14. Plaster and stucco15. ClothingIndex.
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