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Title: Ancient Egyptian Art: A Visual Encyclopedia
Author: Cartocci, Alice
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789774163234
Volumes: 1; Pages: 352
List Price in Cloth: $29.95 Our price: $20.99
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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.