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    DescriptionThe 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. The present volume introduces a series of such masterpieces, ranging from the Old Kingdom, or the 3rd millennium B.C., to the Late Period in the 9th century B.C. The works in question are 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, the statue of a scribe made of various materials, funerary relief of Aschait, a Sphinx of Sesostris III, a robed statue of Cherihotep, reliefs from the Temple at Carnac, sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut, murals from Thebes, seated figure of the goddess Sachmet, precious statue of Queen Teje, head of Akhenaten (Amenophis IV), Queen Nefertiti, golden mask of Tutankhamun, Ramses II from Abu Simbel, Horus-falcon made of granite, stone relief on the temple ambulatory at Edfu. Each book in TASCHEN's "Basic Genre" series features: a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period; and a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work and brief biography of the artist as well as additional information such as a reference work, portrait of the artist, and/or citations


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    Title
    Egypt Art
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Norbert Wolf, By (author) Rainer Hagen, By (author) Rose-Marie Hagen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783822854587
    ISBN 10: 3822854581
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART015010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 709.32
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Norbert Wolf has published books on medieval art, Piranesi, Velazquez and Romantic painting, including TASCHEN's Basic Art titles on Velazquez, Kirchner, Friedrich, Holbein, Durer, and Giotto and Codices Illustres: The World's Most Famous Illuminated Manuscripts. He lives in Munich.