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    Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples (METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART) (Hardback) Edited by Marsha Hill, Contributions by Laurent Coulon, Contributions by Sue Davies, Contributions by Elisabeth Delange, Contributions by Richard Fazzini, Contributions by Florence Gombert, Contributions by Adela Oppenheim, Contributions by Diana Craig Patch, Contributions by Maarten Raven, Contributions by Edna R. Russmann


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    DescriptionThroughout their long history, the ancient Egyptians crafted exquisite statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold as offerings to their gods and for use in temples and shrines. This book is the first to focus on the art and significance of Egyptian metal statuary, presenting fresh insights and the most up-to-date information on this lustrous and precious work. With vivid texts, the authors trace continuities in the development of the statuary, illuminate how its production was integrated within artistic and social structures, and question its potential role in ritual practice. The extraordinary large bronzes of the Third Intermediate Period, the apogee of the tradition, are explored in depth, as is the technology that was inseparable from the artistry behind these treasures.

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    Gifts for the Gods
    Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Marsha Hill, Contributions by Laurent Coulon, Contributions by Sue Davies, Contributions by Elisabeth Delange, Contributions by Richard Fazzini, Contributions by Florence Gombert, Contributions by Adela Oppenheim, Contributions by Diana Craig Patch, Contributions by Maarten Raven, Contributions by Edna R. Russmann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,524 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300124088
    ISBN 10: 0300124082

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    B&T Approval Code: A02204200
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART015010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    B&T Approval Code: A03300000, A02302000
    DC22: 709.32
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 732.80747471, 732/.80747471
    LC classification: NB75 .G54 2007
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w illustrations + 80 colour images
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    26 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Marsha Hill is curator, Department of Egyptian Art, and Deborah Schorsch is conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.