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    Description'This study of Ptolemaic royal statuary will be an outstanding resource for scholars and of considerable interest to the general reader. As an Egyptological reference and as a model for the application of the methodology of art historical analysis, it should stand unchallenged for many years...a work of encyclopedic breadth and impeccable scholarship' - NJack A. Josephson, author of "Egyptian Royal Sculpture of the Late Period, 400ETH246 B.C".As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old.In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.


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    Title
    Portraits of the Ptolemies
    Subtitle
    Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Stanwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292777729
    ISBN 10: 0292777728
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, SOC000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    B&T Approval Code: A02302030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 731/.82/0932
    LC classification: NB1296.2 .S73 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 731.820932
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 932.021
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "This study of Ptolemaic royal statuary will be an outstanding resource for scholars and of considerable interest to the general reader. As an Egyptological reference and as a model for the application of the methodology of art historical analysis, it should stand unchallenged for many years.... a work of encyclopedic breadth and impeccable scholarship." Jack A. Josephson, author of Egyptian Royal Sculpture of the Late Period, 400-246 B.C.