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Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

Taschen

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Discover some of the most stunning masterpieces of ancient Egypt. This catalogue gathers sarcophagi, statues, murals, and other timeless treasures by unknown masters from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period. 

The 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. This book introduces some of the most important masterpieces, ranging from the Old Kingdom during the Third millennium BC to the Roman Period.

The works encompass 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
  • Statue of a scribe made of various materials
  • Funerary relief of Aschait
  • Sphinx of Sesostris III
  • Robed statue of Cherihotep
  • Reliefs from the Temple at Carnac
  • Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Murals from Thebes
  • Seated figure of the goddess Sachmet
  • 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 from the temple ambulatory at Edfu

    Product Details

    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Published in 2018
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.2 × 8.3  (25.9 × 21.1 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.3 lb (20.8 oz; 590 g)
    • SKU010002439 | 9783836549172

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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