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Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids by Dorothea Arnold

The Egyptian Old Kingdom (c. 26502150 BC) was an era of extraordinary artistic achievement-the period that gave us the Sphinx and the pyramids as well as a rich legacy of private tombs, wall paintings, reliefs, statuary, jewelry, and decorative arts. This book, the companion volume to a major traveling exhibition organized by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre in Paris, showcases the most impressive assemblage of Egyptian art and artifacts since the Tutankhamun exhibition of the late 1970s. Scholarly essays and 650 illustrations bring to life a remarkable panoply of Old Kingdom objects-temple and tomb reliefs, striking gold jewelry, handsome stone vessels, monumental statues, stelae, and exquisite statuettes. Together, text and images create a stunning tribute to the world of the Pharaohs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810965430
Publisher: HNA Books
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications Series
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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