Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

by Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen, Rose-Marie Hagen

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Overview

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

ISBN-13: 9783836549172
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 587,121
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 17.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rose-Marie Hagen, née en Suisse, a effectué des études de lettres modernes et d’histoire à Lausanne. Après avoir passé plusieurs séjours d’études à Paris et à Florence, elle a enseigné le français à l’American University à Washington, D.C. Rainer Hagen, né à Hambourg, a fait des études de littérature et de dramaturgie à Munich. Après sa thèse de doctorat, il a travaillé de 1956 à 1989 à la radio et à la télévision, où il fut à la fin rédacteur en chef d’un service allemand. Les deux auteurs ont réalisé plusieurs ouvrages parus aux Éditions TASCHEN, entre autres Les dessous des chefs-d’œuvre et deux monographies sur Pieter Bruegel et Francisco de Goya.

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