Egypt Art

Author(s): Rose-Marie Hagen; Rainer Hagen

Artwork

From the Land of the Pharaohs
The finest treasures of ancient Egypt

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 Late Period in the 9th century BC.

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
  • About the series:
    Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre series features:

    • approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions
    • a detailed, illustrated introduction
    • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each presented on a two-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist

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General Fields

  • : 9783836549172
  • : taschen
  • : taschen
  • : February 2018
  • : 1.3 Centimeters X 26.5 Centimeters X 21.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rose-Marie Hagen; Rainer Hagen
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 709.32
  • : 96