Throughout their lengthy heritage, the traditional Egyptians crafted beautiful statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold as choices to their gods and to be used in temples and shrines. This ebook is the 1st to target the artwork and value of Egyptian steel statuary, providing clean insights and the main up to date info in this lustrous and important paintings. With bright texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, remove darkness from how its creation was once built-in inside of creative and social buildings, and query its capability position in ritual perform. the intense huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored extensive, as is the expertise that used to be inseparable from the artistry at the back of those treasures.
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