Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

With contributions by means of Laurent Coulon, Sue Davies, Élisabeth Delange, Richard Fazzini, Florence Gombert, Adela Oppenheim, Diana Craig Patch, Maarten Raven, Edna Russmann, John H. Taylor, Eleni Tourna, and Michel Wuttmann
 

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 publication is the 1st to target the paintings and importance of Egyptian steel statuary, featuring clean insights and the main updated info in this lustrous and beneficial paintings. With brilliant texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, remove darkness from how its creation used to be built-in inside of inventive and social buildings, and query its capability position in ritual perform. the extreme 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 in the back of those treasures.

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