By (author) Gay Robins
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Egyptian Statues by Gay Robins
Book DescriptionFor over three thousand years, ancient Egyptian sculptors created statues of deities, kings and lite officials and their families. These were set up mainly in temples or tombs and played a vital role in temple and funerary ritual, being places where non-physical entities - deities, the royal ka-spirit and the ka-spirits of the dead - could manifest themselves in this world. This book examines the materials and techniques employed by sculptors and various statue types and poses that occur. Next it explores the function of statues and the different contexts for which they were made. This is followed by a chapter explaining the notion of the ideal image: statues were not intended to be exact likenesses but rather ideal images reflecting the identity, role and status of the subject. A final chapter considers what was constant and what changed over time and looks at the influence that Egyptian statues had on the origins of monumental Greek sculpture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747805205
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gay Robins
Art of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (July 2008)
Illustrated with over 250 remarkable objects from the British Museum and other collections in Egypt, the United States and Europe, this book traces the course of Egyptian art from its sudden initial flowering to its final resurgence during the rule of the Ptolemies.
Egyptian Painting and Relief, Paperback (December 1986)» View all books by Gay Robins
The artists of Ancient Egypt reached a level of sophistication and technical mastery unsurpassed by other early peoples. This book elucidates the principles of representation underlying Egyptian art, which differ fundamentally from western conventions rooted in perspective, and describes the materials and methods used by the artists.
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Author Biography - Gay Robins
Dr Gay Robins studied Egyptology at the University of Durham as an undergraduate and then went to Oxford to undertake research on queens of the Eighteenth Dynasty, obtaining a DPhil in 1981. From 1979 to 1983 she was the Lady Wallis Budge Research Fellow in Egyptology at Christ's College, Cambridge. She is now Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art in the Art History Department at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Faculty Consultant for Ancient Egyptian Art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory.
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