Reading Egyptian Art
A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture New edition
By (author) Richard H. Wilkinson
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Reading Egyptian Art by Richard H. Wilkinson
Book DescriptionThe legacy of Egyptian art, from colossal statues to finely wrought jewellery and minuscule charms, can appear deceptively simple. Without knowledge of the hieroglyphic images incorporated in the art, much remains obscure. Here is an introduction to the symbolic language of hieroglyphs: a directory of the one hundred signs used most often in Egyptian painting and sculpture - from "seated man" and "lion" to "vulture" and "ankh". This guide offers a comprehensive explanation of the symbols, their origins, identification and uses. The hieroglyphs are arranged thematically, fully cross-referenced, and illustrated by newly-commissioned drawings and photographs. The result is a companion for all those interested in the mysteries of ancient Egyptian art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500277515
(230mm x 180mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 2-May-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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