The Art of the Pharaohs


    Ancient History Art

    The Art of the Pharaohs

    Giorgio Ferrero; Intro. Zahi Hawass

    American University in Cairo 2010

    Hardback 176pp Illustrated 430x348mm

    9789774164163   Product Code: 24650

    Introduced by Zahi Hawass, from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and illustrated with magnificent photography by Araldo De Luca, this volume explores the significance, values and evolution of the art of the pharaohs chronologically, from Narmer (c.3100 BCE) to Cleopatra VII (51-30 BCE). The text sketches an historical and artistic profile for each of 34 rulers, including Khafre, Nefertiti and Tutankhamen, revealing how the art practice of ancient Egypt aspired to 'represent an immutable, sanctified reality'. Includes a complete chronology.

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