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Egyptian decorative art

Author: W M Flinders Petrie
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1999.
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Classic examination of the historical development of Egyptian decorative art offers interesting views on Egyptian taste in decorating, the ornamental writing of hieroglyphs, the origin of patterns, and more. Over 200 carefully drawn figures illustrate types of decoration under discussion: zigzags, waves, spirals, feathers, rosettes, lotus blossoms, basket work, cornices, gods and goddeses, the scarab, and much else.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W M Flinders Petrie
ISBN: 0486409074 9780486409078
OCLC Number: 42296279
Notes: Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1: Sources of decoration --
Egyptian taste for decoration --
Decorative writing of hieroglyphs --
Origin of patterns --
Probability of copying --
Geometrical ornament --
Natural ornament --
Structural ornament --
Symbolic ornament --
2: Geometrical decoration --
The line and the zigzag --
The spot --
The wave --
The spiral --
The continuous spiral --
Spiral surface patterns --
Quadruple spirals --
Frets --
Greek spirals --
Spiral borders --
Chequers --
Stitch patterns --
Circles --
3: Natural decoration --
Feathers --
Rosettes --
Disc and spot patterns --
Lotus flower --
Lotus borders --
Lotus plant --
Lotus development --
Lotus, Assyrian and Greek --
Lotus with pendant --
Papyrus --
Lotus and papyrus columns --
The palm --
The vine --
The convolvulus --
The thistle --
Garlands --
Captives --
The ibex --
Birds --
Stars --
Graining and marbling --
4: Structural decoration --
Structural forms surviving --
Rope pattern --
Basket-work --
Wooden framing --
Panelling --
Sloping walls --
Torus roll --
Palm cornice --
Papyrus cornice --
Binding patterns --
5: Symbolic decoration --
The uraeus --
The disc and wings --
The horns --
The vulture --
The scarab --
The lion --
The goddess Maat --
The goddess Hathor --
The God bes --
Hieroglyph symbols --
Captives.
Responsibility: W.M. Flinders Petrie.
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Classic examination of the historical development of Egyptian decorative art offers interesting views on Egyptian taste in decorating, the ornamental writing of hieroglyphs, the origin of patterns, and more. Over 200 carefully drawn figures illustrate types of decoration under discussion: zigzags, waves, spirals, feathers, rosettes, lotus blossoms, basket work, cornices, gods and goddeses, the scarab, and much else. Invaluable to students of fine art, art history, and the decorative arts.

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