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Egypt's dazzling sun : Amenhotep III and his world

Author: Arielle P KozloffBetsy Morrell BryanLawrence Michael BermanElisabeth DelangeCleveland Museum of Art.All authors
Publisher: Cleveland : Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed by Indiana University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fully illustrated catalogue of a major exhibition organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with the Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, Egypt's Dazzling Sun is an exceptional contribution to scholarship on the art and history of the reign of Amenhotep III (1391-1353 BC), the pharaoh who called himself the "Dazzling Sun Disk." Ruling in a period of unprecedented peace, Amenhotep III commissioned
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Kozloff, Arielle P.
Egypt's dazzling sun.
Cleveland : Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed by Indiana University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645830481
Named Person: Amenhotep, King of Egypt; Amenhotep, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arielle P Kozloff; Betsy Morrell Bryan; Lawrence Michael Berman; Elisabeth Delange; Cleveland Museum of Art.; Kimbell Art Museum.; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France)
ISBN: 0940717166 9780940717169 0940717174 9780940717176
OCLC Number: 25546540
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition to be held at: the Cleveland Museum of Art, July 1-September 27, 1992; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, October 24, 1992-January 31, 1993; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, March 2-May 31, 1993.
Description: xxiv, 476 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Ch. I. In Pursuit of a Pharaoh: 200 Years of Passion and Intellect --
Ch. II. Amenhotep III and His Times --
Ch. III. Large Commemorative Scarabs --
Ch. IV. Designing the Cosmos: Temples and Temple Decoration --
Ch. V. Royal and Divine Statuary --
Ch. VI. Small-Scale Royal Representations --
Ch. VII. Royal and Divine Images in Animal Form --
Ch. VIII. Private Statuary --
Ch. IX. Tomb Decoration: Paintings and Relief Sculpture --
Ch. X. Funerary Equipment --
Ch. XI. Ritual Implements and Related Statuettes --
Ch. XII. Glass Vessels --
Ch. XIII. Carved and Molded Vessels and Figurines --
Ch. XIV. Animals as Amulets, Weights, and Implements --
Ch. XV. Jewelry.
Responsibility: by Arielle P. Kozloff and Betsy M. Bryan with Lawrence M. Berman ; and an essay by Elisabeth Delange ; [translation of the essay ... by Arielle P. Kozloff].

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The fully illustrated catalogue of a major exhibition organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with the Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, Egypt's Dazzling Sun is an exceptional contribution to scholarship on the art and history of the reign of Amenhotep III (1391-1353 BC), the pharaoh who called himself the "Dazzling Sun Disk." Ruling in a period of unprecedented peace, Amenhotep III commissioned splendid temples and sponsored royal workshops in many.

Media. His aesthetic and technical innovations resound in the styles of his direct descendant, Tutankhamen, and in Egyptian art of all centuries. Comprehensive essays along with discussions of 143 objects, drawn from collections in the United States, Europe, and Egypt, offer a remarkably complete view of this golden age of Egyptian art. A range of new research methodologies assist in unveiling the remarkable variety and superb quality of the best work of Amenhotep III's.

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