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Reading Egyptian art : a hieroglyphic guide to ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture

Author: Richard H Wilkinson
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, [1992]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The art of ancient Egypt has excited imaginations for centuries. But without knowledge of hieroglyphic images, Egypt's rich artistic legacy, from colossal statues to finely wrought jewelry and minuscule charms, remains obscure. Here, for the first time, 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Wilkinson
ISBN: 0500050643 9780500050644
OCLC Number: 30112205
Description: 224 pages : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Man --
Woman --
Anthropomorphic deities --
Parts of the human body --
Mammals --
Parts of mammals --
Birds --
Parts of birds --
Amphibians and reptiles --
Fishes and parts of fishes --
Invertebrates --
Trees and plants --
Sky, earth, water --
Buildings and parts of buildings --
Ships and parts of ships --
Domestic and funerary furniture --
Temple furniture and sacred emblems --
Crowns, dress, staves --
Warfare, hunting, butchery --
Agriculture and crafts --
Rope, fiber, baskets --
Vessels of stone and earthenware --
Loaves and cakes --
Writings, games, music.
Responsibility: Richard H. Wilkinson.

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