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When the pyramids were built : Egyptian art of the Old Kingdom

Author: Dorothea Arnold; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Royal Ontario Museum.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Rizzoli International Publications, ©1999.
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"The Old Kingdom (about 2650 2150 B.C.E.) was the first golden age of Egyptian culture, a period that determined the form and character of Egyptian art for centuries to come." "This volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Reunion des Musees Nationaux in Paris, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, brings together 115 Old Kingdom masterworks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Arnold, Dorothea.
When the pyramids were built.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Rizzoli International Publications, ©1999
(OCoLC)607371349
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothea Arnold; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Royal Ontario Museum.
ISBN: 0870999087 9780870999086 0870999095 9780870999093
OCLC Number: 41431745
Notes: This publication is issued in conjunction with the exhibition Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, held at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, from Apr. 6 to July 12, 1999, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., from Sept. 16, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000 and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, from Feb. 13 to May 22, 2000.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Dorothea Arnold ; photographs by Bruce White.
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Explores Old Kingdom art and antiquities.  Read more...

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