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With contributions by way of Laurent Coulon, Sue Davies, Élisabeth Delange, Richard Fazzini, Florence Gombert, Adela Oppenheim, Diana Craig Patch, Maarten Raven, Edna Russmann, John H. Taylor, Eleni Tourna, and Michel Wuttmann
 

Throughout their lengthy historical past, the traditional Egyptians crafted beautiful statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold as choices to their gods and to be used in temples and shrines. This e-book is the 1st to target the paintings and importance of Egyptian steel statuary, proposing clean insights and the main up to date info in this lustrous and worthwhile paintings. With shiny texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, light up how its construction was once built-in inside inventive and social buildings, and query its power position in ritual perform. the intense huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored extensive, as is the know-how that used to be inseparable from the artistry in the back of those treasures.

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