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Three Royal Archetypal Sculptures: A Window Into the Cultural Achievements of Egypt During the Middle Kingdom J Oliver Self

Three Royal Archetypal Sculptures: A Window Into the Cultural Achievements of Egypt During the Middle Kingdom

J Oliver Self

Published December 31st 2014
ISBN : 9781478739531
Paperback
76 pages
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 About the Book 

The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt represents one of the greatest artistic periods of a visually accomplished ancient civilisation, yet it is also one of the most overlooked. The remaining sculptural works of this age, in particular, reveal anMoreThe Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt represents one of the greatest artistic periods of a visually accomplished ancient civilisation, yet it is also one of the most overlooked. The remaining sculptural works of this age, in particular, reveal an unprecedented complexity and iconography. This book provides a comparative analysis of three seminal works from the period, drawing from existing research to bring insight into the principles of Egyptian figurative works, their historical context and the artistic legacy each work inspired. The author has selected a variety of beautiful images from great museum collections throughout the world as supporting exhibits to the vigorous examination of the three primary works. This book, although principally an academic treatise, should also appeal to art enthusiasts, history lovers and any interested Egyptophile.