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Egyptian ArtThe Walters Art Museum

Published by GILES in association with the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Add to Cart US$45.00

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 192 pages, 270 × 205 mm (8 × 10 ½ in.), portrait

Illustrations — 114 colour and 35 b&w illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-57-7

Book Details (pdf) — Ancient-Egypt-AI-LR.pdf

Press Release — Fascinating survey of Egyptian art from...

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"There are some exquisite, unique and important pieces included in these pages and the book is the next best thing to actually visiting the collection. It brings the museum's wonderful collection to a world-wide audience" Ancient Egypt Magazine

About the Book

This volume is the latest in a growing list of beautifully illustrated titles about some of the most significant and popular subjects in art history and archaeology published in association with the Walters Art Museum. It presents 79 objects from the museum’s internationally renowned collection of ancient Egyptian art, ranging in date from the early dynastic to the Roman period. An introductory overview of Egyptian art is followed by the main presentation of artworks, which are divided into five chronological sections, reflecting the broader divisions of Egyptian political history: the early dynastic period and Old Kingdom; the Middle Kingdom; the New Kingdom; the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period and the Ptolemaic and Roman Period. Each section is prefaced by an introduction to the key political, artistic and wider cultural developments of that period. Each artwork is accompanied by an extended entry that places it within the context of ancient Egyptian art and discusses key stylistic and decorative features, as well as technical information

About the Author(s)

Matthias Seidel is an independent scholar; Regine Schulz is curator of ancient art and director of international curatorial relations at the Walters Art Museum; Betsy Bryan is Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, and Near Eastern Studies Professor at Johns Hopkins University; Christianne Henry is head of the Walters Library