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 museumís 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
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
Presents an overview of Egyptian art in the context of kingship, religion and daily life
Features nearly 80 beautiful and historically significant objects ranging from small, exquisitely worked jewels to massive carved granite statues of gods and goddesses, that span Egyptís early dynastic period through the Greco-Roman period
Features stunning new photography of the objects, including colour plates and details, and a wealth of comparative illustrations
114 colour & 35 b/w illustrations