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Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

With contributions through 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 heritage, 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 booklet is the 1st to target the artwork and value of Egyptian steel statuary, proposing clean insights and the main updated details in this lustrous and beneficial paintings. With shiny texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, light up how its creation was once built-in inside inventive and social constructions, and query its power position in ritual perform. the intense huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored intensive, as is the expertise that was once inseparable from the artistry at the back of those treasures.

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