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Egyptian Art

Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.25 lb, 96 pages
US$ 16
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Discover some of the most stunning masterpieces of ancient Egypt. This catalogue gathers sarcophagi, statues, murals, and other timeless treasures by unknown masters from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period. Find out why these centuries-old gems of World Cultural Heritage are displayed alongside masterworks of Michelangelo and da Vinci, from New York to Cairo.

From the Land of the Pharaohs

The finest treasures of ancient Egypt

The art of ancient Egypt that has been handed down to us bears no names of its creators, and yet we value the creations of these unknown masters no less than the works of later centuries, such as statues by Michelangelo or the paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. This book introduces some of the most important masterpieces, ranging from the Old Kingdom during the Third millennium BC to the Roman Period.

The works encompass sculptures, reliefs, sarcophagi, murals, masks, and decorative items, most of them now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but some occupying places of honor as part of the World Cultural Heritage in museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Featured works include:
  • Seated statue of King Djoser
  • Wood relief of Hesire on a dining table
  • Statue of a scribe made of various materials
  • Funerary relief of Aschait
  • Sphinx of Sesostris III
  • Robed statue of Cherihotep
  • Reliefs from the Temple at Carnac
  • Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Murals from Thebes
  • Seated figure of the goddess Sachmet
  • Statue of Queen Teje
  • Head of Akhenaten (Amenophis IV)
  • Queen Nefertiti
  • Golden mask of Tutankhamun
  • Ramses II from Abu Simbel
  • Horus falcon made of granite
  • Stone relief from the temple ambulatory at Edfu
The author

Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied history, Romance languages, and literature in Lausanne. After further studies in Paris and Florence, she lectured at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Rainer Hagen was born in Hamburg and graduated in literature and theater studies in Munich. He later worked for radio and TV, most recently as chief editor of a German public broadcasting service. Together they have collaborated on several TASCHEN titles, including Masterpieces in Detail, Pieter Bruegel, and Francisco de Goya.

Egyptian Art
Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.25 lb, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4917-2
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-4916-5
Edition: French
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Genre series features:
  • approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions
  • a detailed, illustrated introduction
  • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each presented on a two-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist
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