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Reading Egyptian Art : A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture - Richard H. Wilkinson

Reading Egyptian Art

A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture

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The legacy of Egyptian art, from colossal statues to finely wrought jewellery and minuscule charms, can appear deceptively simple. Without knowledge of the hieroglyphic images incorporated in the art, much remains obscure. Here is an introduction to the symbolic language of hieroglyphs: a directory of the one hundred signs used most often in Egyptian painting and sculpture - from "seated man" and "lion" to "vulture" and "ankh". This guide offers a comprehensive explanation of the symbols, their origins, identification and uses. The hieroglyphs are arranged thematically, fully cross-referenced, and illustrated by newly-commissioned drawings and photographs. The result is a companion for all those interested in the mysteries of ancient Egyptian art.

Catalogue of hieroglyphs; man; woman; anthropomorphic deities; parts of the human body; mammals; parts of mammals; birds; parts of birds; amphibians and reptiles; fishes and parts of fishes; invertebrates; trees and plants; sky, earth and water; buildings and parts of buildings; ships and parts of ships; domestic and funerary furniture; temple furniture and sacred emblems; crowns, dress, staves; warfare, hunting, butchery; agriculture and crafts; rope, fiber; baskets; vessels of stone and earthenware; loaves and cakes; writings, games, music; gardiner's sign list; locations of illustrated objects.

ISBN: 9780500277515
ISBN-10: 0500277516
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition