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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 paintings and importance of Egyptian steel statuary, offering clean insights and the main updated details in this lustrous and worthwhile paintings. With shiny texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, remove darkness from how its construction used to be built-in inside inventive and social buildings, and query its capability function in ritual perform. the intense huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored extensive, as is the know-how that was once inseparable from the artistry in the back of those treasures.

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