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Egyptian Painting

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PAPERBACK

$11.50 • £9.95 • €10.50

ISBN 9780674241534

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

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72 pages

50 color illustrations, 38 halftones

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

From the earliest times the Egyptians used bold, bright colors to decorate their buildings, sculptures, papyri, coffins, and funerary chests. The large tomb-paintings in the British Museum are the most brilliant examples of their artistry but their love of color shows also in the small vignettes of painted papyri.

This book surveys the whole range of Egyptian painting, illustrated chiefly by the wealth of material in the British Museum. T. G. H. James examines the material used by the ancient painters and explains the conventions and methods which governed some great artists, whose work should be valued in its own right as well as for its incomparable record of Egyptian life 3,000 years ago.

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