With contributions by way of 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 historical past, 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 e-book is the 1st to target the paintings and value of Egyptian steel statuary, providing clean insights and the main updated info in this lustrous and valuable paintings. With bright 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 strength function in ritual perform. the extreme huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored extensive, as is the know-how that used to be inseparable from the artistry in the back of those treasures.