Gifts for the gods : images from Egyptian temples / Marsha Hill, editor ; Deborah Schorsch, technical editor
- New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 29 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Hill, Marsha, 1949-, Schorsch, Deborah, and Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- I. Art and Influence in Temple Images / Marsha Hill -- II. Charting Metal Statuary: The Archaic Period through the Pre-Thutmoside New Kingdom (ca. 3100-1479 B.C.) / Marsha Hill -- Catalogue entry by Eleni Tourna -- III. Shifting Ground: The New Kingdom from the Reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479-1070 B.C.) / Marsha Hill .23 -- Calalogue entries by Deborah Schorsch -- The Complexity of Alloys: New Discoveries About Certain "Bronzes" in the Louvre / Elisabeth Delange -- IV. Heights of Artistry: The Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1070-664 B.C.) / Marsha Hill -- Figural Surface Decoration on Bronze Statuary of the Third Intermediate Period / John H. Taylor -- Calalogue entries by Richard Fazzini, Marsha Hill, Edna R. Russmnun, Deborah Schorsch, John H. Taylor, Eleni Tourna, and Maria Viglaki-Sofianou -- V. Casting About: The Late Period (664-332 B.C.) and the Macedonian-Ptolemaic Period (332-30 B.C.) / Marsha Hill -- Catalogue Entries by Marsha Hill, Diana Craig Patch, Maarten Raven, Edna R. Russmann, and Eleni Tourna -- VI. Lives of the Statuary / Marsha Hill -- Catalogue entries by Marsha Hill and Adela Oppenheim -- An Assemblage of Bronze Statuettes in a Cult Context: The Temple of 'Ayn Manawir / Michel Wuttmann, Laurent Coulon and Florence Gombert -- Bronzes from the Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara / Sue Davies -- VII. The Manufacture of Metal Statuary: "Seeing the Workshops of the Temple" / Deborah Schorsch -- Works in the Exhibition.
- Throughout their long history, the ancient Egyptians crafted luminous statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold. These works stood at the crux of the Egyptians' interactions with their gods, from ritual dramas that took place within the temples and chapels to the festival processions through the towns and countryside. This volume is the first to focus on the art and significance of Egyptian metal statuary, as well as the influences acting upon it. Presenting fresh insights into this body of work, the authors trace continuities in the development of the statuary, illuminate how its production was integrated within artistic and social structures, and examine its potential role in ritual practice. The superb statues and statuettes illustrated in this volume were made in a variety of precious metals and copper alloys over a span of two millennia. Also included in this volume are two essays on recent archaeological discoveries that shed light on poorly understood aspects of Egyptian metal statuary. These reports on excavations at the Sacred Animal Necropolis in North Saqqara and at the village of ‘Ayn Manâwir in the Kharga Oasis examine the practice surrounding temple statuary, notably that these works were provided by donors for actual use in the temple and, after many years of service, reverently decommissioned and buried in large caches. The final essay explores and explains the intricate technological aspects of Egyptian metal statuary as an integral part of its unique appeal. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
- 9781588392312 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hc)
1588392317 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hc)
9780300124088 (Yale University Press : hc)
0300124082 (Yale University Press : hc)
9781588392329 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
1588392325 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
- Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 16, 2007-Feb. 18, 2008.
Exhibition title: Gifts for the gods.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reproduction Note:
- Also available as electronic reproduction. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. : codeMantra ; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.
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