Atlas of Egyptian Art

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2007 - Art - 159 pages
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This enchanted tour of Egyptian art by one of its early explorers is one of the most beautiful modern works on ancient Egyptian art. Prisse d'Avennes' monumental work, first published in Paris over a ten-year period between 1868 and 1878, includes the only surviving record of many lost artifacts.
''None of Prisse's contemporaries had the skill or endurance to bring such an endeavor to such a brilliant end. He was far ahead of his time in his awareness of the vulnerability of the monuments and the need to protect them and to record them. His were the first reliable drawings of Egyptian architecture and ornaments and the first plans and sections of constructions newly excavated. He returned to Paris [in 1860] with a rich harvest of 300 drawings, 400 meters of squeezes, and 150 photographs.'' - Maarten J. Raven, Curator of the Egyptian Department, the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.
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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
49
Section 3
71
Section 4
72
Section 5
73
Section 6
74
Section 7
83
Section 8
84
Section 10
102
Section 11
110
Section 12
116
Section 13
120
Section 14
135
Section 15
137
Section 16
150
Section 17
156

Section 9
89

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EMILE PRISSE DAVENNES (180779), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Islamic Art in Cairo (AUC Press, 1998), the Oriental Album, as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects.

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