A history of art in ancient Egypt (1883) (14769383951)
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Title: A history of art in ancient Egypt
Year: 1883 (1880s)
Authors: Perrot, Georges, 1832-1914 Chipiez, Charles, 1835-1901 Armstrong, Walter, Sir, 1850-1918
Subjects: Art -- Egypt History Egypt -- Antiquities
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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Fig. 27.—Shepherds in the fields. From a tomb at Sakkarah. (Boulak. 8J inches hiijh. Drawn by Bomgoin.) approached most nearly to the ideal which they pursued for somany centuries. Thanks to these monuments erected at the expense of the greatlords and rich burghers of Egypt, thanks also to the climate and to ^v ^=-
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Fig. 28.—Winnowing corn. From a tomb at Sakkarah. (Boulak. Drawn by Bomgoin. the desert sand which has preserved them without material injury,the art of Egypt appears to us more comprehensive and varied thanthat of any other nation of which we shall have to treat ; thanthat of Assyria for instance, which represents little but scenes ofbattle and conquest. A faithful mirror of Egyptian society, it has The Constitution of Egyptian Society, Z7 preserved for us an exhaustive record of the never-ceasing activitywhich created and preserved the wealth of the country ; it has noteven neglected the games and various pleasures in which thelaborious Egyptian sought for his well earned repose. The kingindeed, preserved his first place by the importance of the religiousbuildings which he raised, by the size of his tomb, and by the
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Ancient Egypt, civilization in northeastern Africa that dates from the 4th millennium BCE. Its many achievements, preserved in its art and monuments, hold a fascination that continues to grow as archaeological finds expose its secrets. This article focuses on Egypt from its prehistory through its unification under Menes (Narmer) in the 3rd millennium BCE—sometimes used as a reference point for Egypt’s origin—and up to the Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE.