Though published to accompany the Palazzo Grassi's monumental exhibition in Venice September 2002, this volume offers more than what it on show at the exhibition. Eleven chapters, written by scholars in the field, provide knowledge on topics as diverse as the nature of power, temple building and Egyptian literature, arts and architecture.
Hundreds of beautiful works from the New Kingdom, the golden age of Egyptian history, illustrate the splendour of the 'Pharaohs' in this volume, which accompanies the exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice but offers far more than what can be on show there. The focus of this stunning book is the nature and function of the king of Egypt; his place in history, his divine origin, his images, and his roles as a ritualist, builder, warrior and governor. It is also the first volume to present the twofold nature of the pharaoh; the opposition between the function and the person.
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.6 x 12 inches