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A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

Melinda K. Hartwig (ed.)

Melinda K. Hartwig (Editor), A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art, Wiley-Blackwell, November 2014, 624 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4443-3350-3

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art.

-Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art
-Provides overviews of past and present scholarship and suggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for critical readings of individual art works
-Explores themes and topics such as methodological approaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections with other cultures, ancient reception, technology and interpretation,
-Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a discipline that has diversified to the extent that it now incorporates subjects ranging from gender theory to ‘X-ray fluorescence’ and ‘image-based interpretations systems’.

Author Information

Melinda Hartwig is an Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at Georgia State University. She is the author of Tomb Painting and Identity in Ancient Thebes, 1419-1372 BCE (2004).