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By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe

The richly diverse illustrations are all in color—over one thousand of them, with many full-page plates exhibiting works of paramount value and curiosity. the main epochs, faculties, and forms of Western and jap portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, adorned vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to offer a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are very nearly inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.

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20,000 years of world painting

The richly diversified illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount significance and curiosity. the most important epochs, colleges, and forms of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls.

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WB ^ 1 The dead Princess Neferti-abet portrayed seated on ^shoulder bare. Before her are offering are sliced loaves of bread set heads of vessel and other objects. Close At libations. food: on the table <>t up on end; under the goose, ox, and antelope, along with a a ceremonial wig and a Icopardskin dress which leaves her right close-fitting a is She wears backless, lion-legged stool. first head to her is table are a drinking a vase for such offerings of food for the deceased were actually placed in the tomb, but later were simply painted and an inventory written out.

That has survived explains the meaning of the scene; another part gives the name of the deceased, who was the oldest of the judges the secretary of the privy council judgment, as well as a priest The judge is ornamental in of Maat, the goddess of Truth. portrayed here with his ceremonial wig, collar, and the great court of a wide and the short close-cropped beard which was the distinguishing mark of eminent personages. Fishermen Sitting Out a Net c. C. • Part Kingdom, (Mil of a painted Sixth Dynast] relief • Tomb • <*f Ptahiruka, Saqqara ( >n this section of a distinct /ones: the polychrome painted lower contains a the upper has scenes of setting out Wall paintings activities the tombs relief there are two hieroglyphic inscription, a net and of fishing.

This simple but clear and colorful picture portrait in the of princess typical a modern sense —dates —certainly not a from the time of Cheops, Chephren, and Mvccrinus, the great builders of the pyramids Sacrifice of a Bull' Detail of a wall painting Period, Seventh to Tenth Dynasties Tomb of Ataker • • at Giza. First Intermediate c. C. Gebelein, near Luxor and Thebes, in Upper Egypt This wall painting is divided into two sections bv a painted whose horizontals serve also as bases for the two scenes.

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