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Animal Behaviour in Egyptian Art

Animal Behaviour in Egyptian Art (Paperback)

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Egyptian animal imagery has long been admired for its beauty and morphological accuracy, but the postures and activities of depicted species have received less attention. Animal Behaviour in Egyptian Art takes a unique approach by documenting the way in which mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and insects are shown behaving in Old Kingdom tomb scenes from Giza and Saqqara and then comparing these representations with current zoological knowledge of contemporary fauna. This comprehensive study reveals that the Egyptians were acutely aware of the natural behaviour of many different species and that their artists found ingenious ways to depict this within the constraints of their idiosyncratic method of representation.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE Publisher: Australian Centre for Egyptology Publication Date: 15/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9780856688263  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Linda Evans is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney, and specialises in the depiction of animals in Egyptian art. Prior to her research in Egyptology, she worked in the field of animal communication in laboratories at Rockefeller University, New York and the University of California, Davis. She has published a number of papers on the role and representation of animals in the ancient world.

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