Gold glints from the tomb of Tutankhamen — gold and the thousand shades of the Nile lotus. These 39 authentic pictures are designs taken from Tut's tomb and other shrines in Thebes, from the 18th–20th Dynasties (c. 1567–1085 B.C.) as rendered by noted designer Ed Sibbett, Jr. They can be colored in the manner of the Egyptian painters (as on the covers) or any way your imagination suggests. Some of these motifs, taken from tomb ceilings, murals, wood sculpture, vases, and papyrus paintings, have been featured in the traveling Tutankhamen exhibit. Motifs include the winged Isis, Osiris, Buto the Cobra-goddess, various Pharaohs, scarabs, and animal deities; scenes of daily life (hunting, boating, banqueting, masters, and servants), and decorative ornament — lotus, ibis, falcon, lion, snake, barbarian. Identifying captions with historical information accompany each drawing, and a brief introduction and glossary of gods complete this coloring book, a fine source of ancient Egyptian pictorial design, and a pleasure to color in any medium.
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