Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art


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Author  Richard H. Wilkinson
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   March 1, 1999
ISBN  0500280703
Pages  224

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There is scarcely an Egyptian temple, pyramid, obelisk, wall painting or sculpture that does not possess some hidden meaning which can only be understood by reference to the symbolic code used by the ancient Egyptians. This book reveals the language of this code, including hieroglyphic signs, colour symbolism, the magical meaning of numbers, gestures of the body, the significance of size and shape and of location. The guide sets out to allow the reader to see and understand the formal structure of these ancient works as the Egyptians once did themselves.

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