Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art

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Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art

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Author  Richard H. Wilkinson
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   February 1, 1999
ISBN  0500280703
Pages  140

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There is scarcely an Egyptian temple, pyramid, obelisk, wall painting, or sculpture that does not possess some hidden meaning--meaning that can only be understood by reference to the fundamental symbolic code used by ancient Egyptians. Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art reveals the language of this ancient code, which endured for thousands of years. Its formulae include the symbolism of shape and size, the significance of location, color symbolism, the magical meaning of numbers, hieroglyphic signs, and the language of the body. This authoritative guide, the first-ever thematic treatment of this aspect of Egyptian art, will appeal to the art lover, traveler, Egyptophile, and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the ancient symbols.

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