Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
by Marsha Hill, Deborah Schorsch (eds)
Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2007
Number of pages: 258
This book is the first to focus on the art and significance of Egyptian metal statuary, presenting fresh insights and the most up-to-date information on this lustrous and precious work. With vivid texts, the authors trace continuities in the development of the statuary, illuminate how its production was integrated within artistic and social structures, and question its potential role in ritual practice.
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