MFA Highlights
Arts of Ancient Egypt

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Rita E. Freed, Lawrence M. Berman,
and Denise M. Doxey

MFA Highlights presents the best of the museum’s collections in a new series of accessible, uniform paperback volumes.

The MFA’s Egyptian collection is one of the largest in the world, and this volume features over 100 of its most important objects. Introductions to each major period of ancient Egyptian history provide an overview of the worshipped rulers, regional lords, and myriad laborers who commissioned and created these beautiful works, as well as the political events, religious rituals, and technical accomplishments that helped shape them. Individual descriptions tell of each object’s original use and significance – some of which, such as the monumental sculpture of King Menkaure and queen, have no equal anywhere. Arts of Ancient Egypt provides a glimpse into the civilization that has fascinated the West since Antony first wooed Cleopatra.

208 pages.
130 color and black and white illustrations.
7" x 9".