L'Art Décoratif Dans L'Antiquité Decoration Egyptienne. Plafonds et Frises Végétales du Nouvel Empire Thebain (1400 a 1000 avant J.-C.).
by Jequier, Gustave.
Paris: Librairie Centrale D’Art et D’Architecture Ancienne maison Morel, Ch. Eggimann, successeur, [circa 1911]. Folio, title-page printed in red and black, 25 pages of text with b&w illustrations in text, two page table of plates, one page table of contents, 40 color plates with 63 motifs. Disbound plates and unopened leaves housed in a quarter brown cloth portfolio with beige paper boards titled in brown and red, and cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit rubbed around the edges, some minor foxing to the edges of the leaves, else a very good copy with bright plates and unopened text block that has likely never been read. An exemplary collection of plates exhibiting Egyptian decorations from the Theban Empire (roughly 1400 to 1000 BCE), mainly devoted to ceiling design as recovered from tombs and friezes. (Inventory #: 108613)
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