Pharaon des Deux Terres: L'epopee africaine des rois de Napata

Pharaon des Deux Terres: L'epopee africaine des rois de Napata

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Pharaon des Deux Terres: L'epopee africaine des rois de Napata
(Pharaoh of the Two Lands: The African Story of the Kings of Napata)

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Vincent Rondot and Faiza Drici. Musee du Louvre, Paris, 2022. Published in association with Editions El Viso, Madrid.

448 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 25 cm. In French. Hardcover.

ISBN 9788412096972

This book also has been assigned ISBN 9782350317434. Publisher's description: The 8th century BC was a period of instability and division in Egypt. The glorious Ramses dynasty was over. After centuries of Egyptian rule, Nubia gained its independence and became home to the kingdom of Kush – a kingdom deeply influenced by pharaonic ideology, art and religion. Its capital, Napata, was located near the ‘Pure Mountain’ of Jebel Barkal, in the region of the Fourth Cataract of the Nile, at the heart of modern Sudan. The rulers of the region reunified the Two Lands, namely Egypt and the kingdom of Kush. King Piankhy set out from Napata to conquer the northern valley around 720 BC; his successors founded the 25th (Kushite) Dynasty in Egypt, and reigned until 655 BC over a vast kingdom stretching from the Nile Delta to the confluence of the White and Blue Niles. The exhibition highlights the major role played by this kingdom – the gateway to Africa in ancient times. The 25th Dynasty produced a wealth of original art, reviving Egyptian artistic creativity after the splendours of the New Kingdom. This exhibition is an opportunity to show visitors spectacular objects, some of which were excavated in recent years: stelae and monumental granite statues, bronze and gold statuettes, amulets, etc. Finally, one of the exhibition’s original features is a display of replicas of the statues of Dukki Gel (found in 2003), as they would have looked when first created by the Kushite sculptors.

Subject Headings: Ancient Egyptian / North African Art ; Non-Western Art -- Egypt -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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