By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe
The richly various illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount value and curiosity. the most important epochs, colleges, and kinds of Western and jap portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, adorned vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to offer a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are nearly inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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The unnatural flatness of the head shows that it was intended to be seen trom the front only. Along with the Jicad were found arms and legs which made possible the reddish approximate reo instructions. of tins and other statues. There appeal to have been two groups of three statues each, madeup if both cases of a man, in from in woman and child; it is not known gods or human beings. Coming these figures represent period before baked earthenware potter] was a that region, these very unusual statues unbaked a oldest on where this earth, like a and — (detail), from house a Ghassul, valley of the Jordan River, Jordan epoch • Second half of 4th millennium reconstruction drawing Istituto Biblico, • Between 1929 and 1938 covered Jericho.
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Here technical perfection and precision go hand in hand with the incomparable charm of an unquestionably regal female The artistic value of the portrait is in no wise knowing that was found in the model room of by personality. lessened the court 11 sculptor Thutmosis in generally believed to be nothing Tell el-Amarna and is more than a workshop model, though executed with the utmost this is that such busts were used in models and teaching examples, but there the right eye, in as white. crystal, left in portraits Evidence for is as also the fact that appears to have been was simply indicated set in crown has never of other Egyptian queens.
20,000 years of world painting by Hans Ludwig C Jaffe