Pierres de l’Égypte ancienne
ISBN: 978-2-87457-133-6 | EAN: 9782874571336 | REF. CEA20
par Thierry De Putter et Christina Karlshausen

Coll. Connaissance de l'Egypte Ancienne, 20
320 pages, richement illustré
85,00 €
2022. Disponible

Pierres de l’Égypte ancienne

Guide des matériaux de l’architecture, de la sculpture et de la joaillerie


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Book in French.Pierres de l’Égypte ancienne’ is a must-have book for Egyptologists, art historians, and anyone wishing to identify the materials of Pharaonic architecture, sculpture, and jewelry. As a practical guide, it provides descriptions and identification criteria for rocks and minerals and further offers a very rich selection of illustrated works, from major international collections, allowing to visualize the appearance of the materials used over nearly 3,500 years. The book also provides an overview of our current knowledge of the lexicography of minerals and of their use in art, highlighting their diversity and the rules governing their utilization in Pharaonic Egypt.


De gauche à droite : Grès | Or, cornaline, lapis-lazuli, grenat et turquoise | Jaspe jaune

© Cleveland, Museum of Art | New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The authors

Thierry De Putter is a geologist specializing in the use of mineral resources in Africa. For 30 years, he has published extensively on the use of rocks and minerals in Pharaonic Egypt, confronting his geological expertise to archaeological and textual material. Together with Christina Karlshausen, he also organized an exhibition on ancient Egyptian stones and carried out numerous field missions in Egypt.

Christina Karlshausen is an Egyptologist, specializing in sacred Theban architecture and iconography, in the Middle and New Kingdom. For many years, she has been confronting her field knowledge on the use of materials with the expertise of geologists. She has carried out regular field missions to Egypt and has published a book and numerous articles, notably on the use of rocks in architecture.

Contents

Introduction

État des lieux et perspectives sur les matériaux minéraux de l'Égypte pharaonique

Un bref point sur les méthodes d’identification des matériaux minéraux

Matériaux*

Albâtre
Amazonite
Améthyste
Anhydrite
Basalte – Dolérite
Bois fossile
Brèche rouge
Brèche verte
Calcaire
Calcédoine (Famille de la) – Calcédoine – Agate – Chrysoprase – Silex
Cornaline
Cristal de roche
Diorite (Famille de la) – Quartzdiorite – Gabbro
Émeraude
Gneiss anorthositique
Granite (Famille du) – Granodiorite – Tonalite
Grauwacke
Grenat
Grès
Grès silicifié
Hématite
Jade
Jaspe
Lapis-Lazuli
Malachite – Chrysocolle – Azurite
Marbre
Matériaux divers
Obsidienne
Péridotite – Pyroxénite – Olivine
Porphyre impérial
Porphyre noir
Quartz (famille du) – Quartz – Quartz laiteux – Quartz fumé
Serpentinite
Stéatite
Turquoise

Utilitaires

Échelle de dureté des minéraux
Lexique des termes géologiques
Index des matériaux
Index des sites
Bibliographie

* Rubriques pour chaque fiche :
Appellation équivalente | Appellation à éviter | Nom égyptien | 

Description | Gisements | Utilisation dans l’art | Quelques exemples | 
Bibliographie sélective


De gauche à droite : Agate | Diorite porphyrique | Granite gneissique | Péridotite

Copyright © Bruxelles, Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire / De Meester De Ravestein

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