Start your review of Akhenaten: King of Egypt Write a review Shelves: ancient-egypt Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. A Brit by birth, he spent the majority of his professional life as a curator at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland rising to the keeper of Art and Archaeology. Even though Akhenaten was written in and more information has been discovered since then, it is a solid book of information and a fine addition to my library of books on ancient Egypt. There are also many good pictures and Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. There are also many good pictures and drawings included. I, myself, have been obsessed with Akhenaten and his relatives since I was a child.
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Start your review of Akhenaten and Nefertiti Write a review Shelves: ancient-egypt , amarna , reviewed Akhenaten and Nefertiti is a catalogue of an exhibition on the Amarna period in Ancient Egypt. Unlike the Pharaohs of the Sun exhibit and catalogue, Akhenaten and Nefertiti is focused squarely on the reign of Akhenaten, as you might have picked up from the title. Aldred has produced an excellent resource on the Amarna art. Apart from a historical outline, the prefatory essays are all focused around this subject, looking at how the early and later art phases developed, the monuments, and the Akhenaten and Nefertiti is a catalogue of an exhibition on the Amarna period in Ancient Egypt.
Apart from a historical outline, the prefatory essays are all focused around this subject, looking at how the early and later art phases developed, the monuments, and the iconography and character of the Amarna art style. Each item within the catalogue is given a short, but detailed commentary, which includes a description of what is represented and how it looks like material, size, condition.
A fair number of pages in the catalogue look cramped and even a bit untidy. The plates are another niggle of mine. All items in the catalogue and a further 55 supplementary illustrations are in black and white. I also feel like the use of colour plates would help in the presentation and make Akhenaten and Nefertiti even more useful as a resource. My final issue is that it is the book is dated.
Probably the most obvious sign of the age of the book is that it appears to be written prior to the discovery of Kiya. All up, Akhenaten and Nefertiti is a valuable visual reference for the reign of Akhenaten and an useful resource on Amarna art.
Akhenaten and Nefertiti
Career[ edit ] Aldred was appointed the Hon. These publications established his career as an Egyptologist and art historian. He also contributed essays on Egyptian furniture and woodwork as a part of the Oxford History of Technology in and In , he worked as an associate curator for a year in the department of Egyptian art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York , with the curator, William C.
Akhenaten: King of Egypt