The ancient art collection of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in Geneva includes works of exceptional quality. The Egyptian art section is the collection's largest and includes bronze holdings that are pictured, documented and annotated in this volume. From a symbolic Horus falcon to a delicate priestess, the 120 masterpieces presented reflect the great diversity of Egyptian sculpture. Two essays by highly-respected Egyptologists and a scientific appendix complete the publication. This book marks the launch of a series of catalogues that present the treasures of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art to experts and art lovers alike. Established in 2010, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art intends to use these thematic publications which will appear with periodic regularity to bring artworks from their rich and diverse collections to a broader audience.
Dr Robert Steven Bianchi is chief-conservator of the Department of Antiquities at the Foundation Gandur pour l'Art. He is a specialist in the theory of art history and aesthetics. Recipient of numerous awards, he has authored more than 70 publications and is currently visiting professor at Alexandria University (Egypt). Between 1976 and 1992, he was a conservator at the Department for Egyptian, Classical and ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
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