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The richly various illustrations are all in color—over one thousand of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount value and curiosity. the foremost epochs, faculties, and types of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished 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 very nearly inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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C. • Deir el-Bahari, near Thebes In the funerary chapel of there is a wall painting Thutmose III. It Thutmose I (1525 c. ) 505 bringing an offering to the vulture-headed god Sokaris, who the inscription as "Sokaris, great god, lord of " The significance of the painting is the secret place. is described in . made . clearer by the painted relief frieze illustrated here. Over above it, which is band the inscription runs a horizontal decorated with yellow stars symbolizing the heavens, and band showing a this is topped bv an ornamental framing border frieze of sacred asps.
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