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Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy A Beginner's Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs Hardcover – January 1, 1988


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  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
  • Hardcover: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; 4 edition (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300085672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300085679
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Green Crawford on December 10, 2003
As others have said, this volume is slim and thankfully clear and concise. The glyphs are simplified to make them easier to draw, but still recognizably hieroglyphs (as opposed to cursive forms or hieratic-- and sometimes clearer than Faulkner). There are many larger illustrations that show the glyph in more naturalistic form; these are quite interesting. When the forms varied significantly over time, all versions are shown (i.e., Old Kingdom form, Middle and New Kingdom form(s).) It's very helpful, for writing and reading.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Robert on February 14, 2001
Once again Dr. H.G. Fischer has produced an outstanding title and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, must be congratulated for issuing it as a wonderful book. If you are beginning your own practice of hieroglyphic writing, this is the best (and the only) guide to obtain a nice and elegant hand-writing. TopTen Title.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Lewis on April 5, 2009
I purchased this book on behalf of the Lacey Library, which is the University of Auckland's library attached to the Ancient History and Classics Department of the Arts Faculty. I did so upon request, as their students found this book an invaluable aid for beginners of writing ancient Egytian hieroglyphs. Their comments were that this book showed the basic starting principles of writing in the hieroglyphic form, and for those whom had no formal artistic skill, this book is as exciting as the subject of Egyptology is to them.
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