The nonroyal statuary of the Old Kingdom was not intended for public display. Destined for tombs, these «living images,» as they were called by the ancient Egyptians, or images done […]

Statues of Egyptian rulers form a unique category, separate from that of the members of the royal family, nobles, and ordinary human beings. When admiring the superior workmanship and artistry […]

For more than four centuries, from the Fourth through the Sixth Dynasty, most Egyptian kings and many queens were interred in pyramid tombs. Beginning in the Predynastic Period, Egyptian tombs […]

The funerary complex of King Djoser at Saqqara, with its Step Pyramid, is the most extraordinary architectural complex of the Old Kingdom (fig. 5). Its architect was Imhotep, deified after […]

The Age of the Pyramids—Egypt during the Old Kingdom—is surely one of the most glorious periods in human history. Its monuments are among the most celebrated, and what remains of […]

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids,» shown in Paris, New York, and Toronto in 1999 and 2000, is the first major, comprehensive presentation that offers a view of […]

Introduction. A brief history of the Old Kingdom. Jean Leclant. The step pyramid precint of King Djoser. Jean-Philippe Lauer. Pyramids and their temples. Audran Labrousse. The tombs of officials: Houses […]