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Egyptian Revival Art

 

The Egyptian Goddess Isis

The Egyptian Goddess Isis – 1st century AD

Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry

 

 

Evolution of Egyptian Revival :

 

The Roman rule of Egypt from 30 BC to 395 AD led to Roman decorations incorporating Egyptian motifs and an increased interest in the Egyptian culture. During the Italian Renaissance “Egyptomania” resurfaced again when ancient Roman artifacts reflecting an interest in Egyptian culture along with actual Egyptian artifacts were discovered and exhibited and elements of Egyptian art were used by Italian artists. Travellers took theses Egyptian themed designs back to other parts of Europe in the 18th century.

Napoleon’s Egyptian occupation in 1798 lifted exposure of Egyptian art in the West after he assembled a contingent of over 500 scholars including biologists, archeologists, historians, artists and scientists, who were employed to catalogue their sights and new discoveries in Egypt. This was considered as an indication of Napoleon’s devotion to the principles of the Enlightenment. The results of their labours appeared in the monumental 20-volume Description del’ Égypt, completed in 1828, and in the course of their research Egyptology was born.
The British confiscated most of the French collection of Egyptian artifacts after the defeat of the French in Egypt in 1802 and most ended up in the British Museum. However the grandiose scale of Napoleons research project and their discoveries in Egypt gave rise to an increased fascination with the ancient Egyptian culture.

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Statuette of a standing woman with crossed arms Naqada III– early Dynasty 1 (ca. 3300– 3000 BC)

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford,

 

The mysteries of Egypt also captured the imagination of many artisans and designers and its influence filtered through to architecture, furniture, ceramics and  jewellery where Egyptian symbols like obelisks, hieroglyphs, scarabs, pyramids and the sphinx appeared in numerous designs. Organic and plant forms such as lotus flowers and papyrus reeds appeared in the geometric decorative patterns.
Monumental Egyptian-inspired sculptures were erected throughout Paris in the ten years after Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt..The literal translations of ancient Egyptian art eventually merged into other styles such as Art Deco, in the 1920‘s, and Egyptian motifs would become an integral part of the language of Art Deco, a style that dominated the decorative arts until the late 30‘s. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 also fed the public imagination and desire for Egyptian art.

Architecturally, the Egyptian Revival style attempted to recreate the appearance of Egyptian temples, especially with the use of massive columns and details referring to ancient Egyptian symbols—the phoenix, the sphinx, and the vulture and sun disk.

 

 

 

 

Charles Catteau Art Deco vase

Charles Catteau Art Deco vase

 

 

 

 

 20th c. Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Table

 20th c. Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Table

( 1st Dibs – Newel, NY )

 

 

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 Art Nouveau Egyptian revival statue – Hôtel Bouctot-Vagniez, Amiens

 

 

 

Tomb of Nebamun Fragment

Wall  painting fragment from the Tomb of Nebamun

( British Museum )

 

 

 

 

 Egyptian Revival Scarab Buckle

Piel Freres  – Egyptian Revival Scarab Buckle

Belle Epoque Period

 

 

 

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Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co. majolica Egyptian Revival garden seat.

 

 

 

Large 19th century Egyptian Charger

Large 19th century Egyptian Charger

 

 

 

 

Porcelain Egyptian revival plaque

Continental porcelain Egyptian revival plaque in a giltwood decorated frame – 1880

( 1stDibs )

 

 

 

 

FG-mark-Twin handled Egyptian Pottery

Twin handled Egyptian Pottery – marked FG

 

 

 

 

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Longwy Vase

 

 

 

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Egyptian revival – Wedgwood Jasperware Egypt collection – canopic jar.

 

 

 

Egyptian Revival painted statue

Egyptian revival statue

 

 

 

Egyptian Revival Marble,clock

Egyptian Revival marble, slate, and bronze-mounted mantel Temple Clock

 

 

Egyptian Revival enamelled pendant

Egyptian Revival enamelled pendant

 

 

 

 

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Egyptian Museum, Cairo

 

 

 

Egyptian dancers Rene Lalique

 Perfume bottle with Egyptian dancers – Rene Lalique

 

 

 

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‘The Temptation’ table lamp – Edgart Brandt and Daum

( Southebys )

 

 

Large Carltonware Egyptian Fan Vase

 Carltonware Egyptian Revival Fan Vase

( reissantiques.co.uk )

 

 

 

Design Toscano Wings of Isis clock

Wings of Isis clock – Toscano

 

 

CZECH Amphora Egyptian Revival vase

Amphora Egyptian Revival vase

 

 

 

Chiparus Egyptian Dancer

Demetre Chiparus – Egyptian Dancer

 

 

 

 

Bastet, the Cat Goddess

Bastet, the Cat Goddess

 

 

 

Austria,late 19th-century Egyptian Revival vase

Austria,late 19th-century Egyptian Revival vase

 

 

 

 

Art Nouveau Scarab and Papyrus

Art Nouveau Scarab and Papyrus brooch

 

 

 

Art Deco Urn Vase Egyptian

Art Deco Egyptian Urn Vase

 

 

 

Large Carlton Ware Art Deco vase

Large Carlton Ware Art Deco vase

( carltonwareworld.com )

 

 

 

Art Deco Egyptian Revival

French Art Deco Egyptian revival gem-set plaque brooch

( Skinner Auctions )

 

 

 

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Two kneeling Egyptian maidens holding chains attached to a flaring vase.- Dagoty, Paris

( Christies.com )

 

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Women at a Banquet, Tomb of Rekhmire – New Kingdom, Dynasty 18

( The Met, NY )

 

 

 

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Antinea by Demetre Chiparus, ca.1928.

 

 

 

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The ” Scarab Vase ” by Adelaide Alsop Robineau

( Everson Museum )

 

 

 

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Carved Egytpian Revival armchair made in Egypt, circa 1925-30.

 

 

 

Art Deco Elevator entrance

Art Deco Egyptian Papyrus inspired elevator entrance

 

 

 

 

1950s Italian Pottery Lamps Egyptian Revival

1950s Italian Pottery Lamps Egyptian Revival style

 

 

 

 

1920s Egyptian revival scarab jewellry

1920’s Egyptian revival scarab jewellry

 

Valtines Ar tDeco Incense Burner

Vantines Art Deco Egyptian revival Incense Burner

 

 

 

Minton-Egyptian-Revival vase

Minton Egyptian Revival vase

Wedgwood Rosso Antico Egyptien revival teapot

Wedgwood Rosso Antico Egyptien revival teapot

Antique Centrepiece Egyptian Revival Art Deco

Antique Centrepiece Egyptian Revival Art Deco- Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

VINTAGE-40'S-RED-EGYPTION jewellry

Vintage 40’s red pharaoh earings

 

 

 

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 Early 19th century Coalport Porcelain Classical Urn or Vase with Egyptian Hieroglyphics, 1810

( RubyLane )

 

 

 

Sarreguemines French vase

Sarreguemines French ceramic vase

 

 

 

French Porcelain Egyptian Revival box

 Late 19th c. French Porcelain Egyptian Revival Lidded Box

 

 

Nippon Egyptian revival dish

Nippon Egyptian revival dish

 

 

 

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An antique French Egyptian revival mantel clock set with Sphinx’s and Griffon’s.

( Antikolga.com )

 

 

 

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Art deco statue, seated lady with fan

 

 

 

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Art Deco Egyptian Revival Cleopatra brooch

 

 

 

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Bronze Egyptian Revival Lamp Figure

1920’s

 

 

 

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 Egyptian Revival Bastet poster

 

 

 

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Egyptian Revival black marble and bronze case clock with surrounding Roman relief on animal paw feet, Egyptian figure of nude woman leaning on Sphinx. Works signed Japy LeMaire, Paris

 

 

 

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George Jones Majolica compote

England, 1857

 

 

Green and gold art-deco-enamel-compact

 Art deco enamel compact

 

 

 

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Female Sphinx candle holder

 

 

 

 

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Pair of Ronson Egyptian Revival Bronze Bookends

Aspire auctions

 

 

Victorian-Egyptian-Revival-gold Locket---1890 with pharaoh face

Victorian Egyptian Revival gold Locket

1890

 

 

Pair-of-French-gilt-and-patinated-Egytpian-styled-candle stands

Pair of French gilt and-patinated Egytpian style candle holders