A comprehensive and authoritative illustrated guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Ancient Egyptian religion and society. It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of a huge pantheon, from minor figures such as Bas, Babi, Ba-Pef and Taweret to the all-powerful Osiris, Amun, Hathor, Isis and Re.;The author considers the differing manifestations, iconography and cult centres of the deities and their fluctuating popularity. He also examines levels of worship, from the king's formal rituals and festivals to popular access and personal piety.;The accompanying photographs and drawings depict tomb paintings, temple reliefs, statues and other iconography.
First Edition 2003 by Thames & Hudson. Bargain price due to some water damage, especially lower corners of pages. Foxing/mold spots, DJ stuck to boards in places. pages warped, notes and pencil price residue to front end piece etc. A good reading copy.