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Kings of the world - Exhibition catalogue

REF EK397141 EAN 9782711871414

 Kings of the world - Exhibition catalogue

Kings of the world - Exhibition catalogue

French language

Since ancient times, the royal function has been systematically associated with a rich symbolic repertoire. The representation of the king is an important issue of power, and attests to the thought patterns and ambitions of an entire society. The dissemination of a certain image of royalty and its prestige requires a demonstration of splendour. In this context, the accumulation of treasures, precious metal objects, gems and jewellery is an essential part of the "policy of magnificence" of the princely courts.

Through sculptures, goldsmith's pieces, coins, paintings, weapons and jewellery from the Al Thani collection, the Kings of the World catalogue explores the image of the royal function through the ages and civilisations, from Sumerian royalty to 19th century European monarchies, from Pharaonic Egypt to the ancient Near East and Mughal India.

Exhibition at the Château de Fontainebleau from 8 September to 8 October 2018.

Number of illustrations: 150

Book format: PP bound with dust jacket

Broadcaster
FLAMMARION SA
Distributor
FLAMMARION SA
Dimensions
23.3 x 28.3 x 3 cm
Museum
Fontainebleau - Musée national du château de Fontainebleau
Themes
Queens and kings
Languages
French
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