Egyptian Revival

Style in American and European architecture and decorative arts dating between the late 18th and early 19th centuries and influenced by publications about Egypt and Napoleon's military campaigns. It is characterized by the use of Egyptian forms and motifs including obelisks, pyramids, hieroglyphs, winged solar discs, sphinxes, papyrus, and lotus buds.

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8665
Names
Egyptian Revival
Egyptian Style
Egyptian Taste
Neo-Egyptian
Revival, Egyptian
Egyptische herleving Dutch
Neoegipcio Spanish
Retour de Egypt Spanish

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Refers to the style in American and European architecture and decorative arts dating between the late 18th and early 19th centuries and influenced by publications about Egypt and Napoleon's military campaigns. It is characterized by the use of Egyptian forms and motifs including obelisks, pyramids, hieroglyphs, winged solar discs, sphinxes, papyrus, and lotus buds.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021448. The J. Paul Getty Trust.