ART OF EMPIRE
The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

MICHAEL JONES and SUSANNA McFADDEN
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The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. In the 4th century AD, the Roman Imperial government, capitalising on the site’s earlier significance, converted the temple into a military camp and constructed a lavishly painted cult chamber dedicated to the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. These spectacular frescoes provide insight into the political landscape of the late Roman Empire and, as the only surviving wall paintings from the tetrarchic period, into the history of Roman art. This volume looks at the frescoes and their architectural, archaeological and historical contexts, along with nineteenth-century watercolours.