Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture is part of a new genre of books focussed on Egyptianhieroglyphs. The book is a primer on hieroglyphs from the viewpoint of seeing hieroglyphs in the context of their use in iconography of sculpture, monuments, reliefs, tomb reliefs, literature, specifically the corpus of The Book of the Dead versions for various deceased Egyptians, and other areas.
The book is arranged sequentially with the 26 categories of Gardiner's Sign List. Each entry is a detailed write-up, and a facing page of one to six graphic or photo examples, elucidating the hieroglyphs usage.
uses three examples, the first being from the Tomb of Sennedjem, Thebes, 19th Dynasty, and shows the barque of Ra and the main iconography of the Follower Sign, Ra as seated God, and the Steering Oar (hieroglyph) at rear.