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  • 1.
    • is the painting, sculpture, architecture pottery, hieroglyphs other arts produced by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BC to 300 AD.
    • Egyptian art reached a high level in painting and sculpture.
    • highly stylized and symbolic.
    • Much of the surviving art comes from tombs and monuments
  • 2.
    • Their tombs were even more important than palaces.
    • For the Pharaoh of old kingdom, home after death was an immense structure called a Pyramid.
    • The old kingdom was the great age of pyramid building in Ancient Egypt.
    Pharaoh originates in the term ‘’pr-aa’’ which means ‘’great house’’ and describes the royal palace. 
  • 3. The great pyramid of Khufu – (Left) Pyramid of Khafra – (Center) Mankaura – (Right)
  • 4.
    • Ancient Egyptian architects used sun-dried and kiln-baked bricks, fine sandstone, limestone and granite.
    • The stones had to fit precisely together.
    • Ramps were used to allow workmen to move up as the height of the construction grew.
  • 5. The ancient art of Egyptian sculpture evolved to represent the ancient Egyptian gods, Pharaohs, and the kings and queens, in physical form.
  • 6. Ancient Egyptians used steatite and carved small pieces of vases, amulets, images of deities, of animals and several other objects.
  • 7. Hieroglyphics are the ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures and symbols stand for sounds and words.
  • 8. All Egyptian reliefs were painted, and less prestigious works in tombs, temples and palaces were just painted on a flat surface.
  • 9.
    • Symbolism also played an important role in establishing a sense of order.
    •   Animals were usually also highly symbolic figures in Egyptian art.
    • Colours were more expressive rather than natural:
        • red skin implied vigorous tanned youth
        • yellow skin was used for women or middle-aged men who worked indoors
        • blue or gold indicated divinity because of its unnatural appearance and association with precious materials
        • black for royal figures expressed the fertility of the Nile from which Egypt was born.
  • 10. Figure of God Ra with a falcon head and sun disc. Animal heads were placed on human bodies as a means of showing gods performing various rituals and relating them to human actions.