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Egyptian Art


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A brief introduction into Egyptian Art

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Egyptian Art

  1. 1. 3100 B.C. to 30 B.C.
  2. 2.  Egyptian art focuses on the afterlife through PYRAMIDS & TOMB PAINTINGEgyptian art remained unchanged for 3,000 years which coincides with their obsession with immortality. Their biggest concern was assuring a comfortable afterlife for their rulers who they viewed as Gods. The Egyptian period produced literature, medical science, and higher mathematics helping maintain the worlds FIRST large scale unified state.
  3. 3. The Tomb  Ka: spirit, the inhabitant Stocked with earthly delights Paintings and HIEROGLYPHICS (formal writing system) tell the story of the deceased’s life & activities Portrait statues as an alternative dwelling place incase the mummified corpse deteriorated Prince Rahotep & Wife Nofret 2610 B.C., Limestone, Cairo
  4. 4. Sculptures & Paintings  Human body depicted with front view of the eye & shoulders and profile view of the head, arms and legs Size of the figure signifies rank Statues made of granite and diorite
  5. 5. Queen Nefertiti  Thutmose, C 1360 B.C., Limestone
  6. 6. Mummy Art  Housing for Ka Long, detailed process Once complete the body was placed in a SARCOPHAGUS King Tutankhamen’s tomb is the only one in near original condition.
  7. 7. The Great Pyramid of Giza  2,300,000 limestone bricks 2.5 tons each Log rollers, brick ramps & wooden sledges to haul bricks 480 ft tall 4,000 construction workers 23 years completion time
  8. 8. The Great Pyramid ofGiza continued 
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