STUDY SHEET—Survey of Western Art I, Week 2Catal Huyuk, megalithic, monolith, trilith, post and lintel, dolmen, cairn, men...
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Week 2 2011 winter

  1. 1. STUDY SHEET—Survey of Western Art I, Week 2Catal Huyuk, megalithic, monolith, trilith, post and lintel, dolmen, cairn, menhir,alignment, cromlech, henge, heelstone, sarsen stones, Egypt (Upper and Lower), Nile,canon of proportions, hierarchic scale, dynasties, Old/Middle/New Kingdoms, Narmer,pharaoh, iconography, registers, Horus, ren, cartouche, shwt, akh, ka, ankh, ab (ib),Anubis, Ammit, Ma’at, Osiris, khet, canopic jars, natron, Opening of the Mouth, shwabtyfigures, mastaba, Step Pyramid (Saqqara), ImhotepSome possible essay questions:--Explain the iconography and meaning of the Palette of King Narmer. What are some ofthe characteristics which make it typical of later Egyptian art? Name some commonlydepicted Egyptian deities; what were some of their distinctive attributes?--Discuss the importance of mummification in ancient Egypt; what were some of theaspects of a person’s being which needed to be preserved to obtain eternal life? Explainsomething about the mummification process.Some images from the book:Stonehenge, c.2100 BCPalette of King Narmer, c.3100 BC(KA) Sculpture of Khafre, c.2500 BC

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