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Ancient Egyptian

  1. 1. Ancient Egyptian Art & Culture 6 th Grade Art Unit
  2. 2. Egyptian Grid System
  3. 3. What does art tell us about life in Ancient Egypt? <ul><li>Religious beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Family relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Egyptian god & goddess were very important to every Egyptian. Pharaohs claimed that their their power to rule came from the gods.
  5. 5. What do mummies tell us? <ul><li>The people believed that they would come back to life after they died. </li></ul><ul><li>People spent a lot of time and money preparing their tombs for the afterlife. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Animals <ul><li>Animals like the cat and ibis (a bird) were considered sacred. </li></ul><ul><li>When certain animals died, they were mummified and left as offerings in temples to the gods they were connected with. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Egyptian workers were paid by the government during the flood season when they could not work in the fields. </li></ul><ul><li>The stone blocks came from nearby limestone quarries. </li></ul><ul><li>Limestone is a soft stone, which can easily crumble. </li></ul>Building Pyramids
  8. 8. It took thousands of workers to build the pyramids.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Workers used ropes and wooden rollers to drag the enormous limestone blocks into place. </li></ul><ul><li>Some blocks weighed over 2 tons. </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks were pulled on sledge runners that were lubricated with oil or water to move them more easily. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Egyptian Women <ul><li>Women wore pleated linen gowns and jewelry. </li></ul><ul><li>Around their eyes they wore kohl , a black eyeliner made from lead ore. </li></ul><ul><li>During funerary banquets, women often wore scented wax cones on their heads. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Egyptian Men <ul><li>The men wore close-fitting linen kilts. </li></ul><ul><li>They also wore kohl around their eyes for fashion and for protection from the sun. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Work <ul><li>Egyptian boys usually followed the same profession as their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Women and girls were not expected to have professions, but many worked alongside men in common jobs. Women mostly worked in the home. </li></ul><ul><li>All artists were seen as craftsmen. </li></ul><ul><li>Their training often began at age 5. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scribes <ul><li>Scribes were some of the very few people in the ancient world who could read and write. </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes were important people in ancient Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>They held a very high status in Egyptian society. </li></ul><ul><li>The work of the scribes gives us most of the information we know about the ancient Egyptians. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Statue of a Scribe