Pharaohs and the Afterlife

Pharaohs and the Afterlife - Palate of King Narmir?...

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Ch3. Ancient Egypt New Kingdom 1550-1070BCE Upper and Lower Egypt were separated for some time Lower Egypt being more sophisticated because of location. Nile River was backbone of Egypt, symbol of life, journey from life to death, death being west and life east. Supplied water to Egyptians. Sustained life in the form of crops and animals. Practical and religious views of Nile. Learned to adjust to floods and irrigated waters, from Mesopotamians, Egyptians had extremely stable civilization as compared to other ancient areas. Pre-Dynastic “Cave painting” Narrative story of a funeral? Prehistoric work. Tomb at Compolis? 3500- 3200BCE On Nile river, animals in profile and people in composite. Ancient near eastern art influenced egytioans
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Unformatted text preview: Palate of King Narmir? Possible represention for unification of Egypt, ceremonial palte to mix make-up. Use of horizontal registers, animals in profile and people in composite. Portrait statue of Khafre, diorite, Dynasty IV, c. 2520-2494BCE material was expensive and had to be imported 700 miles away. Hard material so it lasts a long time for immortality. Place for soul to rest in case mummy (ka- life force) deteriorates. Usually using mummification. Place for ka to reside in case something happens to the body. No parts are off to break so it lasts (no projecting parts) all solid mass of stone. Falcon (Horris) on back of head which is protector of pharaoh. Suited to Egyption relion...
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