WorldCultureUnit5TextQuestions

WorldCultureUnit5TextQuestions - 1 Describe two of the...

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1. Describe two of the three column styles found in ancient Greek architecture. Doric style has a rounded echinus at the top of the column joined to a abacus and has flutings. The Corinthian order generally features two rows of leaves that fan out from a capital and four scrolls. 2. What were Ushabti? What purpose did they have? Ushabti were small figurines that were placed in tombs and were used to act as a substitute for the person in case he or she was called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. 3. Describe the typical way of depicting humans in Egyptian art. Why were humans depicted in this way? The classical style is characterized by more natural poses and more skillful depictions of the human form. 4. What is the “proportional system” in Egyptian art? What effect did this have on Egyptian art? The proportional system was used for many of the sculptures, paintings, and other forms of art, creating a uniform representation. The result of this system is that many of the depictions of human figures look
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