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EGYPT I Art in the service of the afterlife
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Egypt: Gift of Nile (“delta”)
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Egypt=Nile
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Egypt: principal sites: Giza , Karnak , Luxor (West and East of Nile)
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Narmer Palette: hieroglyphic messages
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Hieroglyph A symbol, often based on a figure, animal, or object, standing for a word, syllable, or sound. How does it compare with cuneiform? More image-based system
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Palette of King Narmer : unification of Upper and Lower Egypt Heads of Hathor Narmer’s name in Horus (hieroglyph) * study royal attributes: crown of Upper Egypt and club, hieratic style, relationships of superimposition Once again: ideographic language
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Flip it over and look/read: Narmer with crown of Lower Egypt Dead of the fallen enemy (notive the bird’s eye view-no attempt to suggest real space relationships ) Procession performed (think in terms of what you learned studying the Warka vase) Intertwined felines: unification?
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course ARH 302 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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