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Art final paper 11.29.09 - were often built in honor of the...

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Emily Tsiao Art History 201 Formal Analysis Paper Title The cultural context in which the head from a statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III in mid- fifteenth century BCE was created was during the New Kingdom of Egypt, specifically the 18 th dynasty. The 18 th dynasty began with the Hyksos who descended from the Syrian and Mesopotamian uplands and brought with them innovations in weaponry and war techniques that helped extend Egypt’s borders by conquest from the Euphrates River in the east into Nubia in the south (Gardner). The highlighted architecture of this time period where the grand temples which
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Unformatted text preview: were often built in honor of the pharaohs, queens, and gods. The grandeur of this dynasty was not lost on this object as neither are the long standing traditions of Egyptian sculpture that continued to play a dominant role in this period. The object represents the sixth ruler of the 18 th dynasty of Egypt, Pharaoh Thutmose III, who succeeded Queen Hatshepsut, his father’s wife. It is clear that this is the head of Pharaoh Thutmose III because… The object’s original function was to...
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