Week 2, exercise 1, tutankhamen chest formal analysis 10.07.09

Week 2, exercise 1, tutankhamen chest formal analysis 10.07.09

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Unformatted text preview: Emily Tsiao Exercise #1: Tut hunting, cover of a painted chest from the Tomb of Tutankhamen, Dynasty XVIII, ca 1333-1323 BCE, painted wood, from Thebes, Egypt The hunting scene on the painted wood chest from the Tomb of Tutankhamen depicts the king as a successful hunter shooting down numerous fleeing animals including deer and bull, most prominently, with his entourage in smaller chariots, whose purpose is to emphasize the king and demonstrate that pharaoh is always supported. This all takes place in a desert setting which is portrayed through the pale color of the background and the sparse vegetation. The most important person in the scene is Pharaoh Tutankhamen which is clearly identifiable by his sheer size in comparison to everyone and everything else in the painting. His rigidly aggressive stance and large bow assert his authority over the entire image. In my opinion, the intent of this image was to glorify Tutankhamen in a manner that demonstrated his strength as a ruler through his physical strength and his achievements through...
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Week 2, exercise 1, tutankhamen chest formal analysis 10.07.09

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