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Palette of Narmer fr. Hierakonpolis 3000-2950 BCE Charateristics of Egyptian Art Low relief, shallow carving Divison of Registers (groudines) Hierarchy of scale o Importance conveyed by size Profiled face and other body parts Chest facing front Eyes not in profile, facing you Emphasis on symmetry Use of inscriptions o In Hieroglyphics Ritual Any prescribed system of proceeding (in religious or other spheres) – Blier  295 ex: mass, routine Objects in a Ritual o Focus attention/focal points o Represent something o Narrative   showing of proper ritual o Stele of Nefer – Tiabet, Old Kingdom, 4 th  Dynasty (2575 BCE) Ka Fnerary relief of a woman with a “twisted” body Inscriptions of hieroglyphics, point to the figure Identifies the deceased person Table full of food
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o Body dies but Ka lives on and needs to be provided for (thus food)
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