Pop Quiz!- Where is lower Egypt in relation to upper Egypt? North Richard Wilkinson “Symbol and magic in Egyptian art” Important works of art are bigger in size, or works conveying important messages or containing important figures. Palette of king Narmer: it is called palette because people think that pigments were mixed in it to apply make up around the eyes. Was mixed palette really used in real life? Probably symbolic. It was too nice to use as an everyday object. Its 25 inches tall – too big to used as a daily tool to mix make up. Thus most likely not used in daily life. But it is symbolic. Images on it. Left – king is attacking enemy. The head dress he wears is associated with upper Egypt. The enemy is not wearing it. The king is dominating. The falcon is an emblem. Carving is 3D. techniques of relief. King’s body is in profile view but his middle body faces
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