Art and Architecture in Ancient Egypt

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Unformatted text preview: 2950 - we are approaching ancient Egyptians through the burial lense- because they are the only objects that have survived – papyrus is symbol for upper Egypt and the falcon with the human head wit thte rope tied around the head- symbolizes lower Egypt – nobel act- he is striking his competition with a blow- bottom register- side and top view- this a a symbol for a citidel trhat we see froma gods eye view and we see them froma profile- middle regoster- enemy is big to represent a great powerful enemy • Narmer- on the back too- he ahs two different crowns- animals with long necks represent union- top register- stack of bodies- it’s a birds eye view- heads are between the legs- bottom register- narmer dominating enemy- bulls on top rep god hathore- it was in hathore’s temple • Egyptian art not interested in movement- stability, permanence and very frozen aestetic and we see it in reliefs and sculptures- we do not see images of kings in motion Early Dynastic Architecture o Mustaba- Egyptians buried in shallow pits- bu then mustabas- small pyramids with underground...
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This document was uploaded on 03/17/2014 for the course ARTH 101 at Georgetown.

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