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The greek dipylon krater is a large 5 foot pot that

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expensive but easy to work with material. The Greek Dipylon krater is a large (~5 foot) pot that has a hole at both the top and bottom so wine can be poured into it to get to the body that is placed in the ground under it. This idea shows that the Greeks didn’t
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think a body was necessary for passage into the afterlife as Egyptians did. Wine destroyed the body but this does show the Greeks did want to physically provide something for their dead. 1. Analyze the differences in style between these two works, and discuss the reasons for these differences.
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These two pictures are very different in style because they came from completely different eras and regions. The left is Egyptian and made in 1400 BCE the right is Greek and was made far later in 350 BCE – a thousand years difference. With different culture, religion, and eras, there are many differences even though the Greek artists were highly influenced by the Egyptians. Nebamun Hunting Fowl depicts Nebamun in the afterlife, he is seen enjoying his recreational time with his lovely wife and children. He is seen trapping animals in typical Egyptian clothing and a traditional stance. Nebamun’s features are that his foot is out symbolizing power, his eyes are looking out of the wall, he is depicted ruddy brown and bigger than his wife and child. This picture also symbolizes the Egyptian mindset of the afterlife. Their pharaoh whom they thought of as a god is now king like a god in the afterlife. On the other hand Praxiteles Hermes and Infant Dionysus are pictured as humans, not as gods. Praxiteles is showing a classical rendition of Greek art with Hermes in a contrapposto (relaxed) stance with a slender and detailed sculptural body. They are free from the rigid collars and see as everyday humans since Greeks adored the gods but
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