lecture 4 - Egypt
Neolithic wall carvings
Oct. 2016: 3,800-Year-Old
'Tableau' of Egyptian Boats Discovered |
Dec. 2016: 5,000-Year-Old
Nativity Scene Found in Egypt
Art: Earliest History - Per Ankh Trading Group
Early Dynastic, Small Figurine:
King with Crown, Upper Egypt, c. 2900 B.C. Ivory
- Mesopotamian influences; small idols
end of predynastic period / beginning of Old
early beginning of Egyptian 'style'
Palette of Narmer (c. 3100 B.C.)
of King Narmer - American Historical Society
Old Kingdom, 3rd Dynasty
Zoser Sculpture from Saqqara
Zoser - Portrait Statue
(resting place for spirit)
White Limestone (4' 7"), c. 2667 B.C.
Dominance of 'typical'
Portrait Statue from Giza of Chefron with Horus Falcon
Old Kingdom c. 2560 B.C., 4th Dynasty, Diorite
Absent of rigid
Statuette of a slave:
Realism was usually used on lower status 'types' (laborer,
Necropolis portrait heads c. 2500 BC
- Many are realistic, but
do not represent the 'top echelon' of leadership.
Old Kingdom, Portrait Head of Princess of Giza
Limestone c. 2550 B.C.
There are also naturalistic sculptures
of noblemen and scribes
Unknown Scribe, Tomb of Prince Ur Ira, Saqqara
Old Kingdom - 24th or 25th cent B.C.
5th Dynasty, 20 in.
- Hans Otten
A few wall paintings from tombs were seen in class, but have little
to show by way of actual portraiture.
Slides of sculptures of family groups were shown - these were sculptures
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