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Ancient Egypt


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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Ahi 101 - Survey Egypt to Renaiss

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AHI101 Mon and Wed Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Theme Why does every society have its own distinctive art II III 2 1 Stele of Naram Son 2250 BC III IV 2 8 Statue of Gudee 2090 BC IV V pg 38 Law Code of Hammurabi 1750 BC V VI 2 10 Assyrian King of Lion Hunt 860 BC VI VII Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Ur Uruk Babylon Ziggurat conventional artisan registar Shamesh Outline of Current Lecture Egyptian Art II Pg 52 Palette of Nurmer 3000 BC III 3 8 King Kharfe 2500 BC IV 3 9 King Menkaure Queen 2480 BC V 3 25 King Ahkenathon Family 1350 BC VI Isis Osiris Ra Aton canon of proportions Current Lecture Geography was very important to the ancient Egyptians their entire way of depended on the Nile River Monuments created by the ancient Egyptians were enormous in size The Egyptian language was not understood by anyone for many years until Napoleon Boneparte sent people down to Egypt This exhibition introduced Egypt to Europe and the USA The Rosetta Stone translated the Egyptian language to Greek and many other languages The Egyptian pharaoh or King was head of justice commander in chief and allpowerful Egyptian art is very distinctive in 3 ways the religious beliefs technique and social context The ancient Egyptians created a grid pattern before painting or sculpting The A E had a formula for proportions each grid square roughly the size of a fist Noble elitists were depicted with exaggerated size and features Ancient Egypt took up most of the Nile River with city states until it was united by King Kharfe These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute A E art is symbolic Gods are depicted protecting the King Kings Nobility depicted in a strong upside down triangle muscular formation Commoners were depicted normally with normal features 2500 BC 1350 BC artistic style was altered

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