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Egyptian Art* Historical Background Egyptian civilization / 3100 – 30 BC  The culture of ancient Egypt developed along the banks of the Nile River more.

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1 Egyptian Art* Historical Background Egyptian civilization / 3100 – 30 BC  The culture of ancient Egypt developed along the banks of the Nile River more than 3,000 years before the birth of Christ.(3,000 BC)*  Religion influenced every part of Egyptian life.*  They believed “Afterlife”.*

2 Egyptian Art Characteristics* Ancient Egyptian art refers to the style of painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture developed by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 3100 BC to 30 AD.* Paintings and sculptures were both highly stylized and symbolic.* Hieroglyphics was written in symbols and pictures instead of letters and words.* Papyrus texts illustrate all dimensions of ancient Egyptian life and include literary, religious, historical and administrative documents.*

3 Paintings*  Ancient Egyptian artists decorated temples and tombs. *  Scenes from the person buried in the tomb were intended to remind the spirit of life on earth.*

4 Architecture* Ancient Egyptian architects used sun-dried and kiln- baked bricks, fine sandstone, limestone and granite.* The pyramids were built for the tombs of the Pharaohs.* Pharaoh: Egyptian rulers, who were worshiped as Gods and held complete authority over the kingdom. Construction of a burial monument commenced as soon a pharaoh was named, and continued until he died.

5 Artifacts* Bust of Nefertiti a ncient Egyptian queen painted limestone 1360 B.C. 22 karat gold ring with a pearl, turquoise, and amethyst stones. Ptolemaic. Egyptian 305 - 30 BC The Guardian Statues. Guarding Tutankhamen's Burial Chamber, this life-size pair of gilded wooden statues represented his ka, or soul.  Jewelry had a religious and magical significance in the Egyptian ancient world by protecting the wearer from evil.*  A large number of jewelry was found in tombs


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