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Egyptian Art by Mind Map: Egyptian Art
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Egyptian Art

Symbols

Ankh

Symbol of Life

Egyptian Sandal

Looks kind of like a cross or a guy in a hoodie.

Snake

Represents Lower Egypt

Falcon

Represents Upper Egypt

Styles

Blocky structures

High status people are rigid, while low status people are more relaxed and naturalistic.

Statues tend to have very little air space and are usually not free-standing.

Height of characters shows their status.

Combination of characteristic views: side, front, etc.

Highly organized bands.

During Akhenaten's rule, art was more natural and less rigid.

Important Works

Palette of King Narmer

Shaped like a shield

King Narmer of Upper Egypt defeating king of Lower Egypt

Symbolism: Falcon (Upper Egypt) defeating snake (Lower Egypt)

Soldiers running at the bottom

3150 BC

Menkaure and his Wife

Standing man and woman

Woman holding man

Man is making fists

Man is stepping forward

Large block behind/between man and woman, supporting the statues

2500 BC

Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret

Each sitting on a chair

Prince Rahotep has very tan skin

Nofret has very light skin

Ti Watching Hippopotamus Hunt

Tall, rigid man (Ti) standing on boat watching people on another boat

People on other boat throwing spears at water

Hippopotami swimming under water

Between 2510 BC and 2460 BC

Nofretete

Shoulders up statue of woman

Long neck

Hat

1360 BC

Akhenaten

Long, pointy chin

Akhenaten's Daughters

Heads bulge out at the back (look like aliens)

Great Sphinx

Between 2575 BC to 2465 BC

Tutankhamen Coffin Cover

Gold

Arms crossed holding objects

Bird drawn, embracing thee figure

Falcon and snake on head (shows he was king of both Upper and Lower Egypt)

1340 BC