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ART101 Egypt Fall 2018
Transcript of ART101 Egypt Fall 2018
Palette of Narmer
, c. 2950-2775 BCE, Predynastic Period (St. and C Early Dynastic), Naqqada III, Hierakonpolis, Egypt
Seated Scribe (Kai?)
(front and back views), c. 2450-2325 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, Tomb of Kai, Saqqara, Egypt
, c. 2520-2494 BCE, Giza, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, Egypt;
Menkaure and a Queen
, 2490-2472 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, Egypt;
, c. 1333-1323 BCE, Tomb of Tutankhamen, Deir el-Bahri, Thebes, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Egypt
Giza Pyramids of Menkaure, Khafre, and Khufu, c. 2575-2450 BCE, Giza, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, Egypt
Akhenaten and his Family
, 1353-1335 BCE, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Egypt
King Senusret III
, 1836-1818 BCE, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt
Reconstruction Drawing of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak
, c. 1579-1075 BCE, Karnak, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18-19, Egypt
Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut, c. 1473-1458 BCE, Deir el-Bahri, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Egypt
Rock Cut Tombs at Beni Hasan, 1938-1755 BCE, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt; Tomb of Khnumhotep, Beni Hasan, 1938-1755 BCE, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt
Plan of Kahun, View of the Northeast Section
, c. 1880-1874 BCE;
Plan of Kahun
, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (Senusret II), Egypt
Reconstruction Drawing of the Development from Mastaba to Pyramid
; Imhotep, Step Pyramid of Djoser, c. 2630-2575 BCE, Saqqara, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, Egypt
Conceptions of Royalty
High Status – Low Status
Houses and Cities of the Dead
, c. 1473-1458 BCE, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt
, c. 2450-2325 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt;
Nebamun Hunting Birds in the Marshes
, c. 1350 BCE, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Tomb of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt
, c. 2450-2325 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, maybe from the tomb of the official Ni-kau-inpu and his wife Hemet-re, Giza (?), Egypt;
, c. 1890 BCE, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Tomb of Khnumhotep, Beni Hasan, Egypt
How do the formal (visual), thematic (subject matter and iconography), and contextual aspects of these Old Kingdom sculptures and the statue of Tutankhamen from the New Kingdom convey the concept of "divine kingship" (see the definition of this on the Canadian Museum of History's website: https://goo.gl/8gpeq3)?
What does the difference between the formal characteristics of this Middle Kingdom work and those of the Old Kingdom suggest about the conception of the ruler in the Middle Kingdom period?
What is significant about this image of the New Kingdom pharaoh Hatshepsut?
Identify the characteristics of Amarna period style, and explain the reasons why it is so different from what came before and after.
What is the symbolic significance of the pyramid complexes? Support your statement with evidence from the Giza Pyramids.
How does this Middle Kingdom rock cut tomb at Beni Hasan indicate that nobles like Khnumhotep were "increasingly independent" (Stokstad and Cothren 2017, 3.4)?
How does the layout of cities like Kahun indicate the stratified social structure of Egyptian society?
Use this structure to describe how New Kingdom architects transformed tomb architecture.
Use the reconstruction drawing of this temple at Karnak to identify the features of the pylon temples and explain the religious practices that took place in them.
Use the images above to explain how differences in social status are expressed in Egyptian art of the Bronze Age.
Sphinx of Taharqo
, c. 680 BCE, Late Period, Dynasty 25, Temple T, Kawa, Nubia
What features of this sculpture are appropriated from the Egyptians? What are from Nubia? What is the importance of the combination of these features?
Establishing the Visual Language of Bronze Age Egyptian Art