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ARH 300 Feb. 4th Notes

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ARH 300 Feb. 4th Notes ARH 300

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Notes for Wednesday Feb. 4th 2016.
Egyptian Art
Nicholas F. Hudson
Class Notes
Great Pyramids, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, The Great Sphinx, Giza
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Pontin on Thursday February 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARH 300 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Nicholas F. Hudson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Egyptian Art in Art History at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

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Date Created: 02/04/16
The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Dr. Hudson’s lecture on Feb. 3 2016. Egyptian Art: Old Kingdom: Pyramids of Giza  Khufu (2589­2566 BC) o Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. “The Great Pyramid”  Statue of Hemon, cousin of Khufu resides in pyramid  ca. 1,300,000 blocks  average ca. 2.5 tons each  base covers 13 acres  Entrance leads to the “Grand Gallery”: narrow tall corridor/ stairway  Downward leads to false tomb to trick tomb robbers  Up leads to the Queen’s chamber  Contains box holding sarcophagus made of same stone as chamber o Red granite; only available in Aswan  Khafre (2558­2532 BC): son of Khufu o Pyramid of Khafre  Smaller than Khufu, but hold optical illusion of appearing bigger  Tip of Pyramid was to be of white, glistening stone The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Dr. Hudson’s lecture on Feb. 3 2016.  Resides next to “The Great Sphinx”  Carved out of bedrock  Human­headed lion o Lion: symbol of pharaoh and kings power over the lands  Constant repairs done to statue  Missing nose and false beard  22 statues reside in funerary temple of Kharfre o Made of gneiss: hard limestone  Menkaure: son of Khafre, grandson of Khufu o Pyramid of Menkaure  Pyramids highlights sense of unity between Upper and Lower Egypt through o Rulers o Funerary sites o Resources o Laborers


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