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Art 300 notes form Feb. 15th

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Art 300 notes form Feb. 15th ARH 300

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Feb. 15th notes
Egyptian Art
Nicholas F. Hudson
Class Notes
Teti I, Pepi I, Pepi II, 5th Dynasty, 6th Dynasty
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Pontin on Monday February 22, 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 19 views. For similar materials see Egyptian Art in Art History at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 02/22/16
The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Dr. Hudson’s lecture on February 15, 2016. Egyptian Art 5  Dynasty (2498­2345 BC)  Heliopolitan: city of the sun  First King, Userkaf, was the son­in­law to Menkaure  Tradition of burying kings in burial area; better preserve of temple construction in Ahu Ghurab o Worship of the sun and god, Ra o Head of falcon god, Horus with sun above his head  Sun or Solar temple of Ra o Down below, valley temple, connected to sun temple toy cosway  Valley temple: close to black lands, acting as a “bridge” o Temple/pyramids: red lands  100 x 150 cubits  Funerary Art o Court scribe and family  Scribe seated with wife and son by his side  Son is naked  Nakedness represents: o A slave o (Captive) foreigner o Or young boy  Innocence expressed through side braid  Finger over mouth =symbol for depicting of  young men  More non royal funerary slaves made after 4th dynasty  Wealth is distributed to royal court instead of kings  Power of king diminished slightly  Made of local limestone and then plastered opposed to exotic stones used  for pharaohs, kings, and the royal family.  Question of means of affordability and if materials were restricted  for royal use 6  Dynasty (2345­2181 BC)  Memphite th  First King, Teti, was son­in­law of late 5  Dynasty King  Important Kings: o Teti I The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Dr. Hudson’s lecture on February 15, 2016.  Teti’s Horus name = Seheteptawy: “he who pacifies the Two Lands” o Pepi I o Pepi II  Pepi I figurine in Alabaster o Flail and shepherd crock present in hand o Falcon of Horus on his throne o Hands crossed over chest in corpse  funerary position o Wearing only white crown Falcon does  not embrace king’s head   Pepi possibly not comfortable with presence of Horus  Has support opposed to protection  Young Pepi I statue o Young Pepi making on offering o Finally, bright­eyed face, holding jars to the Gods  Pepi II and mother statue o Pepi II as a child on lap of mother as he inherited throne as a child, passing off power to new king  Mereruka, Teti’s vizier o Relief of laborers often portrayed as bottomless, showing  genitals = people of lower class equivalent with animals o Servants bring offerings/resources of the land  Question of who the offerings are for:  The deceased or the king?  The Physician Nyankhre, 5  Dynasty  o Seated on the ground, legs bent/drawn in o Appears more functional and human like


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