Art 300 notes form Feb. 15th
Art 300 notes form Feb. 15th ARH 300
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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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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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