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Art 460

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Hallie Notetaker
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Predynastic Egyptian Art
Ancient Art
Dr. Alisa Eimen
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hallie Notetaker on Monday September 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 460 at Minnesota State University - Mankato taught by Dr. Alisa Eimen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Ancient Art in Art History at Minnesota State University - Mankato.

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Date Created: 09/19/16
Chapter One What helped Egypt’s success?  The Nile o Transportation o Agriculture  Abundant resources  Trade  Written text  Religion o After life o Varied beliefs among different classes o Stratified between classes o Emphasis on local worship – temples were only for the elite o Gods were associated with specific locations o Gods were represented in animal/human form  Duality – good/bad Stele of Princess Netertiabet, Giza, c. 2500 BCE  Tomb art tells about how they view death  Food and drink  Hieroglyphics – list of possessions, prayers, etc.  Royal position  Preparing for the continuation of life  Limestone raised relief Mummification  Important to preserve the body so they have a body in the afterlife  Climate also naturally dehydrated the deceased and aided with mummification o Possibly led to further interest in learning how to better the process What are the aims of Egyptian art?  Functionality Two concepts that are central to iconography (subject matter)  Duality o Harmonious opposition  Emphasis on the cyclical o Flooding, sun rise/set, etc.


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