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Chapter Two Female figure from el Mamariya, c. 3500 BCE Terracotta Scene with boats, painted tomb at Hierakonpolis, c. 3100 BCE Painting on plaster How does this link the Predynastic and Early Dynastic? o Arrangement of registers o Iconography – what they found is important – hunting, worship, transportation o Choices in color of people/animals – possibly due to a stratified society (beginnings? Slavery?) o Depictions of everyday life – sustenance, transportation, human activity, worship o Human’s domination over animals o Cultural exchange, trade Footed Vessel from Nagada, c. 3750-3550 BCE Early representation of language (possible humor) Categorized as a hieroglyph for pure, clean o Relates to the function of the vessel o Used for holding water and offering libations in a temple Bearded Man (basalt) and Comb (hippopotamus ivory) from Nagada, c. 3200 BCE Representative of what people looked like o Bearded, bald, loose clothes Statue of King Khasakhem Man, c. 2775-2650 BCE Limestone Relation to previous works Narmer Palette from Hierakonpolis, c. 3000 BCE Purpose is for pigment (palettes in general) This particular palette was not meant to be used o Commemorative object o Intended for the afterlife o Symbolic Meant for a king’s tomb o King on the palette is larger, has a crown, presence of Horus, the mace, stylized beard, different clothing, sandal bearer, musculature Scale is a major component of status o More important things/people are larger Focus is on showing the most important parts Depicts the kings name, Narmer, as a catfish over a chisel Vessel from Nagada, c. 3450-3300 BCE Has a boat, morning figure Early displays of what is important Main Points Clear evidence of continuity between Predynastic and Dynastic periods Predynastic period had a growing class of elites and art become increasingly tied to ideology Biggest change from Predynastic to Dynastic was in sculpture Kemet – “the black land” Desheret – “the red land”