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ARH 300 Feb 29th Notes

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ARH 300 Feb 29th Notes ARH 300

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Notes from Monday, Feb. 29th 2016
Egyptian Art
Nicholas F. Hudson
Class Notes
First Intermediate Period, Ankhtifi, Feudalism
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Pontin on Monday February 29, 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 34 views. For similar materials see Egyptian Art in Art History at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 02/29/16
The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Professor Hudson’s lecture on Feb 29 , 2016. Egyptian Art The First Intermediate Period (2181-2040)  Egypt divides; unification is no longer intact. Possible Causes of the Collapse of the Old Kingdom: 1. Depleted resources of the kingdom: a. Building of royal tombs b. Gifts of land 2. Famine: a. Changing Climate b. Invading outside forces Result: Feudalism Timeline 7  Dynasty: “70 Kings in 70 days”  Huge power vacuum; great struggle for leading ruler and control over chaos in Egypt. o Attempt in Memphis to recreate strategy o Failed attempt th 8  Dynasty: ‘Asiatics’  Asiatics: reference to people from the Southern part of the Middle East o More and more migration  All centered around the Delta of the Nile River  Severs from invasion 9  Dynasty: 30­year dominance  Herakleopolis: ‘Greek Period’ of Egypt o Dedicated to Hercules o Serves as stabilizing force of middle Egypt 10  Dynasty: Dual sovereignty with 9  Dynasty “Provincial” art in tombs  Funerary reliefs: The following ARH 300 notes are taken from Professor Hudson’s lecture on Feb 29 , 2016. o Differences:  Sunken in effect  Lack of consistency in grid used; messier, no straight lines  Little heads compared to bodies  Bodies curvier, direct attention to body parts  Triangle of kilts worn more awkwardly applied to flat surface o Similarities:  Physical support between male and female figures  Arm wrapped around male o Low relief style, difference in quality  Opposed to gentle edges Tomb of Ankhtifi at el­Mo’alla:   “Big Man” example – 10  Dynasty o Not exactly a king  Reliefs o Sunken­raised combo style    Columns o Flat surfaced with several faces “I am the beginning and the end of mankind, for my equal had not and will not come into being” ­Ankhtifi


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