This lesson introduces some of the basic artistic concepts of Ancient Egypt.
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The longest river in the world located in East Africa flowing from the Mediterranean Sea.
A series of rulers from the same family.
Egyptian sun god, a universal creator typically represented as a hawk-headed man with a solar disk and uraeus or cobra on his head.
Egyptian goddess of fertility, represented as a woman with cow’s horns and a solar disk between them, also worshipped in ancient Rome and Greece.
Egyptian king and judge of the dead represented as a man partly wrapped as a mummy with a beard and wearing a crown.
Egyptian god of deserts, storms, and foreigners.
Egyptian sun deity, represented by a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon.
A system that represents sizes of things according to importance and based on fixed religious traditions.
A record that is made up of symbolic representations.
The division of a composition into bands.
An Egyptian rule that mandated dimensions and scale.
The Egyptian belief that identifies the difference between the living and the dead. When the body dies, the ka departs.