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Ancient Egypt

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will introduce some of the basic concepts associated with the art and culture of ancient Egypt.

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Image of Map of Ancient Egypt, Image by Jeff Dahl, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancient_Egypt_main_map.png; Image of Reproduction of Palette of Narmer, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NarmerPalette_ROM-gamma.jpg; Image of Statue of Khafre,  Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Planche_26_Monuments_Historiques_(1872)_-_TIMEA.jpg; Image of Menkaure and Khamerernebty, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:King_Menkaura_(Mycerinus)_and_queen.jpg; Image of Seated Scribe, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seated_Scribe_Full.jpg

 

Terms to Know
Canon of Proportions

An Egyptian rule that mandated dimensions and scale.

Dynasty

A series of rulers from the same family.

Hieratic Scale

A system that represents sizes of things according to importance and based on fixed religious traditions.

Horus

Egyptian sun deity, represented by a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon.

Isis

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.

Ka

The Egyptian belief that identifies the difference between the living and the dead. When the body dies, the ka departs.

Nile River

The longest river in the world located in East Africa flowing from the Mediterranean Sea.

Osiris

Egyptian king and judge of the dead represented as a man partly wrapped as a mummy with a beard and wearing a crown.

Pictographs

A record that is made up of symbolic representations.

Ra (sun god)

Egyptian sun god, a universal creator typically represented as a hawk-headed man with a solar disk and uraeus or cobra on his head.

Register

The division of a composition into bands.

Seth

Egyptian god of deserts, storms, and foreigners.