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Sphinx of Hetepheres II, daughter of Khufu, dating back to the Fourth Dynasty
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An Introduction to Egyptian Art
by Mark Andrews of
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The earliest Egyptian art is very different from that of the pyramids and temples of the Pharaonic period. As early as the eighth millennium BC, the first inhabitants of the Nile Valley began to make engraved drawings on the cliffs, particularly in Upper Egypt and Nubia.

Ancient Egypt Art

Ancient Egyptian art refers to the style of painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture developed by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley. This page will usually refer to ancient Egyptian art from the Predynastic (4210 BC–2680 BC) Period to the Ptolemaic Period. Symbolism, also played an important role in establishing a sense of order ranging from the pharaoh's regalia (symbolizing his power to maintain order) to the individual symbols of Egyptian gods and goddesses, and is omnipresent in Egyptian art.

The ancient art of Egyptian sculpture evolved to represent the ancient Egyptian gods, Pharaohs, and the kings and queens, in physical form. Whether there was real portraiture in Ancient Egypt or not is still debated till now

The Early Dynastic Period saw the;

Art of ancient Egypt

An article from Wikipedia.

"The ancient Egyptians created paintings to make the afterlife of the deceased a pleasant place. Accordingly, beautiful paintings were created. The themes included journey through the afterworld or their protective deities introducing the deceased to the gods of the underworld."

Art in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian art is five thousand years old. It emerged and took shape in the ancient Egypt, the civilization of the Nile Valley. Expressed in paintings and sculptures, it was highly symbolic and fascinating - this art form revolves round the past and was intended to keep history alive.

Ancient Nile Valley influences in Extra-Nile Valley Art

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While this is a blog, it is quite unusual in that it holds a reservoir of very well annotated Egyptian art. This particular page covers art from the Nile Valley and its influences on other cultures.

Photos are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and sources not noted. The page is rather long, but has a wealth of photos, opinions and information on Africa (Nile Valley).

Egyptian art

Website by: Ayman Fadl

An educational website is aimed at supporting teachers and students, studying ancient Egypt. This section covers Architecture, Crafts & Sculpture, Paintings, Literature and Music from the Early Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Period.

Comparing Egyptian Paintings with Renaissance Paintings 16th century and Egyptian Pottery with Ancient Mayan Pottery along with annotated photos makes studying or satisfying your curiosity an easy task.

Egyptian Art

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