Discussion-Review Map of Ancient Egypt - folder

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This discussion is not a graded item but should be used to discuss and ask questions regarding the lecture material.

Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (pgs. 12-39)

Review Map of Ancient Egypt - folder

Study Guide:

  1. Which Dynasties comprised the Early Dynastic Period?
  2. How did Egyptians view art and what was its primary function?
  3. Who were the major deities Egyptians worshipped?
  4. How was duality, order vs. chaos, explored in Egyptian symbols?
  5. What is the importance of the decorations on the temple of Horus at Edfu, fig. 5?
  6. What is ka?
  7. Why did the majority of Egyptian statues exhibit ‘frontality’?
  8. What was the function of three-dimensional figures of servants and non-elites?
  9. Explain how a figure is represented in a two-dimensional plane, such as a wall illustration?
  10. How did hieroglyphics function in Egyptian art?
  11. What types of materials did Egyptian artists have access to?
  12. What is the subject matter of the famous Narmer palette?
  13. Describe the function and design of a serekh?
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