Egyptian Art. The Nile. The Desert. Palette of Narmer (c. 3,000 B.C.). Egyptian Painting . The Afterlife. Began as great mounds of earth “ mastaba ” Arabic for “bench”. Architecture: Tombs . Imhotep. King Zoser’s ( Djoser ) “stepped Pyramid”, Saqqara. The Great Pyramid of Kheops.
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“mastaba” Arabic for “bench”Architecture: Tombs
Brilliance in arts
Maintained stiff, formal, idealistic styleDark Age to New KIngdom
Became part of the Byzantine Empire
642 A.D. became part of the Islamic worldDecline
Beauty influenced every foreign culture that came into contact with it
Prized throughout Western world
Styles completely characteristic and immediately recognizableEgyptian art