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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Began as great mounds of earth
“mastaba” Arabic for “bench”
C. 1570 B.C. Egyptians cast off invaders
Brilliance in arts
Maintained stiff, formal, idealistic style
Egypt conquered by Assyrians, Persians, Alexander the Great, the Romans
Became part of the Byzantine Empire
642 A.D. became part of the Islamic world
Beauty influenced every foreign culture that came into contact with it
Prized throughout Western world
Styles completely characteristic and immediately recognizable