Egyptian art Ancient

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

The most sacred cult image of a god in a temple, usually held in the naos , was in the form of a relatively small boat or barque holding an image of the god, and apparently usually in precious metal — none have survived. Artistic works were ranked according to their compliance with these conventions, and the conventions were followed so strictly that, over three thousand years, the appearance of statues changed very little. Two of the most famous works of Egyptian art come from this time: The last known royal set of canopic jars were made of Apries. This drawing represents one of the larger fragments of this stelae.

1.2 – Old Kingdom

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

art Ancient egyptian

By the Seventeenth Dynasty , the spells were typically inscribed on linen shrouds wrapped around the dead, though occasionally they are found written on coffins or on papyrus. The Pharaoh originally meaning 'palace' was worshipped as a divine ruler supposedly the incarnation of the god Horus , but typically maintained firm control through a strict bureaucratic hierarchy, whose members were often appointed on merit. In the 1st Intermediate Period , decorated coffins became a substitute for tomb decoration; in the Middle Kingdom , coffin texts made their first appearance, sometimes accompanied by detailed maps of the underworld. Later Egyptian sculpture followed this style for years.

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egyptian art Ancient