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Egyptian Art

Egyptian culture has fascinated the minds of merchants, artists, photographers, travelers, and religions ever since the civilization was first founded on the lower Nile Valley. Their art in particular has sparked debate and interest even now, centuries later. In a time when the Romans and Greeks were taking more 'natural' approaches to their art in order to accurately portray the world around them; Egyptians had an entirely different purpose for their art.
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The Weighing of the Heart against Maat's Feather of Truth
The Weighing of the Heart against Maat's Feather of Truth
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The Weighing of the Heart against the Feather of Truth
The Weighing of the Heart against the Feather of Truth
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Sphinx and Pyramid, Giza, Egypt
Sphinx and Pyramid, Giza, Egypt
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18" x 26"
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Musicians and a Dancer, from the Tomb of Nakht
Musicians and a Dancer, from the Tomb of Nakht
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The head of Seti I
The head of Seti I
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Egypt, Luxor, Luxor Temple, Hieroglyphics
Egypt, Luxor, Luxor Temple, Hieroglyphics
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34" x 23"
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The Judgement of Osiris, detail from a Book of the Dead
The Judgement of Osiris, detail from a Book of the Dead
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The Gods Osiris and Atum, from the Tomb of Nefertari
The Gods Osiris and Atum, from the Tomb of Nefertari
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15th Century Castle, Fort Qait Bay, Alexandria, Egypt
15th Century Castle, Fort Qait Bay, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ramses II in front of Amun and Sethi I, Luxor Temple, Aswan, Egypt
Ramses II in front of Amun and Sethi I, Luxor Temple, Aswan, Egypt
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Funerary papyrus of Djedkhonsouefankh depicting Geb and Nut
Funerary papyrus of Djedkhonsouefankh depicting Geb and Nut
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Anubis attends Sennedjem's Mummy
Anubis attends Sennedjem's Mummy
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Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenamun
Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenamun
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Egypt, Abu Simbel, Greater Temple of Ramses II, Columns
Egypt, Abu Simbel, Greater Temple of Ramses II, Columns
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35" x 23"
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Desert Wind
Desert Wind
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9" x 12"
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Egypt, hand painted papyrus hunting scene
Egypt, hand painted papyrus hunting scene
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34" x 23"
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Isis and Nefertari, from the Tomb of Nefertari
Isis and Nefertari, from the Tomb of Nefertari
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The Toilet of Noblewomen, from the Tomb of Rekhmire
The Toilet of Noblewomen, from the Tomb of Rekhmire
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Tutankhamun and his wife Ankhesenamun in a garden
Tutankhamun and his wife Ankhesenamun in a garden
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Egypt
Egypt
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Door in Luxor, Egypt
Door in Luxor, Egypt
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24" x 35"
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Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c.1603
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c.1603
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Statues of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt
Statues of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Detail depicting the deceased and his Ba
Detail depicting the deceased and his Ba
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Mythological papyrus of Imenemsaouf
Mythological papyrus of Imenemsaouf
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Egyptian Mysteries II
Egyptian Mysteries II
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Facade of the Egyptian Theater, Main Street, Park City, Utah, USA
Facade of the Egyptian Theater, Main Street, Park City, Utah, USA
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Nefertari Making an Offering, from the Tomb of Nefertari
Nefertari Making an Offering, from the Tomb of Nefertari
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Egyptians loved two-dimensional art and represented nearly everything in their everyday lives using an uniquely static mode of expression. In Egyptian artwork, every element was displayed in the most easily recognized pose, giving the work its archetypal look of having the eye and shoulders in a frontal pose while their face, torso, and other limbs were in a profile view.

However, unlike other forms of art that focused on the beauty of nature for its own sake, Egyptian art used symbolism to portray complete information about a scene, using iconic imagery that explained how a thing was done, by whom, when, and why. Another important aspect of Egyptian art is the use of registers in order to tell a pictorial story. These registers form ground lines for the figures, show which scenes are the most important to the information being conveyed. The scenes without registers were actually quite unusual and portray things that the Egyptians deemed chaotic. During hunting scenes, prey is typically depicted without registers, as are invading armies. However, even without registers, this type of artwork is still meticulously depicted.
Despite the simple rendering and colors that typify this category of art, Egyptian art is prized by collectors around the world for decoration in their homes, as well as for the cultural relevance and history portrayed within it. This art provides an unique glimpse into a different mode of living and allows modern day enthusiasts to see what was important to this ancient civilization, from tallying the amount of harvested grain to historic events that helped to shape this great and unique culture.
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