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Old Kingdom Egypt

January 31, 2013

Old Kingdom Egypt


January 31, 2013

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  1. Art  of  Ancient  Egypt   Reading:   Stokstad,  49-­‐61  

      Range:   5000-­‐2150  BCE   Predynas2c,  Early  Dynas2c,  Old   Kingdom     Terms/Concepts:   Canon  of  Propor<ons,  Ka,  Ba,   Pale@e,  Mastaba,  Step  Pyramid,   Pyramid,  Serdab,  Sed-­‐Fes<val,   Unifica<on  of  Upper  and  Lower   Egypt,     Monument:     Pg.  52,  Pale@e  of  Narmer,   Early  Dynas<c,  2950  BCE     3-­‐3,  Funerary  Complex  of   Djoser,  Early  Dynas<c,   2630-­‐2575  BCE     3-­‐4,  Pyramids  Khufu,  Khafre   and  Menkaure  at  Giza,  Old   Kingdom,  2575-­‐2450  BCE     3-­‐8,  Cult  Statue  of  Khafre,  Old   Kingdom,  2520-­‐2494  BCE     3-­‐10,  Seated  Scribe,  Old   Kingdom,  2450-­‐2325  BCE     3-­‐12,  Ti  Supervising  a   Hippopotamus  Hunt,  Old   Kingdom,  2450-­‐2325  BCE  
  2. Egypt:  Chronology   •  Predynas<c  Period        

         5000-­‐2920  BCE   •  Early  Dynas<c  Period  (I-­‐III)          2920-­‐2611  BCE   •  Old  Kingdom  (IV-­‐VIII)            2575-­‐2465  BCE   •  First  Intermediate  Period  (IX-­‐XI)      2134-­‐2040  BCE   •  Middle  Kingdom  (XI-­‐XIV)          2040-­‐1640  BCE   •  Second  Intermediate  Period  (XV-­‐XVII)    1640-­‐1532  BCE   •  New  Kingdom  (XVIII-­‐XX)          1550-­‐1070  BCE   •  Third  Intermediate  Period  (XXI-­‐XXV)    1070-­‐712  BCE   •  Late  Period  (XXV-­‐XXXI)            712-­‐332  BCE   •  Greco/Roman  Egypt            332  BCE-­‐359  CE  
  3. Woman  making  Beer,  from  the   Tomb  of  Ni-­‐kau-­‐inpu,  Old

     Kingdom,   Fifh  Dynasty,  2450-­‐2325  BCE     Wooden  Panel  (detail),  Tomb  of  Hesire,  Early   Dynas<c  Egypt,  Third  Dynasty,  Saqqara,   2630-­‐2611  BCE    
  4. 3-­‐12,  Seated  Scribe,   Old  Kingdom,   2450-­‐2325  BCE  

    “Become  a  scribe  so  that  your   limbs  remain  smooth  and  your   hands  sof  and  you  can  wear  white   and  walk  like  a  man  of  standing   whom  [even]  cour<ers  will  greet”    
  5. Cri<cal  Thinking  Ques<ons   1.  How  does  the  environment  of

     ancient  Egypt   impact  the  lifestyle  and  art  of  the  Egyp<ans?   2.  Describe  the  Egyp<an  canon  of  propor<ons.     What  are  some  of  the  ideological  aspects  of  the   canon?   3.  How  does  the  Narmer  Pale@e  characterize  the   ideal  king  of  Egypt?   4.  Describe  the  development  of  tomb  architecture   from  Early  Dynas<c  to  Old  Kingdom  Egypt?