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Caduceus

Ancient Egyptian obelisk and statuary in the Temple of Luxor, Thebes.

Ancient Egyptian Gods


References:

Art in Ancient Egypt
http://www.crystalinks.
com/egyptart.html

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Imhotep Alter


Four giant statues of
Ramses II
http://www3.nationalgeograph
ic.com/places/gallery/photos
-ancient-egypt_four-giant-
ramses.html

Heru Imhotep
Heru Imhotep

Dendera
The Temple of Dendera

Giza Pyramids
Giza Pyramids

Cleopatra Needle
Cleopatra Needle

Anicent Egypt part 2

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The Four Great Ramses
Four giant statues of Ramses II
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Because of the highly religious nature of Ancient Egyptian civilization, many of the great works of Ancient Egypt depict gods, goddesses, and Pharaohs, who were also considered divine. Ancient Egyptian art is characterized by the idea of order. Clear and simple lines combined with simple shapes and flat areas of color helped to create a sense of order and balance in the art of ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian artists used vertical and horizontal reference lines in order to maintain the correct proportions in their work. Political and religious, as well as artistic order, was also maintained in Egyptian art. In order to clearly define the social hierarchy of a situation, figures were drawn to sizes based not on their distance from the painter's point of view but on relative importance. For instance, the Pharaoh would be drawn as the largest figure in a painting no matter where he was situated, and a greater God would be drawn larger than a lesser god.

Symbolism also played an important role in establishing a sense of order. Symbolism, ranging from the Pharaoh's regalia (symbolizing his power to maintain order) to the individual symbols of Egyptian gods and goddesses, was omnipresent in Egyptian art. Animals were usually also highly symbolic figures in Egyptian art. Color, as well, had extended meaning - Blue and green represented the Nile and life; yellow stood for the sun god; and red represented power and vitality. The colors in Egyptian artifacts have survived extremely well over the centuries because of Egypt's dry climate. Despite the stilted form caused by a lack of perspective, ancient Egyptian art is often highly realistic. Ancient Egyptian artists often show a sophisticated knowledge of anatomy and a close attention to detail, especially in their renderings of animals.

King Menes
King Menes


king Menkaure
King Menkaure

King Khafre
King Khafre

Khufu
Khufu

Imhotep
Imhotep

Sekhmet
Sekhmet

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