Egyptian art and architecture | History, Characteristics, & Facts
Egyptian art and architecture, the architectural monuments, sculptures, paintings, and applied crafts of ancient Egypt. Some of the most well-known examples include the pyramids of Giza, Tutankhamun’s funerary mask, and the sculpture bust of Queen Nefertiti.
Recorded history shows a group of coastal cities and heavily forested mountains inhabited by a Semitic people, the Canaanites, around 4000 BC. These early inhabitants referred to themselves according to their city of origin, and called their nation Canaan. They lived in the narrow East-Mediterranean coast and the parallel strip mountains of Lebanon. They established trade routes to Europe and Western Asia. Phoenician ships circumnavigated Africa a thousand years before those of the…
Hyksos Chariots - The history of ancient Egypt is generally divided into periods of time when Upper and Lower Egypt were united followed by periods when it devolved into competing kingdoms. Following the period known as the Middle Kingdom, Egypt entered into the Second Intermediate period. During this time foreign rulers, known as the Hyksos, controlled much of Lower Egypt.
Relieve del encuentro de Teshub y Khebat en Yazilkaya (S.XIII a.C.) Hay 2 cortejos inscritos en cada muros de la cámara. En el fondo aparecían las figuras de los dioses tutelares del panteón hitita: Teshub dios del Tiempo, Khebat diosa solar del Estado, a gran escala. La diosa Khebat se representa sobre un pedestal en forma de león y sobre montañas. Teshub tb aparece sobre dioses montaña, barbado y atributos de poder, la tiara de cuernos y la maza, parece los relieves de las puertas de…
Samson and Two Philistines, c.1540 - Michelangelo - WikiArt.org
‘Samson and Two Philistines’ was created in c.1540 by Michelangelo in Mannerism (Late Renaissance) style. Find more prominent pieces of sculpture at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.