Egyptian Funerary Art Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Egyptian Funerary Art
An examination of canopic jars as an example of funerary art of the Amarna period, compared with earlier art on these jars.
# 110265 | 1,621 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 19, 2008 in Art (History) , History (Middle Eastern)

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This paper discusses funerary art of the Amarna period in Egypt: 1372-1350 BC. It looks at how Amarna art differs from the stylized representations found in older art forms. The paper focuses on examining the canopic jar as it appears in the Amarna period and then compares these to earlier art on these objects. The paper includes photographs for visual explanation. It suggests that technology played a major role in the development of art throughout the period.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Kent R. Weeks, "Valley of the Kings," National Geographic, September 1998, Vol. 194, No. 3, p. 28.
  • Noblecourt, C. and Kenett, F. Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom and the Amarna Period. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society. 1960.
  • Rosicrucian University On-Line (RCUI). Amarna Art. Accessed December 11, 2007.
  • Smith, W. The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt. Baltimore, MD.:Penguin Books. 1958.

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