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Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art

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Egyptian Tomb Art
5000 BC to 300 AD this is a painting, a relief sculpture. the purpose is history and religious. The images say to us that these were highly skilled artists with keen powers of observation. All Egyptian reliefs were painted, and less prestigious works in tombs, temples and palaces were just painted on a flat surface. Stone surfaces were prepared by whitewash, or if rough, a layer of coarse mud plaster, with a smoother gesso layer above.
Egyptian Relief Sculpture
3100. B.C to 1000. B.C. A sculpture used to show a 3d image from a 2d surface, a sort of impression that is carved or implemented into a material. Some walls were imprinted as such.
Bust of Queen Nefertiti
14th century B.C a bust of Nefertiti made to show the importance of Queen Nefertiti. Made during the reign of Akhenaton, Nefertiti was the Wife Of Akhenaton. Nefertiti Means ("the beautiful one has come")
Egyptian Jewerly
3100 B.C Jewelry made using man mad materials such as glass rather than metals or precious materials such as gold or silver thus is important to show that all precious materials are not the only value in Egypt.
Pyramid of Giza
20 year period concluding around 2560 BC Architecture made by the Egyptian built by the slaves, this particular pyramid is for the Pharaoh Khufu
King Tut Funeral Mask
1341 BC - 1323 BC made of gold inlayed with blue glass and lapis lazuli. Lapis is a rare gem from Afghanistan the precious material used symbolizes King tut's Importance as he was a ruler of Egypt at a young age
The Parthenon
447 BC 438 BC a piece of architecture made of marble symbolizing the democracy of the ancient Greeks and Athenians located on the Athenian Acropolis, Dedicated to Athena the goddess of wisdom
Greek Column Orders
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Archaic Greek Statues
660-580 BC a period of the carving of statues through stone. Unlike Egyptian statues the Archaic statues were more precise and depicted some parts in anatomy.
Kritios Boy
from around 480 BC a statue belong to the late Greek archaic period, Kritios boy although life like, it only stands 3ft 10in tall. Kritios is said to be a partner of Nesitoes.
King Laocoon and his sons
42-20 B.C. was a sculpture, purposes: religious, aesthetics, political, and storytelling. It's important because it showed how they viewed heroes and kings in their society.
Nike of Samothrace
220-190 BC A statue that may also be called Winged Victory of Samothrace, It honors the Goddess Nike, But also honors a sea battle.
Black Figured Greek Vase
ca. 750-20 B.C. was architecture, purposes were: religious, aesthetics, information, story telling, utilitarian, and political. It's important because not only was it art, but it was a tool that the Greeks used in their everyday lives.
Red Figured Greek Vase
ca. 530 B.C-20 B.C. was architecture, purposes were: religious, aesthetics, information, storytelling, utilitarian and political. It's important because not only was it art, but it was a tool that the Greeks used in their everyday lives.
The Colosseum
70-80AD a piece of fine architecture from the Romans, the Colosseum was an architectural break through, in the colosseum fights were held, also naval battles as the Colosseum could hold more than 50,000 spectators
The Pantheon
126 AD A fine piece of architecture from the Romans, The Pantheon Is a temple for all of the gods of ancient rome, constructed by Publius Aelius Hadrianuss
Statue of Constantine
312-315AD a rather large sculpture of Emperor Constantine the only remaining pieces are of his neck head and hands.
Bronze Statue of Marcus Aurelius
175AD A statue in the Roman Forum, it is magnificent that the statue survived in the roman era Statues were normal melted down and reused For new art sculptures.
Portrait bust of Roman man
1st Century BC. A bust of a man that looks very serious, the purpose of this Bust is to show the regular roman man, In all of his virtue and in the serious of strength and prestige.
Pompeii Fresco from Villa of the Mysteries
79 AD ruins of a roman villa, walls are decorated with fine paintings of women, children and Dionysus, considered very popular for women as they look to him for sensual and spiritual hope