egyptian art Essay

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egyptian art The time span of Ancient Egypt Stretches over thousands of years. It lasted many periods and included many dynasty's. From the Neolithic Period, ca 5450-3850 B.C. to it's downfall at the Roman Period, ca 30 B.C. - A.D. 395. That is a long time. For archeologists to understand every day life of the ancient Egyptians, they must rely on many sources. The some of these valuable things being tomb paintings, relics, and objects that were used in every day life, that had been placed in there tombs. The most important findings however were the hundreds of documents written by the Egyptians. These helped shed much needed light on their lives. Giving valued information on their culture, and the way that they used…show more content…
With hieratic writing the scribe would often leave out several details that made one sign different from another. Several smaller signs, written in one quick flow, would simply get squished together, but somehow is still able to be transcribed into hieroglyphics. Hieratic was mainly used for religious and secular writings on papyrus, or on linen. Occasionally it could be found on a temple wall during the Greek-Roman era. The name hieratic came by way of the Greeks. When they arrived in Egypt, this writing was almost exclusively used by Egyptian priest (Greek hieratikos, 'Priestly'). The last form of writing Demotic started being used during the 25th/26th Dynasty. This form is a further evolution from hieratic. Like hieratic, Demotic was a handwriting, but the strokes wereeven whacker and more illegible. The link between handwriting and hieroglyphic text slowly faded with Demotic. Demotic was used mostly in administrative and private texts, but also in stories and inscriptions. Egyptian art gives an image of them selves and there culture. When talking about Egyptian art we generally refer to paintings and sculptures that were used to decorate tombs. There is a strong belief in the afterlife for Egyptians. This belief was the reason for the embalming of bodies, the statues, carvings, and the paintings. The paintings in these tombs told stories of who and how
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