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Art and life in ancient Egypt
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Figures

Figure 1 Doris Salcedo, Shibboleth © Tate, London 2008

Figure 2 A relief from the Soviet military cemetery in Warsaw showing workers greeting victorious soldiers.

Figure 3 Songye mask, 19th century Democratic Republic of Congo (AF 1.2397) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 4The colossal bust of Ramses II known as the 'Younger Memnon' (EA 19) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 5 Fashion plate showing ladies and gentleman in the British Museum with classical Greek art, c.1832 (PPA 1539) Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 6 Nebamun (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 7 Bronze chisel (EA 15740) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 8 Preparing and painting the wall. Illustration by Chris Molan from The Tomb of Nebamun, The British Museum Press © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 9 Cross-section of a fragment of Nebamun wall painting, showing the two layers of ancient plaster and the modern Plaster of Paris mount below © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 10 Drawing board with an apprentice’s sketches (EA 5601) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 11 Ostraca with a sketch of a duck (EA 56706) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 12 The unfinished stela of the sculptor Userwer, Twelfth Dynasty (EA 579) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 13 Part of a proportion grid (EA 5601) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 14 Papyrus showing satirical caricature of animals (EA 10016.1) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 15 Drawing on the walls of the tomb-chapel of Ramose Courtesy of Paul Wood (The Open University)

Figure 16 Relief. Courtesy of Paul Wood (The Open University)

Figure 17 John Flaxman, detail of the frieze on the façade above the entrance of the Royal Opera House, London, stones, stucco. Photo: Conway Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Figure 18 Painted relief from the tomb of an Old Kingdom official, Khnumhotep, c. 2400 BC (EA 1166) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 19 Nebamun fragment 'Viewing the Produce' (EA 37978) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 20 Samples of pigments, including ancient samples (EA 5563, EA 5568, EA 5569) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 21 Colour samples, Meredith Hooper, The Tomb of Nebamum: Explore Ancient Egyptian Tomb (London, 2008), p. 9 © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 22 A detail of one of the guests showing the loss of pigment to the blue jewellery (EA 37986) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 23 Ancient brushes with the remains of paint still on them, probably from burials at Thebes (EA 36892-3, 36889) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 24 Nebamun fragment ‘Hunting in the Marshes’ (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 25 Ancient Greek drinking cup (GR 1836.2.24.25) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 26 James Stephanoff. A watercolour showing a nineteenth century view of the evolution of art with items mostly from The British Museum, 1845 (PD 1994-12-10-6) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 27 Characteristic Egyptian art: Rameses III before the gods of Memphis, from the Great Harris Papyrus (EA 9999.43) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 28 Details of the Nebamun wall paintings (EA 37977, EA 37986) © Trustees of the British Museum

Activity 3 (no figure numbers)

Detail of the Hunting in the Marshes scene (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Detail of the banquet scene (EA 37981) © Trustees of the British Museum

Detail of the agricultural scene (EA 37982) © Trustees of the British Museum

Detail of the banquet scene (EA 37984) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 29 Panel from an ancient Roman painted wall, first century AD (GR 1867,0508.1354) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 30 Book of the Dead of Nakht, sheet 13, Eighteenth Dynasty (EA 10471.13) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 31 Detail of the offering scene (EA 37985) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 32 Hunting in the marshes’ fragment (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 33 Detail of ‘Hunting in the marshes’ fragment (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 34 Detail of ‘Hunting in the marshes’ fragment (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 35 Reconstruction drawing by C. Thorne and R.B. Parkinson © Trustees of the British Museum. Photographs of other fragments courtesy of the Association Égyptologique Reine Elizabeth, Brussels

Figure 36 Reconstruction drawing by C. Thorne and R.B. Parkinson (EA 37976, 37978–9) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 37 Detail of the produce scene (EA 37978) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 38 ‘Hunting in the marshes’ fragment (EA 37977) © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 39 Tempera copy by Nina de Garis Davies of the fishing and fowling scene from the tomb-chapel of Nakht © Trustees of the British Museum

Figure 40 The marsh scene from the unfinished tomb-chapel of Suemniut Courtesy of Betsy Bryan

Figure 41 The Old Kingdom Tomb of Sabni at Aswan showing him hunting in the marshes.Courtesy of R B Parkinson

(No figure number) How would you characterise the differences? Drawing by R B Parkinson

Figure 42 Stela showing Amenhotep III from Akhenaten’s capital, Tell el-Amarna in the new style (EA 57399) © Trustees of the British Museum

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