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Art and life in ancient Egypt
Art and life in ancient Egypt

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This week you have looked in detail at the Nebamun fragments. You have also examined the way in which they were acquired, and considered the thinking behind the decision as to which fragments to take. In particular d’Athanasi and Salt would have made selections based on what their period eye constituted interesting art. They would have thought in terms of easel paintings and familiar genres such as biblical history, nature and animal images, and would also have been attracted to scenes that provided a glimpse of the oriental or exotic.

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