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

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1.3 Summary

The offering fragment shows a variety of everyday items while the hieroglyphs indicate that Nebamun’s son, Netjermes, is making offerings to his parents for their welfare in the afterlife. Egyptian art employs various non-naturalistic representational conventions to indicate, for example, contents of receptacles which would otherwise be invisible (one above the other); the positioning of objects in spatial depth (one above another); and the importance of a depicted figure (by showing him on a larger scale than other figures or objects on the picture).