The Human Figure in Ancient Egyptian Art

I group together a few different Ancient Egyptian images into a lesson I call: The Human Figure in Ancient Egypt. I focus on the "ideal" in Ancient Egyptian art and how close (or far) some of these pieces follow the Egyptian Canon. The pieces in this lesson are Seated scribe, King Menkaure and queen, Kneeling statue [...]

#22. Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and three daughters

I was super excited to see this pieces on display at the Neues Museum while in Berlin this past winter. But I couldn't believe that the museum had it almost hidden away in a little alcove that everyone kept passing by to see the Nefertiti bust. 😦 Art Historical Background The cultural and historical context [...]