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Ancient Egyptian Art - AHIS281

This unit traces the major developments in 2- and 3-Dimensional visual culture in ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to Late Antique periods (ca. 5000 BCE to 1000 CE). The unit examines the status and purpose of ancient Egyptian art in the context of history, religion, politics and changes in social and cultural dynamics in ancient Egyptian society. Themes to be explored include developments in the principles of composition, organisation of space, proportion, colour palette and subject matter; the methods and techniques and role of artists in ancient Egypt; the uses of art to express religious or political ideologies; regional artistic diversity in the Nile Valley and the impact of colonial and imperial expansion on the acquisition strategies of Egyptian material in museum collections.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Alexandra Woods

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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