Architecture Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Egypt: Middle East in Focus

First Page

239

Last Page

273

Abstract

The world knows Egypt best for its rich artistic legacy. People identify Egypt through its great pyramids, ancient funerary art, and mysterious concepts of death, afterlife, and eternity. The original contexts of funerary objects and rituals show that Egyptian art is, however, primarily about life and the continuation oflife in the hereafter. The artistic accomplishments of Egypt are made according to long-established pictorial and architectural conventions, which convey highly abstract concepts. The art of Egypt tangibly and subtly reveals various cultural and personal identities from the prehistoric times up to the present. Simultaneously, the ways in which people perceive Egyptian art disclose global attitudes toward Egypt.

Comments

This book chapter is from: Egypt by Mona Russell. Copyright (c) 2013 by ABC-CLIO, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.

Copyright Owner

ABC-CLIO, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf