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Representations of people in Egyptian art

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: Representations of people in Egyptian art Reply with quote

In Egyptian art faces are shown in profile & eyes full on. There is at least one place where a face or faces is shown in the normal modern representational style. Can anyone tell me where as I have forgotten.

Also as a trivia question - why is/are it/they not in the normal Egyptian style?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In sculpture of course! Also 2 dimensional representation of Bes and Hathor (in woman form usually found on columns) are in frontal view.

There are a few hieroglyphs that show a face in the frontal view. They are the human "face" [D2], the "owl" [G17] and its variants [G18-G20], and I have seen a hieroglyphic frontal view of a sphinx but I do not see it on Gardiner's sign list.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also found recently was that sketch of Hatshepsut. I was probably done by an artist as a preliminary drawing of an intended statue, but it shows remarkable ability of the Egyptian artist for full-frontal work.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osiris II wrote:
Also found recently was that sketch of Hatshepsut. I was probably done by an artist as a preliminary drawing of an intended statue, but it shows remarkable ability of the Egyptian artist for full-frontal work.


Osiris, would you happen to know if they have a picture of that somewhere online? ^_^ I'd actually like to see it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were close when you said a sculpture. What I was thinking of was a wall carving showing a sculpture which looked strange in 'modern' style among the pictures of people in Egyptian style.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhh...when you said 'art' you were refering specifically to wall reliefs???
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that there was not much difference between 19tc century European sculpture & Egyptian work (appart from clothes & animal heads)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osiris, would you happen to know if they have a picture of that somewhere online? ^_^ I'd actually like to see it.

I don't recall ever seeing it on-line. I remember it from an article I saw in the newspaper, shortly after it had been discovered.
You might try a Google search of "images" of Hapshepsut and see if it's there.
If I run across it--and I'm always killing time surfing the web, I'll certainly copy the URL for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osiris II wrote:
Osiris, would you happen to know if they have a picture of that somewhere online? ^_^ I'd actually like to see it.

I don't recall ever seeing it on-line. I remember it from an article I saw in the newspaper, shortly after it had been discovered.
You might try a Google search of "images" of Hapshepsut and see if it's there.
If I run across it--and I'm always killing time surfing the web, I'll certainly copy the URL for you.


Awww, thanks so much, and I'll google it too, it sounds really cool, I haven't really seen the frontal-view drawings or sketches in any AE art...then again, it was a rarity they did that, buuut...I still haven't seen one as of yet. @_@

Thanks again, Osiris! Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2 types of representation makes me think about the minds of the Egyptians.
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