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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:36 am 
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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 7:27 am 
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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 9:32 am 
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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: Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:22 pm 
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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 12:05 am 
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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 4:00 am 
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ahhh...when you said 'art' you were refering specifically to wall reliefs???


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:55 am 
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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 7:23 am 
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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 11:24 am 
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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! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:53 pm 
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The 2 types of representation makes me think about the minds of the Egyptians.


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