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Egyptian Art. Sculpture continues to have a significant political and religious importance in the contemporary world, just as it did in the ancient Egyptian culture.

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Surname Name Instructor?s Name Class Name Date Outline 1. Introduction Thesis statement: Sculpture continues to have a significant political and religious importance in the contemporary world, just as it did in the ancient Egyptian culture. 1. Giant stone head of King Amenhotep III 1. Double crowns represent unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. 2. The majestic image portrays an image of authority and tranquility. 1. Egyptian art in old, middle and new kingdom 1. Art in the old kingdom comprised of frontal view of majestic figures. 2. Art in the middle kingdom was more sophisticated and had a lower degree of uniformity. 3. Art from the new kingdom portrays a high level of sophistication and intricate artistry. 1. Comparison of ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian sculpture 1. In both cultures, sculptures were associated with various events. 2. Rarity of rocks made Mesopotamians made their sculptures from clay instead of rocks, which ancient Egyptians used. ...read more.

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Sculpture continues to have a significant political and religious importance in the contemporary world, just as it did in the ancient Egyptian culture. The giant stone head of King Amenhotep III is one of the sculptures that symbolize ancient Egyptian culture. The giant stone head of King Amenhotep III is 2.5 meters high and is a portrait of the king with very youthful features. The head has double crowns, which represent the unification of the Upper and Lower Egypt. The upper crown of ancient Egyptian kings was white with the lower crown being red. In essence, the king was the symbol of the unification of the ?two lands? (Kuhrt 125). Egyptian art for kings was usually slightly different from that of normal people. Most sculptures portrayed majestic frontal view figures of the king seated. This portrayed an image of tranquility and authority (Wilder 61). Ancient Egyptian art underwent significant changes between the old, middle and new kingdom. ...read more.

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However, Egyptians made their sculptures primarily in stone due to the abundance of rocks (Kuiper 137). The level of advancement of ancient Egyptian sculpture was higher than that of the neighboring regions. Therefore, it greatly influenced the sculpture of the neighboring regions. The ancient Egyptian sculpture influenced the archaic Greek sculpture significantly. The archaic Greek culture focused on realism. However, interaction of Greeks with Egyptians through trade and colonialism, affected the archaic Greek sculpture. Greeks appreciated ancient Egyptian art and started making composite beasts (part human part animal, or part bird part animal) aping the ancient Egyptian sculpture (Gardner 65). However, assimilation of the ancient Egyptian sculpture into the archaic Greek sculpture was gradual. In the contemporary world, sculpture continues to have a political and religious importance just like in ancient Egyptian culture. In America, various sculptures have political importance. The statue of liberty is one of the iconic American figures that have political significance. The majestic 151 feet figure symbolizes freedom in the entire world (Hammer and Kellner 446). In addition, most religions have sculptures ? such as Hinduism Buddha ? that they associate with certain important people within the religion. ...read more.

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