36 Chapter 4 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Ancient Egyptian art and its impact on art history.

In Chapter 4 we will examine Ancient Egyptian art. We will look at how this art contributed to the larger development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Ancient Egyptian art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:

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  • Review: Key Learning Items

Ancient Egypt

  • Read: Ancient Egypt
  • Read: Egyptian Art
  • Read: Materials & Techniques

Old Kingdom Art

  • Watch: Seated Scribe (3:00)
  • Read: The Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Read: Pyramid of Khufu
  • Read: Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx
  • Read: Pyramid of Menkaure

New Kingdom Art

  • Watch: House Altar (Amarna Period) (5:02)
  • Watch: Portrait Head of Queen Tiye (3:15)
  • Watch: Bust of Nefertiti (4:00)
  • Watch: Ramesses II (9:33)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Review: Module 4 Quiz (5 points)


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