Egyptians art

Midterm Exam for ART 300                                                  Your Name:

Slide IDS: Choose 5 of the following images and answer all these questions for EACH ONE of the 5 you choose.  (1o points possible per slide, x 5 = 50 points)

a)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

B)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

C)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

D)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

E)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

F)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

G)

  1. Title: with owner’s name if possible 1 point
  2. Date: Dynasty and era (no numerical “year” date needed). Partial points for historical period unless it is impossible to date it more precisely. 2 points
  3. Material: 1 point
  4. Provenance in Egypt (if known). 1 point
  5. Genre/Brief Description: 1-2 sentence describing the piece in terms of genre (is it a private or royal? What is the object’s basic function? (tomb/afterlife use, object used in life, portrait image?) 2 points
  6. Ancient Meaning/Analysis: Discuss what the iconography, images, style, etc. might mean or tell us as modern scholars about the past. 3 points

Short Answer Questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer)

  1. The Theban saff tombs develop during what time period? (2 points)
    1. Early Dynastic
    1. Old Kingdom
    1. First Intermediate Period
    1. Middle Kingdom
  • Middle Kingdom _______________________ texts developed out of the royal Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom. (3 points)
  • Which of the following feature is NOT common to all completed Dynasty 4 pyramids: (2 points)
    • Mortuary temple
    • Valley temple
    • Sphinx
    • Causeway
  • Imhotep helped design this king’s funerary complex at Saqqara (3 points): ____________________
  • Please give me the name of this king: (3 points)
  • A __________ chamber is designed to hold a statue of the deceased, so they can magically look out to the living world from their tombs. Sometimes they are designed to face the Northern Stars. (4 points)
  • What is the name for these types of objects shown below? (3 points)  ________________
  • The following is NOT a predynastic or early dynastic burial site: (3 points)
    • Herakonpolis
    • Thebes
    • Abydos
    • Saqqara
  • Briefly explain what this box was used for: (4 points)
  1. Briefly define what is meant by “hierarchy of scale” (3 points)
  1. Which city is home to the cult of Osiris? (3 points)
    1. Abydos
    1. Hierakonpolis
    1. Thebes
    1. Memphis
  1. Briefly describe the major images on a typical mastaba’s Offering Stele (4 points)
  1. Which king built this shrine, and where was it located (2 points each, total 4 points)
  1. What is the name of this king (2 points)?    Where was he buried? (3 points)
  1. Please name one specific example of an object or work of art that gives us information about foreigners in ancient Egypt.  (4 points)

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