Ancient Egypt

MAP

Predynastic period (c. 6500-3050 BCE)

Predynastic palettes (Please forgive my earlier misspelling. These are palettes, not palates!)

Naqada Pottery

Early Dynastic period (c. 3000-2650 BCE)

Narmer Palate
Schist, H: 25 in; 63.5 cm; Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The Old Kingdom (ca. 2649–2150 BCE)

Djoser’s Step Pyramid, c. 2630 BCE
Architect: Imhotep; H: 62 meters (204′)

The Pyramids of Giza Khafre Protected by a Hawk
IVth Dynasty, c. 2500 BCE
Gneiss Diorite, H: 168 cm; Egyptian Museum,

Menkaure’s Triad

The Geese of Meidum
(The whole panel)
IVth Dynasty, c. 2550 BCE
painted plaster, 27 x 172 cm; Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Statue of Hemiunu
Old Kingdom, IVth Dynasty
Date c. 2570 BCE
Limestone with remains of paint; 155.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 104.7 cm; Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany

The Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030-1640 BCE)

Wall-painting from the Tomb of Khnumhotep
12th dynasty
Date c. 1900 BCE ; tombs at Beni Hassan

Meketre’s Model Grainery

The Garden of Nebamun c. 1400
Wall painting, 64 x 74.2 cm; British Museum, London

New Kingdom 1550–1070 BCE

Akhnaten and Nefertiti with their children
Date c. 1345
Limestone, altar relief, 32.5 x 39 cm; Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Tutankhamun and his wife, Tut’s throne
Date c. 1330 BCE
Gilt and painted woodwork
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Book of the Dead

Public domain image

Vocabulary

ankh
serekh
cartouche
djed column
jubilee
register
Faeance
half-column
hypostyle
inundation
ka
lotus
ma’at
mastaba
papyrus
sarcophagus
scarab