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Imhotep, Stepped Pyramid of Djoser

c. 2630-2611 BCE,

Saqqara, Egypt.

Egyptian.

A funerary complex of stacked mastabas diminishing in size built by Imhotep, master builder for King Djoser. The Imhotep was the first artist whose name is recorded, then deified after his death as the son of Ptah. 

2

Pyramid of Khafre 

Gizeh, Egypt

c. 2520-2494 BCE.

Egyptian.

The center and largest pyramid of Gizeh. The evolved pyramid shape was a symbol of Ra. Funerary/Mastaba

3

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Deir El-Bahri, Egypt

c. 1473-1458 BCE

Egyptian.

Multi-level funerary temple for Hatshepsut, the first lady pharaoh 

4

Model of the Hypostyle Hall, Great Temple of Amun-Ra,

Karnak, Egypt,

c. 1579-1075 BCE.

Egyptian.

Spiritual space for pharaohs and gods; Monumentality & Permanence, One of the most effective examples of clerestory, which played a key role in architecture

5

Palette of King Narmer,

c. 2950 BCE.

Egyptian.

2' 

Iconography, stylized, typical pose for rulers, ritual, makeup palate, typical pose for rulers, One of the earliest historical artworks

6

Menkaure and Queen,

c. 2490-2472 BCE.

Egyptian.

High relief, stylized frontal sculpture depicting King Menkaure, the woman's hand positions around the waist and on arm indicates their marital status, They are static, frozen in time, to represent permanence & immortality. 

7

Seated Scribe,

c. 2450-2325 BCE.

Egyptian.

The realism used in this scribe shows that this is not a person of importance in the Egyptian hierarchy versus that of an idealized body, although he is a person of honor in a largely illiterate society

8

Hatshepsut Kneeling

c. 1473-1458 BCE.

Egyptian.

Sculpture in the round. Hatshepsut is taking part in a ritual to honor the gods as she offers her jars. She is wearing the royal male headdress and the pharaoh's ceremonial beard, which show that she depicted herself as a man.