Ancient Egypt

11 articles
5 videos
The art of dynastic Egypt embodies a sense of permanence. It was created for eternity in the service of a culture that focused on preserving a cycle of rebirth. By permission, © 2013 The College Board

Egyptian Art


Old Kingdom: Seated Scribe

VIDEO 3:01 minutes
The Seated Scribe​, c. 2620-2500 B.C.E., c. 4th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, painted limestone with rock crystal, magnesite, and copper/arsenic inlay for the eyes and wood for the nipples, found in Saqqara (Musée du Louvre, Paris). Speakers: Dr. ...

Temple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, Karnak

Essay by Dr. Elizabeth Cummins

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Large Kneeling Statue, New Kingdom, Egypt

VIDEO 7:37 minutes
Mortuary Temple and Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut, c. 1479-58 B.C.E., New Kingdom, Egypt. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (UNESCO/TBS)

VIDEO 2:01 minutes
Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, ...

Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Three Daughters

VIDEO 5:03 minutes
House Altar depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three of their Daughters, limestone, New Kingdom, Amarna period, 18th dynasty, c.1350 BCE (Ägyptisches Museum/Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Tutankhamun’s tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)

Essay by Dr. Elizabeth Cummins

Last Judgement of Hunefer, from his tomb

VIDEO 7:40 minutes
Hunefer's Judgement in the presence of Osiris, Book of the Dead, 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, c. 1275 B.C.E., papyrus, Thebes, Egypt (British Museum).