Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art served an essentially functional purpose that was bound with religion and ideology. To render a subject in art was to give it permanence. Hence, it portrayed an idealized, unrealistic view of the world. There was no significant tradition of individual artistic expression since art served a wider and cosmic purpose of maintaining order.

Much of the surviving Egyptian art comes from tombs and monuments and ranged from Sculpture to Frescoes and Furniture to Funerary. And so, this page will be split into different sections so that as much as possible can be covered.

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