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    • Paintings in Altamira Cave (Spain), ca. 13,000-11,000 BCE
    • depicts a woman rather than a man
    • no competition in art, just to communicate essence of animal - composite profile view - four legs, two horns, whether lying, standing, or giving birth
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    • Paintings in Lascaux Cave (France), ca. 16,000-14,000 BCE - old stone age, paleolithic period
    • Hall of Bulls - seperately created images, different artists, years apart
    • twisted perspective to incorperate all anatomical features-identifiable
    • "Chinese Horse" - firtility theory, animals hunted does not correspond to animals depicted
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    • Clay reliefs of two bison in Le Tuc d'Audobert Cave (France), ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE
    • Two bison
    • Earlier than first paintings - still perfect profile views
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    • Bison with turned head, carved ivory reindeer horn, from La Madeleine Cave (France), ca. 12,000 BCE
    • head turned in complete 180, still perfect side view
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    • Woman holding bison horn, limestone relief from Laussel, ca. 25,0000-20,000 BCE
    • woman are just bodies in pre-historic art, no face, detail on pregnant belly and reproductive parts
    • firtility
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    • "Venus of Willendorf", limestone figurine, from Willendorf (Austria), ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE
    • firtility, motherhood
    • no face depicted
    • Palette of King Narmer, from Hierakonpolis (Predynastic Egypt), ca. 3000-2920 BCE
    • releif sculpture, used for eye makeup
    • Hathor=cow goddess, Horus=falcon goddess
    • unification of upper and lower egypt(conquered)
    • heirarchy of scale,¬†composite views
    • picturemaking for communication, not accuracy
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    • Reliefs from the Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, ca. 2450-2350 BCE -¬†old kingdom
    • Ka-overseeing, explore mysteries of death
    • Hippo hunting mural, hunting not done by Ti - much larger
    • Goats treading seed on top and cattle fording a canal on bottom
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    • Seated statue of Khafre, from Gizeh, ca. 2520-2494 BCE - old kingdom
    • flawless and idealized images of gods and kings
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    • Block statue of Senmut with Princess Nefrura, from Thebes, ca. 1470-1460 BCE
    • for Ka, subtractive sculpture out of granite
    • Senmut=Hapshepsut's chansellor and daughter's(Nefrura's) tutor
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    • Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, ca. 1290-1224 BCE - new kingdom
    • colossal rock-cut portraits - 65' seated
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    • Seated statues of Rahotep and Nofret, from Maidum, ca. 2575-2550 BCE - old kingdom
    • realistic, painted white limestone for realistic representation
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    • Statues of Menkaure and two goddesses, from Gizeh, ca. 2490-2472 BCE - old kingdom
    • with goddess Hathore
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    • Seated statue of a scribe, from Saqqara, ca. 2500 BCE - old kingdom
    • not a perfect body- realistic common person
    • smaller than pharaoh statues
    • obesity showing wealth
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    • Seated statue of Hemiunu, from Gizeh, ca. 2550-2530 BCE
    • fat tittied man found in tomb
    • builder incharge of great pyramids
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    • Mastaba tombs, Gizeh
    • standard early egypt tomb
    • family burials later on
    • separate serdab room with statue
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    • Imhotep: Stepped pyramid and mortuary precinct of Djoser, Saqqara, ca. 2630-2611 BCE
    • Imhotep=first recorded artist's name, master builder, preist
    • Saqqara=city of the dead
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    • Pyramids, Gizeh - three in 75 years for 4th dynasty
    • Khufu, ca. 2551-2528 BCE; Khafre, ca. 2520-2494 BCE; Menkaure, ca. 2490-2472 BCE
    • face east for sunrise
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    • Great Sphinx of Khafre(?), Gizeh, ca. 2520-2494 BCE - old kingdom
    • guards Khafre's tomb, lion with king head
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    • Portrait statues of Hatshepsut, from Deir el-Bahri, ca. 1473-1458 BCE - new kingdom
    • offering jars
    • as a sphinx
    • Hatshepsut= "his majesty" portrayed as man, no pyramid- actual mountian
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    Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri, ca. 1473-1458 BCE - new kingdom
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