Ancient Egypt Unit Study
Lesson 4: My daughter created an Ancient Egyptian sculpture.
During the Middle and New Kingdom periods of Ancient Egyptian history, temple building and sculpture flourished. Pharaohs such as Thutmose III conquered foreign lands including Nubia, Palestine and Persia. Demanding annual tribute from those conquered raised the standard of living for Egyptians. As a result, there was a seemingly unending supply of wealth and resources available for the pharaohs. Much of the resources were used to construct temples full of art and sculpture.
Like Ancient Egyptian art, Ancient Egyptian sculpture was created according to a strict set of rules.
- People were depicted as youthful.
- Men stood with their left foot forward and their arms by their sides.
- People were seated on thrones with their hands on their knees.
Crayola Model Magic was used to create the sculpture. It's a soft, modeling material, that is light, air drys, brightly colored, and feels a lot like foam.
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