Impressionism
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

King Menkaure and his queen
Old Kingdom,
Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus, 2548-2530 BCE
Greywacke, 139.5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts - Harvard University Expedition

Ptah-khenui and his wife
Old Kingdom,
mid to late Dynasty 5, 2400 BCE
Painted limestone, height: 70.1cm
Museum of Fine Arts - Harvard University Expedition

      In what country do you think these statues were found? Why?
      Where do you think they were discovered?
      When do you think they were created?
      Why do you think they were created?
      What materials were used to create these works of art?>
      What is the same about the two sculptures? What is different?
      Can you tell what the relationship is between the men and the women?
      What do you notice about the feet of the figures in both sculptures?

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