Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art

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Ancient Egyptian funerary practices were vital for uncovering what life was like for the people of ancient Egypt. These practices offer a great deal of information into the lifestyle of the Egyptians showing non-material and material aspects of their culture. Investigating Ancient Egyptian funerary practices provides an insight into their society, providing relevant information relating to features of funerary art and religion. A close study of tomb art used in ancient Egyptian funerary practices will demonstrate the importance of religion to the culture and daily lives of ancient Egyptians.
With the availability of a range of primary and secondary sources it is available to evaluate ancient Egyptian funerary art and religion. Most of the information
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Their tomb art reveals their strong belief in that life continues after death (afterlife), but it also reveals to an extent their religion. Ancient Egyptian art in general is very organic and uses negative space to compliment the focal points. The Egyptian funerary art was not constructed to be appealing, it was formed for a purpose or use for the owner. The art connected the people with their Gods. Because of the Egyptians strong beliefs in the fact that life continues after death, it shows in their art that is there for a purpose. The tomb walls were decorated with scenes of daily life objects and events such as food production, for example; in the tomb of Ankhtify there is a fishing scene (refer to appendix 4). The art depicts a man fishing, this is implying that the man specified in this occupation. Hence, it is evident that In Egyptian funerary art almost everything had an explicit or direct religious connection or…show more content…
These funerary practices have proven to reflect the daily aspects of the ancient Egyptian culture. Funerary art has contributed towards contemporary understandings of Ancient Egyptian culture. Funerary art is a material aspect, it can be used to determine non material and material beliefs. Analysing the ancient Egyptian funerary practices has provided an immense amount of information leading to the understanding of their
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