Ancient Egyptian Iconography
- Find and research one artifact that contains iconographic symbolism. Recall from Chapter 5 that iconography refers to symbolic representations. This is an excerpt from Chapter 5 defining iconography: At the simplest of levels, iconography is the containment of deeper meanings in simple representations. It makes use of symbolism to generate narrative, which in turn develops a work’s meaning.
- In a paragraph (at least 5 or 6 sentences), briefly describe what the artifact is and identify the iconographic imagery. What is being represented visually and what does it symbolize iconographically? (e.g., a depiction of a dove meant to symbolize peace)
- Include a link or a picture of the artifact.