Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style


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Why did much of the artwork in Ancient Egyptian tombs survive?

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1. What did the pictures and symbols in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics represent?

2. How are people and animals often portrayed in Ancient Egyptian art?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Ancient Egyptian sculpture, painting and pottery offers a visual account of Egyptian life and culture and a key to understanding how Egyptians viewed life, death and the afterlife. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the role of art in ancient Egypt, common styles and themes and how art from different time periods reflects the political stability and economy of different eras in Egyptian history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Materials used for Egyptian sculpture
  • The function of art in Egyptian tombs
  • Hieroglyphics and their role in art
  • Key eras in Egyptian history and art
  • The relationship between art and political and historical events

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding features of Egyptian sculpture, painting and pottery
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of ancient Egyptian art to answer questions about Egyptian culture and social structure
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Egyptian vision of the afterlife to explain themes depicted in Egyptian art

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the history and features of ancient Egyptian art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the representation of the gods in Egyptian art
  • Define different periods in Egyptian history
  • Explain different poses found in Egyptian art
  • Explain different materials used in Egyptian art
  • Explain the role of art in ancient Egyptian culture