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Can you please help me with this discussion: tell us about faience - the material of the hippo.


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The following sites have information about the hippopotomi of ancient Egypt, made of faience.They give interesting cultural background info:

Info about that one hippo in particular:

About modern faience and the ancient Egyptian process:
The relevant parts of this site on the ancient faience process (K. Kris Hirst, author) are pasted below for you:

Ancient Faience
Ancient faience, on the other hand, is a completely manufactured material created perhaps to imitate the bright colors and gloss of hard-to-get gems and precious stones. It was used in jewelry throughout Egypt and the Near East beginning about 5500 years ago. Forms of faience are found throughout the Bronze Age Mediterranean, and faience objects have been recovered from archaeological sites of the ...

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A discussion and reference sites for the faience process of creating the Egyptian hippos are provided.

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Collections of Ancient Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Louvre Museum
The Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery
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From the gallery websites listed above, and available through the Course Materials List, select two works of art from any ancient culture. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues. Explain how the works of art fit into the context of the time period. Keep in mind that only art works that fit into the period of Ancient Art (created between 30,000 BCE- 500 CE) will be accepted.

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Please submit the final paper with the URLs for the art work you chose.

Objective: Discuss principles of design and formal elements of art.
Discuss works of art in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between art and history.
Demonstrate an understanding of visual literacy.
Apply critical thinking skills to the content of the course.

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