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Compare and Contrast The two works of art which I have chosen are 1 Two Falcons and 2 Standing Hawk Standing Hawk was produced during the late Dynastic period 664 - 525 BCE Two Falcons was produced during the Ptolemaic period 305 - 30 BCE Both figures are examples of the Egyptian God Horus The name Horus comes from the Egyptian word Hor which translates as face We find him worshipped as Mekhenti-irry which translates as He who has on his brow Two Eyes the sun and moon representing his eyes On nights when there is no moon we find him worshipped as Mekhenti-en-irty He who on his brow has no eyes in this form he was considered the god of the blind Egypt Art The followers of Horus invaded Egypt in pre-dynastic history at this time he was viewed as a victorious warlord He became a part of the state religion and was associated with the sun god Ra Horus was so important to the state religion that Pharaohs were considered his human form and even took on the name Horus Pantheon Contextual Criticism - seeks the meaning by examining related information outside the artwork such as the artists life his or her culture social and political conditions and philosophies public and critical reactions to the work and so on These can all be researched and applied to the work in order to enhance perception and understanding This approach tends to view the artwork as an artifact generated from contextual needs conditions andor attitudes Sporre The first work of art Standing Hawk was produced during the late Dynastic period 664 - 525 BCE The piece measures H 77 W 51 D 22 cm and is made of clay Even though this piece was produced centuries ago the coloring is still alive and plentiful The piece still exhibits a green almost jade-like coloring The lines are quite exact and the figure does resemble a standing
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