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Art questions

Question 1

These two statues compare to a great deal in that both of them are ancient. Statue of Nenkheftka is also known as the painted limestone and it was curved 2400 B.C. This was during the old kingdom of Egypt and therefor it is considered one of the oldest forms of art. It is made of limestone and it has the art properties of ancient Egypt. It is 134 centimeters tall. It is from the town of Deshasha and it was found in serdab of the tomb of Nenjeftka who was a leader in the fifth dynasty of Egypt. The other art represents vividly the humanism art in that during this period which was 14th -16th century people wanted to pursue only what pleased to them and they began focusing their ideals mainly on the human body and not on the spiritual and non-quantifiable parts of themselves. The nudity expresses the sexual energy and fertility during this period and it was expressed so after a long period of being ruled by the church and the church dictating almost everything and now people were free to express everything they felt. These two types of art represent different forms of cultures and they both show who the people are in whom they represent.


Breasted, J. H. (1897). Exploration and Discovery. The Biblical World (1893-1920), 10(6), 483.

Question 2

The two arts compared are both from Greeks. The first black art is a representation of adolescent David who is the ancestor of Christ. The art work is referred to as Museo Nazionale de Bargello. It is a bronze statue cast by Donatello. Even though the statue portrays David there is no where in the bible whereby David is seen to have stripped his clothes and therefore this comes to a representation of the Greek culture at that time. It represents the archaic Greek culture rather than the medieval period. The other statue which seems like made out of marble and white in color represents the Greek Classical period. It is also naked and it shows the ideal Greek culture however this time during the medieval period.


Testa, J. (2021). The Museo Nazionale del Bargello. In An Art Lover’s Guide to Florence (pp. 223-234). Cornell University Press.

Question 3

Herein the dying paul and eros sleeping are represented. Dying paul is a statue made out of marble and it is currently in roman museums. It is seen to be part of a bigger sculpture which has been lost for a long time. It has also been see as The Dying Gladiator, however in the 19th century it was renamed as a Galatian or dying paul. It was created during the Hellenistic period of 323-31 BC. The sleeping eros is seen as a very special kind of art which represents a real talent during the Hellenistic period when the Greek art spread out of Greek because of the great conquest of alexander. It is made of bronze and it is perceived as to have been displayed in private places in Greece. Currently it is at the metropolitan art museum.


Chinnery, G. R. (1810). ON THE STATUE OF THE DYING GLADIATOR. The Ladies’ museum, 9, 350-351.

Question 4


This is an oval Amphitheatre which is considered the oldest and the largest Amphitheatre in the whole world from its time up to the present time. It was completed in 80 A.D. construction was done on it under three emperors and these were Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. These three emperors under whom the colosseum was built and they were patrons are known as Flavian dynasty and therefore the Amphitheatre was referred to as the Flavian Amphitheatre. It was built on tuff, travertine limestone, and brick-faced concrete. It could hold between 50,000 to 80,000 people at a time. It was used for gladiator contests, executions, animal hunting and dramas based on roman mythology. It has a special significance to the catholic church since at some point it was used as a shrine.


Welch, K. E. (2007). The Roman amphitheatre: from its origins to the Colosseum. Cambridge University Press.