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Egyptian Art at the Louvre – 7

Pottery from the Naqada period, predating the pharaonic. These are some of the earliest evidence of human civilization found in Egypt, before it rose to magnificence as the pre-eminent empire of its age.
The patterns are simple, but the lines bold and confident. The two “ears” were threaded with ropes to hang the pots. It’s fascinating to me that spirals and wavy lines were almost universally the first patterns drawn by humankind.
Simpler patterns but etched into the clay. You can trace each movement of the artist’s hand as s/he moved the stylus over the still wet clay. It’s pieces like these that bring us in physical proximity to our long-gone ancestors; probably more vividly than the pyramids might!

About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


7 thoughts on “Egyptian Art at the Louvre – 7

  1. Lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 27/03/2019, 9:05 AM
  2. good art

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by riffatwajidblogs | 25/03/2019, 6:59 PM
  3. Your pottery post teaches us to appreciate these simple lines and patterns of the potteries. It is quite moving to think that we can trace each movement of the artist’s hand.
    “It’s pieces like these that bring us in physical proximity to our long-gone ancestors.” said it to the core…
    Thank you so much, Dr. Hb for another remarkable series.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 25/03/2019, 6:27 PM

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