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Egyptian art uses hierarchical proportion, whereby a figures size indicates its' relative importance. Gods and divine pharaohs are usually larger than other figures with the figures of high officials or the tomb owner are usually smaller -- with servants and entertainers, animals, trees, and architectural details being depected at the smallest scale. Symbolism is strong throughout Egyptian art and played an important role in establishing a sense of order. The pharaoh's regalia represented their power to maintain order. Animals, including the heavily depicted dogs and cats were also highly depicted symbolic figures in Egyptian art. Colors were expressive with blue or gold indicated divinity because of its unnatural appearance as well as its association with precious materials, and the use of black for royal figures depicting the fertility of the Nile from which Egypt was born. Mostly thought of for their monumental sculptures and tombs from Ancient Egypt many refined and delicate small works exist in much greater numbers. The Egyptians used the distinctive technique of sunk relief, which is well suited to very bright sunlight as it naturally contrasts. The distinctive pose of standing statues facing forward with one foot forward of the other was helpful for the balance and strength of piece' it was adopted very early and remained unchanged until the arrival of the Greeks. Seated statues were also very common. Lessor know are Ancient Egyptian paintings, but its' application on Papyrus for both writing and painting, though very delicate, giving the conditions of very dry Egypt some samples have survived today.

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