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Egyptian Art-Art History Lesson Plans and Ideas

Updated on July 28, 2015

Egyptian Art - Art History Plans and Ideas

I am creating this lens to gather links and images for a study of Ancient Egyptian Art. It will correspond to the study of ancient art on Harmony Fine Arts art and music appreciation program.

Please feel free to use the links to learn more about Ancient Egyptian Art. There are some suggested books to read and a terrific Ancient Egyptian drawing book that my son loves!

Our plan is to view, discuss, sketch, and then make entries for our art notebooks.

Fowling Scene

1400 BC

painted plaster wall 31cm

British Museum, London


Egyptian Museum of Berlin

Canopic Jars

Canopic jars. One of Horus's four sons was represented on the lid of each jar.

Hapshepsut With Offering Jars

Hatshepsut Wearing the White Crown, Early 18th Dynasty, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III (1479-1458 B.C.). Granite. H. 285 cm (9 ft. 4 in.), W 78 cm (31 1/8 in.), D 142 cm (55 7/8 in.). Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.3.1). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Great Sphinx

King Tut Death Mask

Death Mask of Tutankhamon, c. 1330 BCE

Temple of Ramses

Temple of Ramses II, 1290-1224 BCE

Sacred Cat

Coffin for a Sacred Cat, 304-30 BCE

Looking for art plans to study more Ancient Art?

I have written plans to study more ancient art: prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman. These plans are offered through Harmony Fine Arts and are in ebook format. They are written for middle school age children but my high school age son is also getting lots of great experience out of using them in his homeschooling. Email me if you have any questions about the plans and if they would be a good fit for your family.

Egyptian Art-Book Used in Harmony Fine Arts - Grade Five

Ancient Egyptian Art (Art In History)
Ancient Egyptian Art (Art In History)

This book is the basis for studying Ancient Egyptian art in Harmony Fine Arts. I recommend it because it not only has loads of information, it also has great illustrations and activities. I use this book in my fifth grade plan but it could easily be shared with children older or younger.


My New Favorite Egyptian Art Book

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book (Ralph Masiello's Drawing Books)
Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book (Ralph Masiello's Drawing Books)

This colorful, well-illustrated how to draw book is a must for young artists studying the Ancient Egyptian time period. It is much more than a drawing book and will inspire hours of art in your family.


From the Ancient Egyptian Drawing Book

From the Ancient Egyptian Drawing Book
From the Ancient Egyptian Drawing Book

Egyptian Gallery - The Met in NYC

Egyptian Gallery - The Met in NYC
Egyptian Gallery - The Met in NYC

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Art Museum

Take a glimpse into the treasures you will see at this fascinating museum Our family has been here four times and each time we learn something new about ancient Egyptian art. Take a look for your self.

Egypt Coloring Book Project

Egypt Coloring Book Project
Egypt Coloring Book Project

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    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love the beautiful images.

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      chloemiriam lm 5 years ago

      The Nebamun tomb paintings have to be some of the most amazing art works I've ever seen, I just love them!

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! It'll be very helpful with our Ancient Egypt unit!

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      LesleyOC 5 years ago

      I hadn't thought to look for home education materials on squidoo, but clearly I was wrong. This lens is so useful, and has given me ideas to create some of my own based on the things my daughter and I learn together. She is fascinated by the ancient world and so will really enjoy this!

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      CorellaCockatoo 5 years ago

      This is a great lens. The resources really compliment the classical homeschooling curriculum I plan to use with my son. Thanks for putting it together!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      if there is a heaven on earth then it is in egypt

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thank you for this useful article..............

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Being a homeschool family, we were able to take a field trip to Egypt several years ago when we were studying ancient history. It was a great learning experience and it helped my kids to connect with what they had studied.

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      deckdesign 5 years ago

      Very nice photos. There's something special about Egyption art and structures that they build.

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      Egypt is one of the most fascinating places on earth.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I visited the Tutankhamun display when it was on tour. It was amazing. Someday I would like to travel to Egypt. Thank you for giving us a glimpse.

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      barts2011 6 years ago

      thank you useful article

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      Kathryn002 6 years ago

      I'm studying Egypt for my art project and it's interesting to learn about the techniques used them in comparison to our modern art materials. This lens was really useful to me, thank you. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is such a lovely lens which brings all the images of Egyptian era more vividly and live, especially the images.

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      WebIsFun 6 years ago

      Been to the Tutankhamun display - it was wonderful

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Lovely! I took my kids when they where small to the first US Tutankhamun Exhibit in San was overwhelming cause of all the people, hard to see things.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Lots of cool stuff! Thanks.

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      I have always been fascinated by art the older the better. This is a nice collection of Egyptian art.

      Nice job,

      Robin :)

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      We are studying Ancient Egypt and made hieroglyphic potato stamps today. What fun! We used this lens to inspire us (colors and style). We also have the Ancient Egyptian Art book. It's a great introduction and is full of images. Highly recommended.

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      _Gem_ 7 years ago

      Thanks, Barb, for the great art selections. We are reading the adventure novel "The Red Pyramid" and pursuing Egyptology for a bit - these illustrations are wonderful.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I enjoyed looking at your Egyptian art selections today. Thank you for the neat lens! I enjoy reading about Egypt and also looking at ancient Egyptian art. I enjoyed the cat mummy a lot too.