Originality and effect in the art of plant ornamentation between Iraq and ancient Egypt. - comparative study-
AbstractMesopotamia is the cradle of civilization inhabited by humans since ancient ages People there learned all kinds of acknowledge among which various works of arts. They acquired good experience in ornamentation especially those concerned with trees and plants. The geographic isolation of Egypt, on the other hand, did not prevent it from being in contact with other civilization of the ancient. Near East.
The relationship with ancient Mesopotamia was much more effective. Egypt was affected at that period by ancient Iraqi civilization, and Egyptians could not find any problem to lend and use it. Who looks at the ornamentations could find and feel the Iraqi and Egyptians artists’ elements of plants and trees of which the surrounding nature is rich of. They applied the elements of their artistic works. it is well known that nature is rich of plants as there are different flowers, fruits, herbs and trees. Therefore, this environment became an inspiration for both Iraqi and Egyptian artists. The discovered artistic sights are the basic source of our information for studying the subject of plants ornaments. it shows their features and effects according to the development especially the subjects of originality and effect in the art of plant ornamentation in both ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.
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