Think of one memorable thing about Ancient Egypt. No, not the pyramids, or the Sphynx, or mummies….HIEROGLYPHS! Hieroglyphics are the best example I can think of for Egypt’s decorative arts. Not only did they cover almost every square inch of important architecture, such as temples and columns, but they were also a form of vocabulary among the people. The pictures painting alongside them told of religious stories, stories of battle, stories of everyday life.
Egyptians also had a fancy for making sculptures out of pottery, combining elements for art pieces, carving stone into the shapes of the gods for protection, and showing off their artistry through the making of sarcophagus. Below are photos of a ceremonial sculpture for Horus (sky god) and of King Tut’s sarcophagus.