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Word & Image: Hieroglyphics

Religion Language & Music


Dr. Bennett
Cristina Gonzalez
About
 Ancient Egypt
 2884-500BC
 Hieros: ‘sacred’ ‘of
the gods’
 Glyph: ‘to carve, to
write’
 604 Symbols
 Several Directions R-
L
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Philae_Temple_Egypt_Goddess_Isis_As_Ang
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About 2
 No vowels, just
consonants
 No form of punctuation
or spacing.
 Eye pleasing layout
General Uses

 Ideogram Man=Man
 Phonogram Owl=m
 Determinative Eye=Sight
 Phonogram>>Alphabet

http://www.50birds.com/images/bibarnowlegypt.jpg
http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/scc/icsf/library/fanzines/whjc/eye.gif
Word vs Image
 Image
 Design importance
 Symbolic value
 Religious use vs
Daily transcription
 Continued popularity
of hieroglyphics in
popular culture
The end

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