Egyptian Art
Cod: 31370
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: History
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

The analysis of the various points established in the program will allow for a deep characterization of each Egyptian artistic production, as well as their respective structural elements. At the same time, we will try to articulate and relate those characteristics with the natural, political, social, economic, cultural and mental conditions of the Egyptian civilization.

The study of the various Egyptian artistic manifestations included in the program will help frame the Egyptian artistic production as a step in the “artistic and mental walk of Humanity”.

Art, Culture, Heritage

• Systematization of scientific knowledge concerning the art of Ancient Egypt;

• Characterization of the main artistic productions of ancient Egypt;
• Ability to articulate and relate Egyptian artistic manifestations and productions with the natural, political, social, economic, cultural and mental characteristics of Egyptian civilization;
• Ability to frame Egyptian artistic production as a phase of the \"artistic and mental journey of Humanity\".



I. Structuring elements of Egyptian art
II. The architecture
III. The sculpture
IV. The painting
V. The ceramics
VI. The jewelery
VII. The furniture


SALES, J. das C. (2007c). A pintura egípcia – entre convenções de representação e princípios de expressão gráfica: uma arte intelectual. Arte Pré-Clássica. Colóquio comemorativo dos Vinte Anos do Instituto Oriental da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa: Instituto Oriental da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, pp. 175-195;

______ (2013). Viver na Cidade. Hapi, (1), pp. 57-85;

______ (2014). A Concepção Antropológica Egípcia: Da Vida no Aquém à Existência no Além. Gaudium Sciendi, (6), pp. 131-164;

______ (2014). As colunas egípcias. Hapi, (2), pp. 107-131;

______ (2015b). Corpo e tempo – as imagens idealizadas da arte egípcia. digitAR – Revista Digital de Arqueologia, Arquitectura e Artes, (2), pp. 168-185;

______ (2015c). O mobiliário egípcio: a tecnologia da madeira. Hapi, (3), pp. 91-113;

______(2015e).   Fortaleza  de  Buhen.  Um  Ponto  Estratégico  para  o  Egipto  do Império  Médio. Gaudium Sciendi, (8), pp. 73-97.


Online learning with continuous supervision favoring asynchronous communication (Moodle platform).
Each topic of the program ensures, through the realization of several activities (reading and thinking, observing appropriate visual elements, formative activities, discussion and clarification of doubts), the acquisition and consolidation of the relevant knowledge needed to reach the activity’s specific objectives.

The work is developed with resource to relevant bibliography and images, to guarantee that the students become more familiar with the identification, characterization and systematization of each Egyptian artistic manifestation.

The formative activities are practical, with the students facing situations that allow them to activate and reflect critically on the contents present in the bibliographic and iconographic resources consulted.

In the same way, e-folios attempt to assess the ability of the students to apply the general and specific knowledge learnt in the treatment of the programmatic contents addressed. In turn, the questions in the exam or p-folio are equally designed to address the theoretical and practical command of the topics considered.

By considering both the theoretical and practical dimension, the student is expected to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge and basic competences to support scientifically sustained conclusions about ancient Egyptian art in its different dimensions and expressions.

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).