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hesire relief

Egyptian artists combined
frontal and profile
views to give a precise
picture of the parts of the
human body, as opposed
to depicting how an individual
body appears from
a specific viewpoint

Hesire, relief from
his tomb at Saqqara,
Egypt, dynasty III,
ca. 2650 bce. Wood,
3′ 9″ high. Egyptian
Museum, Cairo.

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