November 17, 2011

Cartouches

Grade Six is learning about ancient Egypt in Humanities and Art.  In Art, they are making their own cartouches on "papyrus paper".  Papyrus paper is made from meshed layers of very thin strips of reeds. 

 In any Egyptian hieroglyphics or artwork, a cartouche is a symbol to represent royalty.  A ruler's name would be written within the cartouche.


The "royal" students painted 18in x 12in paper to look like papyrus.  Currently, they are painting their cartouches with gold paint and adding details with sharpies.



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