This is a wall painting of Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramses the Great.
Egyptian art was first used in 3000 B.C. A form of art that was commonly used by the Egyptians was wall paintings. These wall paintings were found on tomb walls of rich and powerful people. The paintings were believed to help the person in the after life. The paintings would show the person passing in the afterlife happily. In one painting, a man is hunting and along side him are his wife and kids.
A wall painting that shows an Ancient Egyptian burial scene.
Sowing and Plowing in the Fields. Egyptian wall painting.
Egyptians also built reliefs. Reliefs are sculptures that are part of a wall. Egyptians carved reliefs into the walls of temples and tombs and then the Egyptians would sometimes paint them.
A wooden relief of the Egyptian physician, Hesire.
Egyptian wall art mainly used the colors blue, black, red, green, and gold. Most of the art was religious and featured Pharaohs, Pharaohs were often seen as gods. A lot of the paintings have lasted throughout thousands of years due to the dry climate of Egypt.