King Neferhotep: Three Roles That Have Divine Natures?
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The art work I picked is, King Neferhotep, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13, 1750 BC, Abydos. He was the King from Ancient Egypt he was known for having divine natures, so many though he was related to gods. It was evaluated by the Ancient Egyptians, that the king was the son of a god, therefore the king had divine natures. The duty of a god was to maintain the universe under control. He had about three roles as a king: being like a priest, being commander, and being supreme justice. The Ancient Egypt rituals were all passed by him, fortunately he had the help of assistants and advisors. If any female would be in the same position, as being divine, she would become king. From what I’ve learned they would use the same clothing as a male king.
In comparison,…show more content… King Neferhotep is not in the center of the gallery, but the statue of King Tutankhamun, this statue mostly takes the attention of the whole gallery because of its immense size. King Neferhotep is far back in the gallery, he is not as big as King Tutankhamun, but King Neferhotep looked a bit more realistic to human size and also played an important role as a ruler.
King Neferhotep has more light compared to smaller objects in the gallery that I mentioned before lie brushes and vessels. I think King Neferhotep and King Tutankhamun have around the same amount of light. The mostly represents that they stand out more. Both kings look upright and with a strong character and personality.
From looking at the statue he seems very powerful, respected and obeyed by others. From what I read in the wall text he had a lot of followers that looked up to him and advised him when he needed it. As he was from a long a long time ago I can infer that he also had many servants and slaves, I’m sure that some people didn’t like him for that reason. Rulers from before didn’t see anything wrong with having. I think he needed to have both hard and soft power in order to be a good…show more content… He looks very much like a human. He represents power and leadership. In order for him to represent masculinity, he had to look high and mighty because he had the role of having divine natures. He is in the gallery where other figures of kings and gods of ancient Egypt are placed. Even though he is not the biggest figure in the gallery he still gets sufficient light to show he is significant. As I read in the description he had many helpers that served him, I infer that him being king, had the obligation to make big decisions. I think he is getting enough recognition at his gallery because he is from the same era as the other figures and objects. The colors and clothing made King Neferhotep be recognized as royal