Menkaure is presented as a very strong and mighty king with a loyal wife. However, Akhenaten is portrayed as a very feminine looking male, with ornate clothing and accessory choices. He does not represent the muscular and fit kings that have been present through earlier pieces of art. Akhenaten is very decorated while Menkaure is extremely
Certainly, this relief strikes an interesting contrast to the relief of Akhenaten. When comparing the statues of Akhenaten and Thutmosis III, the complete abandon of traditional elements of composition in the statue of Akhenaten next to the rigid, conventional structure of Thutmosis is so completely disparate that it is difficult to believe the two are from the same culture. The clothing and stately garments are, of course, obviously different. The attire of these two pharaohs is not what is of greatest interest here; rather, the portrayal of these two kings’ bodies is what really captures the
It is not easy to recognize women’s face in this item hidden under the royal beard and head cloths. Only after looking carefully, I was attracted by her handsome facial lines with its petite lips and ideal nose. Massive with muscles lion’s body combined with woman’s face make you read in her eyes first “I am powerful” and only after time “ But I am a woman”. Why this item was broken into many fragments and was hidden?
Through this work, he was trying to express to his people with Naram-Sin at the helm of the monarchy that there was no possible way that they could ever be defeated or taken over. This piece was used to convey the trust and hope that the people should’ve had in their ruler, this sculpture expressed the great supremacy of Naram-Sin and the discipline of the Akkadians beneath him. He was resilient enough to conquer these barbaric and chaotic people and this showed his fierceness to the Akkadians. With this defeat, it is believed that he subjected them to life as slaves and placed them beneath society just as they were displayed placed beneath him in the relief
1.The name for the Egyptian art piece is named Menkaure and a Queen and is measured at 4 feet 8 inches high and located at Museum of Fine Arts,Boston. Its medium is Greywacke previously supplemented with some red/black paint. http://arthistoryresources.net/menkaure/menkauredescription.html The title of the Grecian art piece is Metropolitan Kouros and is measured at 6 ft. high and located Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
The small biography on this powerful woman in the Prentice Hall Textbook also states that “[because] Egyptians thought of their rulers as male, she wore a false beard as a sign of authority”. Moreover, she was a very fair and level-headed Queen as well as sentimental and respectful. To prove this theory, it was recorded that she constructed “a
The group is painted as if she was the true center of the art work. She is wearing the brightest color in the painting. This makes her the second focal point in the painting. This raises the question who is this woman? Is she an angle that is sent down by god to give the message to Noah? Is she the wife of Noah?
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.
Introduction This paper will analyze and compare the Egyptian Standing Figure of Osiris with Egyptian Mummy Coffin of Pedusiri, visual elements of Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture works from the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. By comparing and contrasting these two works, we will be able to see the salient parts of each of them more clearly and can better understand the relationship between their periods, cultures, or artists. This comparison will also reveal how these two cultures view the human anatomy and human spirit in different ways.
Isis was another goddess that the ancient Egyptians believed in. She was the patron of health, marriage, magic, commoners, nature, and wisdom to the ancient Egyptians. Her affiliation with these aspects of life, especially magic and health, made Isis pivotal to the ancient Egyptian religion and the ancient Egyptian culture. Isis is described as a woman who adorns a headdress shaped like a throne who holds a Ankh in her hand. An Ankh is an object which resembles a cross but having a loop at the top.
In both sculptures the hair is deeply carved and is a vivid feature of the busts. The detail of realism in David’s left hand we can see his veins on his hands when he is holding the slingshot and his ribs near the chest. In the bust of Commodus we can see the similar detail of his hands especially the joints above the knuckle area and how realistic it looks when he’s holding the apples and Hercules club on his. In both busts chest, arms and face are sooth. In both busts these sculptures have the portrait of emperor Commodus and the small town hero David as musculant where as in real life they weren’t this is done because Romans believed that the god made us humans and by showing David and Commodus as being musculant hey are portraying them as gods and God were portrayed to be musculant and strong.
2), an icon type present in and around Egypt as early as the eighth century BCE. This type portrays the mother goddess nursing her divine son Horus from her left breast. This example from the ruins of Karanis represents the type of devotional image an Isis cult worshiper would have used for private meditation, as it is a wall mural found in a person’s home. Isis was particularly popular among young women as a protector of girls and women and a role model of how they should live their lives. In this example, deviating a bit from the usual, Horus does not nurse from the breast Isis offers, but instead gestures to his mouth, referencing his role in opening the mouths of the dead for passage of the soul.
Since having two faces isn’t common, it, in combination with the hair, becomes the focal point of the sculpture. The scale of this sculpture is miniature reaching only 9.5 cm. The small size of the sculpture makes the intricacy of the sculpture all the more
There are different styles of sculptures (art) first style to appear is the archaic style, Sculptures of human figures started appearing in Ancient Greece they called this period the Archaic period, and they were inspired from Egypt’s techniques but the Greeks adapted their own style and taste into their sculptures. The Greeks used mainly two materials to sculpt which is marble and bronze by the lost wax process. One of the first sculptures to appear was the New York Kouros it was cut out of pure marble and showing the spaces between the legs of the sculpture. In the archaic period, sculptures of females were called Korai the sculptures mainly show who serve Athena (The Greek