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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Sculpture


Sculpture

The richness of Egyptian sculpture is truly appreciated through the knowledge of its significance . Egyptian sculpture was purely religious in function. Designed to perpetuate certain desired situations for eternity, sculpture was primarily situated within the boundaries of either a temple or a tomb. An Egyptian statue, for example, underwent several ritualistic performances, after which it was truly ready to 'possess life' . Despite of the apparent rigidity of Egyptian art, and the clear inclination towards idealism a careful study would show a definite development through the decades. These developments however, evolved within the same artistic framework that was laid at the dawn of Egyptian civilization. Egyptian art indeed offers great attractions, all of which are so vividly displayed that one cannot help but notice its outstanding beauty.


Head of Diety

King Khasekhemwy

Hetepdief

Reserve Head

A Triad of MenKaure

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