Museum Essay

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Ancient Egyptian art demotes to the style of painting sculptures, crafts and architecture. In Egyptian art, symbolism was a massive part of their work. Each art work has a message behind it and every art piece symbolized something. Egyptian art forms are characterized by detailed interpretation of human beings, architecture and nature. Their sculpture progressed to represent the Ancient Egyptian tombs, pharaohs, the kings and queens in physical form. Massive statues were built to represent their gods and famous kings and queens. Egyptian art also represented the way they lived and who and what they believed in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has many fascinating art works of Ancient Egyptian art. A lot of the art work was similar to the work we have discussed about in class. It was very surprising to see how different visualizing the work face to face was from learning about it in class. I saw many diverse sculptures and works of arts from various different kinds of kingdoms. Some were from the old kingdom and some were from the new kingdom. What really caught my eye as I was looking around is from the new kingdom. It is the “Kneeling figure of Hatshepsut” Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose the third (ca. 1473-1458 B.C.) and was made out of red granite. Hatshepsut is the wife of Thutmose the second, and when her husband died she was declared the first women ruler of her time. The ‘Kneeling figure of Hatshepsut’ is originally from Hatshepsut’s temple at Dier el-Bahri. Looking at her sculpture you can see Hatshepsut kneeling down, keeping her shoulder straight and facing forward. She has both her hands rested on her thighs with pots in each hand. When observing the figure you can see that she is wearing a head dress, a kilt and as said a fake ceremonial beard. Her posture is different as well, you can see

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