Ancient Egyptian Art And Art

1655 Words Dec 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
Ancient Egyptian sculpture was influential for the time and as well as today through many methods including various sculpture and pottery ranging from colossal obelisks to tiny pieces of pottery. Egyptian developments in sculpture and pottery show aspects of religion, the spreading of their culture, and advanced design. Egyptian sculptures was influenced by their religion through many methods. One of these methods were the obelisks, there happened to be specific rules for them as they were after all designed for the kings or queens of that time. According to Encyclopedia britannica an obelisk has“All four sides of the obelisk’s shaft are embellished with hieroglyphs that characteristically include religious dedications, usually to the sun god, and commemorations of the rulers.”-("Obelisk"). The obelisk was one of the main forms that the people connected with their gods and the amazing craftsmanship that went into the design of the statue. Also, as the pharaohs were classified as “gods among men”, the sculptures dedicated to them were believed to hold special power towards those pharaohs, especially during the time of the Old Kingdom. “Throughout Egyptian history, the statuary of royals has had a firm funerary grounding. This is definitely true for the Old Kingdom, as it was still strongly believed the statute could hold divine power”-("Royal Statuary through Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt") This also shows the worship around objects being that there was a possibility of…
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