Funerals are some of the most difficult activities for most individuals to experience, especially when they involve the death of a loved one. Over the years, there has grown a common and yet distinct American custom when it comes to how funerals are perceived and conducted (James 348). However, most Americans still hold unto the traditional funerals as opposed to modern ones. Unfortunately, the American funeral customs put a lot of more emphasis on some activities that turn out to be very costly. Worst of all, the economic burden that this traditions put on the bereaved families is even more detrimental.
My artifact is a necklace and it’s so unique and important to me because it has my name on it. And it’s so beautiful, in the middle there is my name with Arabic letters it’s so old so I don’t wear it any more but it still my favorite on of all. I allow keep it in a small box in my bed room near to me so that nobody will play or touch it. I get it when I was 11 years old from a special people in a special event. It from my family they give it to me as a present when I pass my sixth grad, I was so happy that day and until now every time I look at it I remember how hard I worked to pass that school year. It also my first necklace in my life I keep it until now because I love my family. When I feel upset or depressed I tack it out and keep
Starting from the front top of the coffin, it has a sculpted head showing the face of the Pharaoh. It is covered in gold leaf to represent the color of the skin glowing in the sun. On top of the head is a headdress of wings and dung beetle in the center. The dung beetle placed in two places and both are to represent reviving Meret-it-es. Going below the neck is a picture of Meret-ie-es on the right dress in white asking the god to be let into the afterlife. Underneath the picture, it shows detailed patterns I believe to represent jewelry she would have worn. Moving down the body, another set of wings and a dung beetle are placed near her heart. The dung beetle is holding a circle which I believe is to represent the heart of reviving her. Next is a woman with her wings open. Rosalie mentioned that the woman would close her wings at night and open them to wake up Meret-it-es. Across the pelvis shows a dead Meret-it-es with two women on each side mourning for her. Underneath that is Thoth, god of wisdom and writing. He is using an instrument to write that her spirit may enter the next world. Towards the bottom of her feet is hieroglyphs and a man on a boat with papyrus flowers. Unfortunately, I don’t know what the hieroglyphs; however, the boat represents the man taking her to the
The artifact I brought is a photograph of my sister and I at the Taquitz Falls, in Palm Springs California. This picture represents a successful hike that brought many tribulations my mom, sister Kailli, and I had to overcome during our adventure into the blazing desert.
My second precious possession is my Nanny’s (grandmother) wedding ring. I would take her wedding ring with me because it is the only thing I have from her since she passed away two years ago. My nanny was one of the best people I knew and I miss her everyday, I wish there was a way to be able to see her again but there isn’t and that is really hard on me. Wearing this ring would remind me of her strength, faith, and humbleness that she portrayed during her battle with cancer, and it would be a constant reminder that no matter what happens to me I can get through it. This possession would be one of the hardest things for me to leave
Merriam-Webster defines the word artifact as something created by human usually for a practical purpose: an object remaining from a particular period. In my family, there aren’t a lot of artifacts, but we do have a special artifact that means a lot to my mom’s side of the family. Similar to the way Brazilians celebrate Brazilian Carnival, in New Orleans, we celebrate Mardi Gras. Celebrating Mardi Gras is my family tradition. But my mom and I haven’t been in years due to school complications and other commitments. Every year when my mom and I miss Mardi Gras we go to the basement and find different Mardi Gras beads, and where them all day.
Choosing an artifact for the box was an easy decision. I chose to put a picture of my dog, Chocolate, because he is very important to me. He is a two year old Schnoodle (half Schnauzer half Poodle) who we rescued from the animal shelter. It will be exciting to look back at what he looked like as a puppy. The artifact portrays me well since I love my dog and he is a big part of my life. It shares
I decided to add this short video that I found from the college library showing snippets of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral. I thought this to be most appropriate in a museum thread that's dedicated to honoring such a great President. Furthermore, It's amazing to be able to see back into history through video. If you decide to watch it, I suggest taking a good look at the surroundings such as the cars and apparel of the
The purpose of such votive statuary placed in temples was to urge the donors might to remain in a state of everlasting prayer. For example, The relief scene beneath Ur-Ningirsu’s bare feet, of kneeling men bearing full baskets, may represent bearers of ritual offerings.
We, as humans, often get involved only with the issues that affect us or our environment. Furthermore, sometimes we do not see what is happening around us that affects the rest of the society. The article “Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals” by Christopher Ingraham discusses the fact that in West Virginia, the amount of deaths caused (mostly) by overdose has increased so much in recent years that their indigent burial program has ran out of funds to cover funerals for people that do not have the funds to pay for
Depicted in tomb and temple drawings are scenes of everyday living, models of people and animals, glass figures and containers, and jewelry made from gold and semi-precious
The viewer will first notice the solid base shaped like a mother’s apron with two, apron-like tassels extending upward from each side. The base also is reminiscent of a large tree trunk and the texture gives the viewer the impression of a rough and heavy bark, just as a mother has a rough exterior while maintaining a soft interior when dealing with a child. Entangled in one, apron-like tassel, on the right side of the sculpture, the
Surprisingly enough if I did not read the caption on what this was, I literally would have thought that this was some type of ceremonial earn of sorts. It is said to be from the Praenestine era between 350 to 325 B.C. It is the Museum's largest engraved Chester comma it is in a cylinder shape with three figures on the top and it is exquisitely decorated. The detail is captivating. I sat for about fifteen to twenty minutes trying to decipher the artistry and imagine how long it took to engrave something so beautiful thousands of years ago. The vividness of what looks to be tapestry like engraving around the cylinder and on the tops looked effortless. The story I read depicted that of the Trojan War from Homer's Iliad. Friezes (the engravings) as they refer to seemed life like and can be distinguished extremely easily. At the base the cylinder or 3 engraved legs the legs look like the talons of a bird with would seem to be some type of head at the top of the leg. There are decorative chains intertwined addressing the center of the cylinder connected with protruding latches. On the top or two wing it fairies perhaps offering up with seems to be a prisoner as also depicted in the grave Engravings underneath it. Is amazing how something so elaborate was meant to hold human waste witches shows the significance of the piece and still makes it that much