Comparing The Greek And Egyptian Periods

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During my visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I observed and noticed numerous intriguing works of sculpture, artifacts and paintings. The two works of art I chose to do for my report were “Anonymous Official” (13th dynasty, Egypt 1783 B.C.), and the "Head from a Herm" (Greek, (first quarter of the 5th century). I picked these two specific artworks due to their facial expressions and portrayal. How the human face is portrayed and sculpted through different centuries creates a magnificent approach to understanding how people were seen in these particular time periods. We can compare the two unique works of art, from two diverse time periods, and look into the similarities and differences that were produced. The Greek and Egyptian time…show more content…
As for what I had been told visiting the Metropolitan Museum, a sculpture next to the “Anonymous Official”, was indistinguishable to the first that was assumed to be a relative of the man, in fact they were discovered together and they looked fundamentally the same. The Egyptians were a exceptionally isolated culture. They didn 't care for foreigns to enter onto their homeland. The Egyptian rule was separated into three subdivisions of time. The first being the Old Kingdom (3000-2155 B.C.), then by the Middle Kingdom (2134-1785 B.C.), and lastly ending with the New Kingdom (1500-1162 B.C.). The sculpture of the “Anonymous Official" was made in the Middle Kingdom time period. Amid the time of Egyptian govern a Pharaoh was thought to be the most elevated level that a man could reach. The belief the Egyptians had, of Pharaoh, was reflected in their specialty of art. Figures and sculptures of Pharaoh were flawlessly perfect figures (as for how they actual portrayed him; perfect). The figures had wide and throughly expressive eyes, which were thought to be “blessed and holy”. The figure "Head from a Herm" is accepted to be portrayed from the Greek god, Hermes. The head is likewise accepted to have originate from some kind of a Greek sphinx. The face structure of this figure is exceptionally characterized. The figure has hair, which is by all accounts the style of that time period. The way the
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