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Comparing The Ka Statue And Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

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Egyptian art is known widely for its hieroglyphics in temples/tombs as well as having a wide range of statues representing a spiritual future, while the Chinese stick to tradition sculptures, this includes but is not limited to small figures like a person, animal or an unlikely looking figure. Egyptian art is known to be descriptive each piece of art work is telling a story. Comparing the Ka statue from ancient Egypt dating back to Hor I/Autubre 13th Dynasty and the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue dated 8th–early 9th century from Southern Thailand. I will discuss the iconography of each and compare two major themes of each object the Ka statue and Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. I intend to show the relationship religion has had over these two different periods in time and how over years not much has changed as faith and belief are strong when it comes to statues.
There are many representations of Ka statues in Ancient Egyptian this Ka Statue is said to be inspired after King Hor 1/ Au-ib-Re. Found in Dahshour, currently located in the Egyptian Museum. The name “Ka” in Ancient Egypt refers to the believed that every person has three souls: ka, Ba, and Akh. On the left (figure 1) is a wooden structure called “Ka” this statue is carved from wood all around as well as stone on the platform holding the statue up. The Ka statue was intended to provide a resting place for the ka (life-force or spirit). For ancient Egyptians, religion was a very important part of life and
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