Memi And Sabu And The Seated Statue Of Gudea

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The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu and The Seated Statue of Gudea are two historic statues dating back 2000 years B.C. that have been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The subjects represented in both statues display a strength in human relationships. They also both bear emotional and physical similarities. Memi and Sabu and Gudea also have many differing characteristics such as their medium and historical value. This essay will further describe the similarities and differences between The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu and The Seated Statue of Gudea. The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu is constructed of limestone. Limestone is an organic sedimentary rock composed of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral and mollusks. It is very common and is still frequently used in architecture and art. It is long lasting and stands up well to exposure. Landmarks such as the Great Pyramids were constructed of limestone (Cassar, 2010). The seated Statue of Gudea is sculpted of diorite. Diorite is the traditional base material in the construction of roads and parking areas. It is considered difficult to sculpt with because of its hardness and variable composition. For those reasons, it is not a stone often used by sculptors nowadays. It was popular among ancient sculptors of the Middle East (Diorite, n.d.). The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu and The Seated Statue of Gudea are similar in size but still relatively small in size.

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