The Differences Between Appearances Of Religious Leaders And Gods

1330 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Art classifies a civilization; it distinguishes the difference in culture made by sculpture, paintings, and tapestry. Today I have attended the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, to visualize art in Ancient times from different civilizations. By observing each civilization sculpture, I would distinguish the difference between appearances of religious leaders or gods. Thus, furthering information learns from History class and comparing it to the sculptures I 've chosen.

Egypt was a civilization where art depictions come mostly from their religion. Sculptures were the benefit of the divine or royal kings, queens, gods, goddesses and pharaohs due to the fact that they were worshiped and honored. The title of the art that I was interested in was the Seated statue of Amenemhat II. Dated in 1919-1885 BC. During the Middle Kingdom era, the third ruler of the 12th Dynasty Amenenhat II was a Pharaoh who had a peaceful reign, he led a Nubian expedition, and traded foreign gifts and items with former people who held supremacy before him.
Granodiorite created this colossus figure of Amenemhat II. Granodiorite is a plutonic rock containing quartz and granite. It was a solid figure, round face, showing no emotions. Amenemhat II was described to be wearing a noble head cloth and a pleated kilt that snagged around his waist. His well- developed the muscular body with broad shoulders and powerful knees. His breast was lifted, and his abdominal muscles were contracted. The sculpture was…

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