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Museum – Unknown Egyptian Monarch

Museum — Unknown Egyptian Monarch. (Fuji Neopan 1600. Nikon F100. Noritsu Koki.)

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5 responses

  1. Ah, you made my day. As you can see, the nose was deliberately hacked off the statue. This was probably done by Coptic Christians in the first half of the first millennium. As Christianity spread among the Egyptians, the power of the old gods had to be suppressed. Defacing a statue was a way of diminishing the God-Pharaoh’s power in the afterlife.
    I love Egyptian artwork and this looks like something post-New Kingdom although I often get the period artwork confused with early Middle Kingdom works.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM

  2. The texture came out great in the picture. I absolutely love it! The angle and composition support the subject matter very well and emphasis how it is a statue.

    January 16, 2010 at 6:21 PM

  3. philipglassphoto

    It would be neat to know who this was . . .

    January 17, 2010 at 2:55 AM

  4. Great lighting. The strong shadows under the lip and around the eyes really make the statue look cold and inanimate. Did you use a flash or is that all ambient lighting?

    January 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    • No flash. There was glass around this piece, so flash would have been tough. Good thing I had some fast film. 🙂

      February 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM

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