GODS AND KINGS OF EGYPT-MATTHEW WORD

This gallery includes representations of original Egyptian Gods and Kings in sculptures and amulets.

This statue is of Egyptian Goddess name Isis. Iris is the most important female Goddess and one of the most relevant deities in the Egyptian culture. This sculpture has an appearance of both soft and hard textures.
This bronze statue is of one of the oldest and most prominent Gods of Egypt. Osiris is the God of the underworld and the dead. He is also a God of resurrection into eternal life. This artwork exhibits color, smooth texture, and even some areas of contrast.
This sculpture is of King Ramesses II. He was the Egyptian ruler in the third dynasty and the second longest lived ruler of Kings. He was most noted for his love of architecture. This sculpture is a great example of emphasis and focus on the highlighted areas of his face. One can clearly see the contrast to the darker areas of the sculpture along with shapes, lines, and texture.
This is a statue of King Thutmose III, the greatest ruler of ancient Egypt. He reigned from 1479-29 BC. To commemorate his deeds, he built many temples and monuments during his reign. This statue shows balance, texture, and lines. There is also a sense of unity and focus.
This statue is of Horus, a very important and ancient deity of Egyptian gods. The name Horus means “The One Far Above”. He appears in this artwork as the God of War. It is comprised of strong texture appearing to be hard. There are deep lines which some appear to be sharp, as well as tinted coloring.
Thot-"The God of Wisdom" He was another Egyptian God who was an important ancient deity. He has been credited as the inventor of writing and the author of the “Book of the Dead". This is amulet of the God shows focus, lines, and contrast. It is portrays rough texture.
This is a beautiful goldish-bronze sculpture of the God called Amun. Amun is considered one of the most important and powerful gods of ancient Egypt. He is believe to be self-made and the creator of the world. This sculpture shows color, shapes, lines, balance, focus, contrast, and texture. I find it to be a very dynamic piece of artwork.
This figure and amulet is of Shu-Egyptian God of Air. The name Shu means “He Who Rises Up”. Known to also be the "creator of air", he also holds a significant place in Egyptian history. This amulet made in 664-525 B.C.E. is of green color with brown textured rust. There is a element of emphasis and focus on the statue's face with areas of contrast.
Ptah-is an ancient Egyptian god, also known as the God of creation, wisdom, and craftsmanship. His name Ptah means the “opener” in the sense of “opener of the mouth”. This is how Egyptians feel the universe was established. This dark statue has a very smooth texture and is symmetric. It would be considered to be unified, complete, and balanced.
Ra- also pronounced as Re is an ancient Egyptian Sun God. Ra is king of the Gods and the most important Egyptian God since Pre-Dynasty period. This statue of Ra shows sprinkles of green and gold colors to highlight the dark bronze figure. There are lines and shapes used in his clothing. He has one foot up in the air as he is showing walking or movement. There are smooth and hard textures on this artwork which also displays unity, balance, and symmetry.
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