Society for the Promotion of the Egyptian Museum Berlin

Thirty centuries sculpture

  • Statuenkopf
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  • Upper part of a statue of king Amenemhet III
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Room 1.09: The human form

It seems appropriate to present the history of the thirty centuries through the changing concept of human representations. The spotlight is on two masterpieces which are two millennia apart and yet adhere to the same formal laws; the alert, open expression on the portrait bust, dating back to the age of the pyramids around 2500 BC, meeting the introverted gaze of the Green Head, dated to ca. 400 BC, the embodiment of the wisdom of an ancient but unabatedly creative culture. The austere portraits of the Old Kingdom, the individualism of the faces of the Middle Kingdom, the sensitivity of the heads of the Amarna Period, the classical works of the Late Period, and the works influenced by Hellenist encounters, show the historic change in the human image.

Room 1.10: Pharaoh



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