Saturday, April 17, 2010

Menkaure's torso and arms

Here I have started to work on Menkaure's torso and arms - obviously not yet finished.

While I have been working on this, I have really started to wonder about the skills of the ancient artists. This statue was made about 2500 BC - during the 4th Dynasty, Old Kingdom. Just think of the tools these artists had: how many could do similar work in todays world using the same tools?

I can only hope this work does justice to the skills of the ancient Egyptians.

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