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The mesmerizing sculptures were a depiction of life different from the modern world. Hence, these sculptures and portraits are the reminder of the people and civilization which was prominent, powerful, victorious and alive, but don’t existent anymore (" Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University")
The work which intrigued me most was the Mummy Mask of a Lady whose artist was unknown and which belonged to 7th-6th Century BCE. Funeral ceremony in ancient Egypt included sculpted masks tradition, which was made for the deceased person to strengthen his spirit for the afterlife sake. Hence, these burial masks contained specifications in engraved form of a deceased person. Prominent Royal Family Members wore burial masks with specifications of their rank, status, gender, beauty and personality attributes. Thus, youth, beauty and royalty were the evident features of such masks.
Ancient Egyptians believed that spirits can recognize its body through the mask. Moreover, death was a transitional process for them, a journey from one life to the other. Therefore, these masks were considered to be objects which had a power to turn a mortal into divine state.
Masks hold significant position in the prevailing society as well. Thus, these invisible masks are often worn on daily bases, as available in the form of hypocrisy, selfishness, greed, lust and many more. In the prevailing society the aim of these masks, is to attain wealth. However, the ancients wore masks to become immortals. Since, there is a lack of agreement of life after death in the prevailing society therefore, people wore mask to gain material benefits only in this life.
The Mummy Mask of a Lady transcended me into a different dimension of time. A time where funerals took over 70 days, mask of a deceased was a symbol or verification object to enter into another life with an identity. The peculiar features of the mask embossed the status of the deceased, in a life; which was over for him. However,
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The museum is located in Denver, in Colorado and serves as an art museum. It is privately owned educational resource center with non-profit making aims. The museum was started with the objective of improving the lives of the residents of Colorado. This was to be achieved through undertaking of various activities such as obtaining, preserving and presenting of works of art that occur in both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
It is also only a block away from the city’s Institute of Arts. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm, from Tuesdays to Fridays, and then from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. During February, which is considered the Black History Month, the museum opens every Monday.
A rich place of its kind, the Denver Art Museum has amazing audience viewings for family programs, historical exhibitions, restaurants, Museum galleries and spectacular event decorations. The Denver Museum encompasses two different complexes, gallery space for both permanent and temporary collections, exhibition venues which total up to three in number and various auditoriums.
The first is that the objects in museums can exceed their designated roles as documents or specimens by revolving around the strategic placement to make them give out a certain message in terms of sounds and images. This conforms to the notion of the museums adopting a certain standard of media culture.
In essence, a museum is a place where everyone must find something interesting or significant that corresponds to his or her life. In accentuating on what I have already said, I explored randomly a couple of museum
“The Thinker” is created in a sitting position by having his right elbow rested on his left knee. This position is appealing because it invokes a somber mood, in this figure, which would not have been created, when this piece was in a standing position and looking far
They were more concerned with the preservation of the body. There was also a writing stone called Rosetta. Ancient Egyptians were polytheists and were the central part of the Egyptian community. They believed in many gods and