The two sculptures I chose were The Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet and Monumental Figure. The Sakhmet statue is from the New Kingdom era, 18th Dynasty. Dated all the way back to ca. 1390-1352 B.C. in Egypt. It is made out of granodiorite. There are two identical at the museum in New York. The Monumental Figure is from the 9th century. It was found in Mexico, it is from the Mayan culture. The statue is classified as a stone-sculpture. You can find the Monumental figure in gallery 358 and the Goddess Sakhmet you can find in gallery 135 at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet
The Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet is a sculpture made out of granodiorite. The dimensions are h. 210 cm, w. 47.5 cm and d. 95.5 cm. There was made around six hundred statues of the goddess during this period. It represents the forces of disaster, violence and illness. The …show more content…
The sculptures' color is natural granodiorite. The detail level is high, which makes the sculpture appear more realistic. They have carved the details out and worked with them to make them as smooth as possible. It is detailed; you can see the female shapes in the breasts and in the hip area. When you go down to the detail level, especially the face and hands are prominent. The head is a lioness head and the eyes are small and intense. It is easily to spot that there is lionesses’ head, because of the high detail level. You can see all the shapes, from the ears to the mouth. When you the face on profile you can see that it looks very lifelike. Her hand also looks lifelike, together with her feet. The knees are prominent an easily noticeable through the clothes. The artist have made a sculpture that has several female attributes such as her sitting position, with a straight back and narrow shoulders. Whereas her hips are wider than they would have been on a man. Also her torso are seen as thinner than on an average