University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Bernard V. Bothmer

On Realism in Egyptian Funerary Sculpture

Of the Old Kingdom

By: Bernard V. Bothmer

Among the major arts associated with the funerary cults of ancient Egypt—sculp­ture, relief and painting—none gives us a deeper understanding of the inner person­ality of the Nile dwellers in antiquity than sculpture in the round. Like man himself, it is three dimensional and thus encom­passes the human measure—the essence of his humanity, tangibly, in a […]