FRAGMENT OF BLOCK STATUE
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Faheed, H. A.
Lecturer Department of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Sohag University, Egypt
The block statues appeared firstly at the very beginning of the 12th dynasty. They were made of rocky blocks with geometrical criteria. These statues personified the characters that they express. They were Sculpted Sitting on the ground, and his two legs standing vertically before him, and his arms resting straight on his knees. This type of statues was exceptionally preferred to other types of statues from the very beginning of the Middle kingdom till the Greco-Roman period. This traditional type of statues has been developed as a block statue. The sculptor began gradually to produce this type of statues of bodies and arms, legs and foot. Also the Sculptors began to form statues dressed in garments that caver the legs, some personalities have been Sculpted settling on a column that stands for the back. The block statues were in various forms and in one types clearly at the very beginning of the 18th.Dynasty, regardless of the reference to the details in all cases. Among these, block statues some types have appeared with its some of these block statues have appeared in small size of the gods or symbols for the gods sculpted in relief. These type statues continued to appear the end of the new kingdom.
Block statue, Ahmes-Nefertary, Men-set, Hout-nesout, Amen-Re
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