I have to do a paper for my history class and since I am obessed with Egyptain Art, I would like to do it on the piece I saw when I visited The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The art piece is called, "Isis
Nursing Horus" and the descrition on the plaque said," Egyptian, Late Period, 26th dynasty, 664-525 B.C. For the ancient Egyptains, the goddess Isis
was the model of the loyal wife and mother, as well as a clever and resourceful magician. She is the wife of the god Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was also the mythical first queen of Egypt. Just as the king of Egypt was associated with Horus in life and Osiris in death, queens of Egypt were linked with Isis
, and their visual representations have similarities with the goddess. For example, both may be depicted wearing the vulture headdress shown here. Bronze 54-416, acquired by Henry Walters"
Guidelines: The paper should be 2-3 double spaced; undeline the thesis statement; any outside primary or secondary sources must be cited; you may use first person voice in this paper.
Answer the following questions:
1) what is its official name?
2) describe it in detail using your own words; speculate on its function or purpose; what should a viewer be expected to feel when near the piece; is the artist's name noted (why or why not);
3) what are some of the characteristics of the culture that created it; how does the object represent these characteristics
4) how has the gallery chosen to display the object; what does the museum hope to teach us by displaying the object the way it does; what does it tell us about our own world
If you have any questions, be don't hesitate to e-mail me. Thank you so much for your help.
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