Some Archaeology and Anthropology of the World


Its arms severed from ages, the statue stands tall and strong with many brothers and sisters alike. One of the "siblings" stands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured in my blog "Visions of the Past".
Since some of the statues were buried in the sand along with the mummies, weather and erosion severed the heads from the body since the chin acted as an easy target and the neck was thin and more weak.

The dome-shaped ceiling was basically built around the tall pillars and statues so that they would fit inside the museum and at the same time have a suitable room to stand in.
Twin chinese dragons sit opposite from each other, acting as a masterpiece of a greeting.

In China, thousands of years ago, a block of crystal was founded sitting in the Earth. A chunk of that crystal was brought to a small town, where a contraption was built to round, smooth, and polish it. A man would put the crystal block into a machine and turn a handle, over and over again, to work the machine. He would turn and turn and turn and turn, until the crystal looked as desired. This entire process would take about four years of turning to complete...
A different view...

Avalokitsvara and his 1000 arms who encompasses the empathy and love of all Buddhas.

Chiseled into the wall of some foreign temple, the faces shown in this particular picture represent every feeling known to humankind.
The evil seems to radiate off the statue in which the artist wished to portray.

When Christianity arrived in Greece, it was thought that showing the penis on the statue was infamy to God for showing such an explicit matter. As result, they would cut them off the statues.

 

The pictures above were taken at Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. I hope you enjoyed my gallery.

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