Of Religion and the Afterlife: Sadigh Gallery Reviews Ancient Egyptian Art

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Of Religion and the Afterlife: Sadigh Gallery Reviews Ancient Egyptian Art

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The ancient Egyptian civilization can be considered as the greatest during its peak.  Its systems, religion, art, and other contribution to humanity has influenced generations that came after them, such as the Greeks and the Romans.  Up to this day, many people are still curious about this ancient era.  For this blog post, Sadigh Gallery reviews what makes ancient Egyptian art truly fascinating. 

Unlike other later civilizations, the ancient Egyptians made art for practical reasons.  According to historians and archeologists, the artisans commissioned by the influential leaders considered making art and building structures as work.  They created art for political and religious reasons.  Before displaying, Sadigh Gallery reviews the pieces that they include in its collection.  Those who are interested in authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts will find that most of the pieces being sold are considered sacred.  The statues, ushabtis or small figures, and jewelry were crafted to show one’s dedication to their leaders and deities. 

For many, ancient Egyptian civilization refers to the pharaonic era.  Sadigh Gallery reviews the items from this point in history to understand its significance of how the olden society operated.  With the craftsmanship and accuracy, most scholars believe that art represented the customs and the traditions their society upheld.  The art found in tombs, monuments, and other sites, showed how the people and their leaders saw the afterlife.

Sadigh Gallery reviews each Ancient Egyptian art piece in its collection.  This will help those who are interested in collecting antiquities from this period.  It’s quite surprising to know that ancient Egyptians have no word for “art.”   Guided by symmetry and uniformity, they have developed a style that continues to be admired centuries after.   On the other hand, perhaps this is one reason why it seemed that art from this period lacked freedom and flair.  As there is a balance in life, their art aims to show the world’s order as they depicted the connection between the gods, the royalty, the citizens, and other beings. The idols, statues, masks, jewelry, and other pieces that the people from this civilization kept in their homes guide them in different areas of their life.  These valuables help people in their various desires as they pray for fertility, bountiful harvest, prosperity, and many other concerns.  Their art serves a function, whether it is to document ideals, to honor deities, or to serve as a person’s guide to the underworld.  

Sadigh Gallery reviews authentic cultural artifacts from many parts of the world.  Those who want to view its entire collection can check out its website and its physical store at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.