As explained in previous article l’arte egizia era l’expression live of the Pharaoh.
L ’ artist was then subject to the directives of the Pharaoh and could not in any way express his creative freedom. It followed therefore fixed rules presentation of ’ opera passed down between the dynasties of Pharaohs.
The human figure was always in profile and proportions varied according to social grade height ’.
The sculptures had a celebratory character and had a great development due to the high presence of materials like granite, limestone and alabaster. Very frequently the sculptures were painted with bright colors but with limited colors (Green, Blue, Yellow, Red, ochre, black and white) or with gold and silver for the major works.
L ’ setting the figure was unchanged, always symmetrical and front with his arms outstretched to his sides and clenched fists. The surfaces were smooth and forms almost always rather squared. Next to the Regal character or official works were also found small statues or small sculptures, made of wood or terracotta (simple materials) portraying members of the people intent on unskilled workers. These people had to guarantee to Pharaoh, the continuity of life in’ beyond.