Benefits of buying Egyptian statues for home decoration include:
Cultural significance: Egyptian statues often depict important historical or cultural figures, or represent important values or beliefs in Egyptian culture. By displaying an Egyptian statue in your home, you can learn more about the culture and appreciate its rich history and traditions.
Aesthetic appeal: Egyptian statues are often intricately designed and crafted, with a focus on balance and symmetry. They can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your home decor.
Conversation starter: Egyptian statues can be a unique and interesting conversation piece, and can spark discussions about culture, art, and history with friends and guests.
Historical value: Egyptian statues can be a reminder of the ancient civilizations and cultures that shaped the world we live in today.
It’s important to note that it’s important to be respectful of the cultural significance of any statue, and to make sure you are purchasing it from a reputable source.
Symbolism of an Egyptian Decorative Statue
Sculpture played an important role in the lives of the ancient Egyptians. Their ability to produce incredibly beautiful sculptures was based on their association with sculpture and the construction of their tombs and buildings. They associated sculpture as an artistic requirement to everything they built and believed that the statues of their gods would come to life.
Why decorate your home with an Ancient Egyptian inspired sculpture? Our home is one of the places we frequent the most as a rule. Express your personality, your values by sublimating your decoration as you wish. A well arranged and sublimated interior improves our quality of life and brings positive energies. Egyptian statues, depending on their representation, can have a deep symbolism of their own, in addition to being magnificent decorative objects. Ancient Egyptian Sculptures Egyptian artists, of whom sculpture is the best example, considered themselves essentially craftsmen. However, because of their discipline and highly developed aesthetic sense, the products of their craftsmanship deserve to be considered exceptional works of art. Most of the surviving sculptures are funerary, that is, statues intended for tombs. Most of the other sculptures were intended to be placed in temples, whether they were cult statues for individuals or ritual statues for royal and divine representations. Royal colossi were ritual and also served to proclaim the greatness and power of the king. Nevertheless, a statue could not represent anyone if it did not bear an identification in hieroglyphics. For the Egyptians, decorating tombs with reliefs or statues brought a certain certainty about the perpetuation of life; in a temple, likewise, it was believed that wall decoration magically guaranteed the performance of important ceremonies and reinforced the memory of royal acts. Mythology and Egyptian Statues In Egyptian mythology, statues are a "passage" between the world of the gods and the world of humans. The skill and artistry of the sculptor can be seen in the bowls, jugs and other vessels of all periods, as well as in the statues and statuettes of gods, kings and mere mortals. You will find in our collection representations of the main Egyptian Gods: Osiris: one of the most important deities of Egypt, was the god of the underworld. He also symbolized death, resurrection and the cycle of the Nile floods on which Egypt relied for agricultural fertility. Isis: As the wife of the god of the underworld, Isis was thus one of the main deities involved in the rites for the dead. Horus : Horus was a sky god associated with war and hunting. He was also the embodiment of divine royalty Set: Set was the god of chaos, violence, deserts and storms. Ra: One of the many deities associated with the sun, the god Ra was usually depicted with a human body and a falcon head. Anubis: Anubis was concerned with funeral practices and the care of the dead. He was mostly represented as a jackal or a man with a jackal's head. Bastet: In her earliest forms, the feline goddess Bastet was represented as a woman with the head of a lion or wild cat. She took on the less ferocious form of a domestic cat during the first millennium BCE. You will find various representations of these gods among the decorative statues proposed on our site: Egyptian Cat Statue Anubis statue Isis Statue Horus statue Seth Statue Pharaoh Statue Ra Statue Cleopatra Statue Bastet Statue Ancient Egyptian Art To understand the art of ancient Egypt, one must look at it from the perspective of the ancient Egyptians. The somewhat static, usually formal, strangely abstract and often blocky nature of much Egyptian imagery has sometimes led to unfavorable comparisons with the later and much more "naturalistic" art of Greece or the Renaissance. However, the art of the Egyptians had a very different purpose than that of these later cultures. While we marvel today at the glittering treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb, the sublime reliefs of New Kingdom tombs, and the serene beauty of Old Kingdom statuary, it is imperative to remember that the majority of these works were never intended to be seen - it was simply not their purpose. These images, whether statues or reliefs, were intended to benefit a divine or deceased recipient. The statuary provided a place where the recipient could manifest himself and receive the benefit of the ritual action. Most statues have a formal frontality, that is, they are placed straight ahead, as they were designed to face the ritual that was taking place before them. Many statues were also originally placed in recessed niches or other architectural contexts-contexts that made frontality their expected and natural mode. Statuary, whether divine, royal, or elite, provided a kind of conduit for the spirit (or ka) of that being to interact with the earthly world. Divine cult statues (few of which have survived) were subject to daily rituals of dressing, anointing, and incense perfuming, and were carried in procession at special festivals so that the people could "see" them - almost all of them were completely hidden, but their "presence" was felt. Royal and elite statuary served as intermediaries between the people and the gods. Family chapels with the statuary of a deceased ancestor could serve as a "family temple." There were feasts in honor of the dead, where the family came to eat in the chapel, offering food for the afterlife, flowers (symbols of rebirth) and incense (whose perfume was considered divine). The preserved letters tell us that the deceased were actively sought after for help, both in this world and in the next. What materials to choose for an Egyptian sculpture? The materials will vary from one statue to another in terms of the durability or strength of your statue. It can also be a question of taste or compatibility with the decoration you wish to put in place. Our Resin Egyptian Statues Resin is a handy and flexible material that allows you to create precise and neat shapes. You will not have any problems of corrosion with resin, moreover this material is resistant to bad weather, you will be able to place it easily outside if you feel like it. If the weather ever gets bad, you can always easily move your statuette inside. Indeed, the lightness offered by natural resin will allow you to move your work with ease and avoid breakage on your furniture! Our Bronze Egyptian Statues Bronze is highly resistant to wear. It will offer a longevity to your sculptures and statuettes. The patina that is applied to a bronze statue ages over time and will magnify your Egyptian Bronze work more and more each day. Our Egyptian Cat Statues The cat was a sacred animal in ancient Egypt. Known for the protection it brought in the form of the goddess Bastet, daughter of the Sun God. You can find many statuettes of her on our store! If you wish to take advantage of our inspirations of sculptures and antique statues, discover now our collection of antique statues. You will find our collection of Greek statues and protective angels, to consume without moderation!