Saturday, 6 October 2012

Mummy


British Museum, Egyptian department. Above a real mummy on display. It's awkward to realise that this was a person real and alive about 3000 years ago. And now thousands of people, coming from countries he never knew existed, come to look at his remains. I also sketched a nice model of the gifts the ancient Egypts buried in their graves, two beautiful and intricately detailed models of riverboats. The realistic pose and detailing of the boatsmen is stunning.

2 comments:

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Je zal het maar zijn Rene. Je eerste lijk geschetst denk ik.

Rene Fijten said...

Klopt. Makkelijk, die kijkt niet meer naar gelijkenis...