Thursday, January 18, 2018

how the human mark follows the animal form


here the mark becomes a vulture, inscribed into a relief in an ancient egyptian frieze. the vulture symbolized protection and maternal care. the decoration appears in temple ceilings, head-dress, cornices, armor, etc.


the scarab was considered to represent the creation of life. it appears in reliefs, amulets, decoration of columns, etc.

who made these design decisions? the craftspeople? the priesthood?

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