Jonell BurtonArt History1-16-18                                Title: The Stela of Djehoriuefankah worshipping before the god Ra-HorakhtyDate Created in: c. 700 BCECreator: Its Unknown, Abydos, EgyptType of: sculpture Medium: it’s Painted limestone Although, The Stela of Djehoriuefankah worshipping before the God Ra-Horakhty is a painting that I visited at the museum at Stanford University, however, I find the Stela very interesting. The people who has created these artifacts have made themselves or their point of views definitely a part of history. To tour this idea, I selected the Egyptian Stela of Djedhoriuefankh Worshipping before the God Ra-Horakhty, at  the Stanford Museum to specifically compare it to the Narmer Palette, which is a very well known ancient rock with history drawings on them. In Stela piece of art Djedhoriuefankh has forever left his mark in history as the worshiper of God and maintained himself as a luminary in his time. Yansouni Family Fund gave this beautiful piece of art to the Stanford Museum where it is being shown.   In Stela, Djedhoriuefankh is worshiping a god, and in the difference of Narmer Palette, the king is acting well-being fighting the treats to his kingdom. Keeping in mind  the Palette of Narmer and Stela, you can see how these Palettes drawing the incident of a precise time in history. Where pharaohs and kings who  has  established themselves as the human beings of higher advantage to earned living forever in history, by just using a piece of rock for future generations to realize. The Narmer Palette, is known being called the Great Hierakonpolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer, dates of the 31st century BC. It is a very large ceremonial palette, shield-shaped, carved with a single piece of flat soft green siltstone, with (63cm). In Both of these art pieces you can see the same approach.  As you can see by looking at these pieces, the techniques in making these tablets are very similar to each other in concept but different in the material used. Another thing I see, it’s a common factor on how god and kings are constantly present, which shows us the importance in both these periods on the power of the supreme, like the Kings and Gods. These two art pieces are very exceptional in many ways. They both have really strong meanings to them. The object itself is a very huge version of a type of daily use item commonly found in the predynastic period time in palettes were generally flat, small decorated stone objects used for grinding and mixing minerals for many products. Like basic products for palettes, were in the middle of the typical grave goods found during this early time era. The main deposit of Hierakonpolis, was the Narmer Palette that was discovered, carried many hundreds of objects, including certain amount of large relief covered ceremonial mace-heads, ivory statuettes, carved knife handles, a small figure of all scorpions and other animals, stone vessels, and a second decorated palette, and it is now located the ( Ashmolean Museum at Oxford) known as the Two Dogs Palette.In the Stela of Djehoriuefankah Worshipping Before the God Ra-horakhty painting you see a guy who is worshiping god with wheat, food and other valuable things. However, this Stelae was carved 3rd medial period in egypt  around during 900 bce. In my opinion I thought It looked like a friendly person is offering a god something. But according to (History 2701 wiki) it  shows a priest performing and offering to the Egyptians god Ra-Horakhty Atum.  As you can see this piece plainly shows you the respect everyone had for the gods in this period of time. Horakhty was a god and Horus also was too. Horus was the god of the rising sun that sets. He specifically was the god of the east and the sunrise who was worshipped in Heliopolis. The pyramid texts mention him to be the “god of the east,” linking him with Anhur, which may have been a form of Horus the Elder or Shu, who shows the deceased king that will be reborn in the eastern sky as Horakhty. According to the Japanese, Horakhty is the creator god of light. However, Horakhty is also a Yu-Gi-Oh card, that is an extremely competitive game in Japan and America. Also this is a very powerful card for any opponent your playing against because the card is the “Creator God Of Light.” The card can dominate any card you bring against it. Many of the Ancient Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses shared the same epithets and characteristics in different times in history. Most Egyptian gods were appointed as one principle aspect of the world. The sun of god was name Ra, and Nut was the goddess of the sky. “Stela of Djedhoriuefankh Worshipping before the God Ra-Horakhty – Unknown, Abydos, Egypt – Google Arts & Culture.” Google, Google, www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/stela-of-djedhoriuefankh-worshipping-before-the-god-ra-horakhty/PQEtAkl5fuV-Cw. Kinnaer, Jacques. “The Ancient Egypt Site.” The Narmer Palette | The Ancient Egypt Site, www.ancient-egypt.org/history/early-dynastic-period/1st-dynasty/horus-narmer/narmer-artefacts/narmer-palette.html. To Conclude, overall going to the museum was a really great experience. It was very relaxing and relieving. All I have been doing this whole intersession semester, was going to practice, school, and home and on the weekend I would just stay in the house. So having the chance on getting to go visit the museum was a great opportunity. Looking at all the artifact objects were amazing. And the people who created all the objects I thought did a very incredible job. Me personally, I never in life got to see something like that. Just looking at objects people created had me really surprise. Also the paintings were amazing as well. The Lucifer painting by Jackson Pollock was an amazing painting. Looking at the painting I couldn’t figure out the meaning of it. But as I read the article on it, it gave me a clue. However, Pollock just laid his paintbrush down and start to splatter is whole painting with the paint brush. If you look at it you wouldn’t think it has a meaning to it because the scribbles on the painting. It looks like an 4 yr whole painting. But every painting object has an meaning to it. All in all, professor I thank so much for giving me the opportunity to go the S

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