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Why Do so Many Egyptian Statues Have Broken Noses? - Artsy
wow, TIL. 'The ancient Egyptians, it’s important to note, ascribed important powers to images of the human form. They believed that the essence of a deity could inhabit an image of that deity, or, in the case of mere mortals, part of that deceased human being’s soul could inhabit a statue inscribed for that particular person. These campaigns of vandalism were therefore intended to “deactivate an image’s strength,” as Bleiberg put it.'
egypt  culture  art  history  noses 
5 weeks ago by jm

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