I found it interesting that there was lots of information about who and what these works of art represent, yet next to nothing about the artists or their technique.
In a modern art museum there is usually an inscription describing the materials used.
I could tell that much of the stone was granite because it had the same speckling as a modern granite countertop. But how in the world these primitive people managed to carve such perfectly smooth patterns into such hard stone is never explained.
Who were the artists who carved these feathers out of stone, each so tiny and detailed? ALl we have left is the work, but the hands are lost to time. What were they thinking about while they worked? Did they like their jobs? Were they young or old, rich or poor? Was there a team or was this the work of a single person all alone and totally focused?
I was so busy looking at the detail of this scupture that I forgot to record who the person was. When I searched for it online, I only found a single reference, which states that it is a sarcophgus lid for 'Vizier Sisebek' from the 26th Dynasty.
The carving is smooth and the face seems to look into eternity. Everything is polished to perfection. I wonder who did this work, how long did it take and what tools did they use?