Napoleon Bonaparte Comparison Analysis

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The two cultural artifacts selected are artifacts drawn in remembrance of two ancient leaders that were considered great, powerful and respected in their reigns. They are the sculptures of Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as Napoleon one, who was a French emperor. The second sculpture is that of Thutmose III, the sixth pharaoh of Egypt. There are several artifacts crafted for these two leaders, but this work focuses on two. The Napoleon 1 sculpture is kept at the Auckland Art Gallery. It was crafted by an artist called Bertel Thorvaldsen, in approximately 1830 ("Image: Napoleon I; Bertel Thorvaldsen; circa 1830; 1927/2/11 - Auckland ...", 2018). The second sculpture is the Greywacke statue of Thutmose II, kept at the Luxor museum. It was found in 1904 at Karnak Cachette by an archeologist known as Georges Legrain ("Ancient Egypt and Archaeology Web Site - Ancient Egypt - Luxor Museum," n.d.). The images of the sculptures are shown below.…show more content…
Both leaders are wearing symbols of authority on the head. Thutmose III is wearing a head-dress and royal beard, which were meant for the Pharaohs in Egypt’s ancient history to indicate the top-most authority of the land. Napoleon Bonaparte, as shown in the image, is crowned with a wreath, which was a symbol for the top Roman leaders. According to history, Napoleon 1 copied Romans’ leadership style ("Napoleon Bonaparte - Facts & Summary -," n.d.). This explains why the sculpture has a Roman wreath. Birds were likened to the gods of power and war, thus the eagle on Napoleon Bonaparte’s sculpture ("Image: Napoleon I; Bertel Thorvaldsen; circa 1830; 1927/2/11 - Auckland",

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