THE HIGH PRIESTESS
High Egyptian Priestesses flourished during the Protodynastic period of Egypt. The Protodynastic Period in ancient Egypt was characterised by an ongoing process of political unification, culminating in the formation of a single state to begin the Early Dynastic Period. Furthermore, it is during this time that the Egyptian language was first recorded in hieroglyphs.
Their remains were mummified and mainly known for being one of the so-called "cocaine mummies".
This bronze was cast in the traditional lost wax casting. The oldest known examples of this technique are the objects discovered in the Cave of the Treasure (Nahal Mishmar) hoard in southern Israel, and which belong to the Chalcolithic period (4500–3500 BC).
ABOUT THE SCUPTURE
High Priestess is shown wearing an elaborate head dress. The cobra symbolizes hidden wisdom and royalty.
The five pointed necklace is symbolic of the five senses and the marriage between heaven and earth.
Each sculpture is finished with its own specially created patina.
Featured in Galleries within the US. They have been sold to private collectors around the world.
The bronze weighs approx. 33lbs. Dimensions: 17” x 14” x 9.5”
ABOUT THE SCULPTOR
Sandy Kastel grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada in a home of artists and musicians. Kastel’s style is influenced by the “old masters” of Auguste Rodin and Michelangelo and studied under the tutelage of world renown artist Roberta Baskin Shafrin. Kastel’s vision is to empower women through music and art.