Friday, 28 April 2017

Egyptian Burial Masks

An awe inspiring display of Egyptian burial masks greets you as you walk along the top corridor of the school. 
The year 5 children - classes SC & VW - have yet again created some amazing pieces of art which capture the stunning beauty of the decorated burial masks.  
Egyptians considered it very important for the soul to be able to recognise the body so it can return to it, for that reason death masks were used. All death masks were made to resemble the deceased but with a slightly enlarged eyes and a faint smile and also showed fashion of the moment with painted jewellery and makeup.