The model collar is a cultural and a valued piece to the egyptian culture. It is a precious artifact to the egyptian pharaoh/queen, Hapiankhtifi. The social scientist will answer the questions to the assigned social scientist. You will be hearing from sociologist, archaeologist, historian and geographer. This essay will teach you about the artifact and what it is used for, you will also learn little bit of the religion and the cultural values. I hope you find this helpful for future references or when you go to the met.
Geographer:Hapiankhtifi was a pharaoh that lived in the 12 dynasty 1981-1802 B.C. and he had a collar that was colored gold. It could have been made from plants, metal, or stone. They could have gotten the stone from the ground or from a mountain. The plants could be papyrus. They could have mined the metals from the Earth. Maybe he wore it for special occasions or when he met up with other pharaohs. Also, the collar was small, so this could mean that Egyptians had smaller necks than humans today.
He might have worn this collar for special events like funerals and maybe when he was having a speech to the Egyptians, he would wear fancy clothes. That's probably why he had this collar, or maybe his ancestors had the collar before him.
The model collar of was a very religious piece of clothing which was worn by the egyptian elite also you had to be very rich to have that type of metal. They also wore it to funerals as respect. This collar was actually found on the neck of the deceased body of hapianchifkiti that's how it got its name. Why do humans act the way they do? The egyptians were a very rich nation and they wanted something to respect that so they made the collar which was made from faience, metal, or semi-precious stone. Why has society developed the way it has? Their society was very respectful for showing up for the dead and wearing the traditional cloths for respect and courtesy. But also it was very respectful to wear that also, think of it like this you were invited to a birthday party but did not give a present to the birthday boy/girl.
This collar contributes to social change because it changes how people look at the funerals and religion. Therefore, the social society has to develop the new change of the society. What are the cultural values of society? Cultural values is the society and how they put it in their perspective. For example, they believe the collar is apart of their culture and they look at it as how they represent their religion.
Archaeologist: Kallin and Alice
Hapiankhtifi the owner of the model collar wore this in 1981-1802 B.C. ( before christ). Hapiankhtifi family was was rich and royal. To explain, when they found the collar on Hapiankhtifi it was around the neck of him, which means the person is rich. To explain, royal people put gifts in your tomb to give you respect. From the brainpop video it was explaining who will be mummified is a pharaoh (a king) or important person. These people were working for the king or pharaoh. Or they were a jewelry maker. Hapiankhtifi collar was made with fancy materials. For example floral is a plant to make this collar. Sad because their pharaoh or important person went to the afterlife. Another known as heaven.
The modal collar was triggered by the funerals that's why they used it for funerals and religion. People believe that this collar is made from gold. Also, People believe that pharaoh use to wear it on special occasions. Another reason I think the collar is a symbol of peace. People believe that the collar could of been passed on to warriors in the family. People also think that the collar is used for armor. We also believe that it was used for jewelry.
People believe that the collar was used with the wealthy people. People also believe what happened in the past was that the wealthy people where really the only people in Egypt that could afford the collar. In the past events, people has own it many times. Also, I think that people felt that it was very special to them.The model collar of Hapiankhitfi is apart of our history.