Question: Why Do Statues Have No Heads?

Why are some statues headless?

One reason for headless statues is that during a raid, or an uprising, or hostile take-over of another territory, most statues that glorified an overthrown leader were defiled in this manner.

It helped to deface the fallen leader, and show the strength and virility of the battles leader..

Why did statues have no arms?

Most if not all ancient Greek & Roman sculptures had arms originally. But marble & other soft stones that were typically carved were brittle and easy to damage. Thus most of the fine details of the sculptures, like limb edges, fine cloth drapes, fingers, facial features, genitalia etc, are often broken off.

Why do statues have no pupils?

A: The reason that statues don’t have eyes or pupils is really just a matter of style and a preference for how to deal with a problem. Artists have developed many different ways to deal with the depiction of the eye. The problem is that there is no way to sculpt the eye as it really is.

Why are so many ancient statues missing noses?

At the top, it stated: “When the Europeans (Greeks) went to Egypt they were in shock that these monuments had black faces — the shape of the nose gave it away — so they removed the noses. Today they constantly tell us on the tell-lie-vision the Egyptians were white or Arab.”