The sculpture design mirrors the essence of ancient Egypt. Displayed on the front piece are images of Phoenix Birds, Ra, the scarab, and Maat. Grasped firmly in the hands are the Ankh and Tetube. Within these symbols lie the concepts of transformation and eternal life, ideas held in high regard since the beginning of recorded history. Hand laid 23K gold decorates the headdress, while classic colors of cobalt, cornelian, and turquoise present an impressive and majestic figure. Over two thousand feathers adorn the back side, each individually sculpted. Dressed in a rich patina, this gold, bronze sculpture stands 1.89 meters tall and varies from 42 to 58 centimeters in diameter.
At Summum we design and create art form caskets, known as Mummiforms, for use by our thanatogeneticists in mummification.
Commissioned artists create clay sculptures from which molds are made and metals are cast. Designed on the Golden Mean, a numerical ratio found within the mathematical balance and beauty of nature, each Mummiform is fashioned in the most discriminating manner. The forms vary and are suitable for different shapes and sizes.
Made of semi-precious and precious metals ranging from bronze to gold, Mummiforms have the option of inlaid precious gems or jeweled crests. On appropriate models, a "life mask" is taken of your face and incorporated into the design if you so desire.
Mummiforms are designed to represent any philosophy or religion. They can be sculpted with Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhist, or, of course, Egyptian imagery. Mummiforms can also be fashioned out of stainless steal and inscribed with writings and imagery of your choosing. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and personal requirements.