From Ancient Egypt to Giocometti, it is clear that some elements have changed while others were already in place, with little to add. 

One of the earliest examples of Egyptian sculpture is the Palette of King Narmer, from ca. 3100 BC. The palette, which was used for mixing eye make-up, was carved in relief, and portrayed the victory of Upper Egypt over Lower Egypt.

The Sphinxes are another form of ancient Egyptian sculpture. The Sphinxes were statues of deities with the body of a lion and the head of an animal or a man, often made to look like the Pharaoh. The most famous is the Great Sphinx of Giza, located near the pyramids. It is about 60 feet (18 m) high and 240 feet (73 m) long, and was built in 2500 BC.

The Sculpture world continues to evolve, relying on foundation principles of design, and pushing to the most extreme limits.