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Ra – supreme god of the sun holds shem the symbol of eternity topped by ankhs in his claws. Based on a pectoral from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Work on this piece was complicated by the fact that the original I was working from had been incorrectly rendered. (A black and white photograph that had been hand coloured in an old text book my grandmother bought me when I was a lot younger than I am now). Got there in the end.
Ra is easy to identify because he has a sun disc on his head (Horus does not and is often show wearing the double crown in his role of patron of the living king)
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Date: 2012
Media: Sennelier paint on papyrus and a good degree of sheer insanity.
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Great are the Manifestations of Ra
Studying Egyptology: University of Manchester

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  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    And a great deal of patience! Well done.

  • Which I don’t have enough of LOL. Waiting for various layers to dry was a bit tortuous, but once I started I wasn’t prepared to give up!

    – Aakheperure

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 3 years ago

    This is fantastic, all your work is! :O)

  • Thanks Vanessa! : )

    – Aakheperure

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Aakheperure

    HELUAalmost 3 years ago

    Great work Aakhe! I`m impressed:)

  • Thanks very much : )

    – Aakheperure

  • Donna Huntriss
    Donna Huntrissalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! the detailed work is awesome!

  • This one had a difficult birth, compounded by extreme humidity and other technical issues, but Set eventually vanquished Apep with his lance and the sun came out, so to speak!

    – Aakheperure

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 2 years ago


  • Thank you for featuring my work!

    – Aakheperure

  • Obonic
    Obonicabout 2 years ago

    The piece of the anhk has been restored!

  • Well spotted Obonic! I often “correct” and “restore” as I go, trying to get a piece just right. Not too little, not too much! :)

    – Aakheperure

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful done!

  • ☥ Thank you! ☥

    – Aakheperure

  • Zen-Art (Zenith)
    Zen-Art (Zenith)over 1 year ago

    What a lovely piece :-)

  • ☥ Thank you very much! ☥

    – Aakheperure

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