Sunday, October 23, 2011
I have also a printable and colorable version
I created the linear version as part of the process of gathering Was-scepter images for my gathering of Set-related imagery. I used a larger version of a photo
in _Tutankhamun_, text T. G. James, photos A. DeLuca as a tracing guide. The gilded wood statue of Ptah, with bronze Was scepter, inlaid with gold at the Cairo Museum is gorgeous. But its lines needed clarification.
Having created the linear version, I wanted to color it. But my two printer prints came out faded. I just put a new cartridge in, did I use up all the ink for this print of a dark and stormy Set? My bad results encouraged a digital version.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
But while I hunted the archives, I found another statue, which I'd deemed "worthy enough" to photograph. The museum website says it's "not currently on view". I hope that's only because they've put it into storage, or it's temporarily on tour, and not that it, too, is being prepared to be sent away permanently. I think this is the more likely and happy outcome, because the page for the repatriated Aphrodite has been removed.
"the layered clothing and the snake she holds are typical of Hygieia (personification of health)"
When we got home, Julia wanted her picture taken, and it came out very well. In addition to the crop for 5x7 above, I have a 8x10 crop at her photo gallery.
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