Sunday, June 17, 2012
"A Cloak of Stars"

This piece was influenced by many things, chiefly ancient Egyptian! See these cloaked figures, (in addition to the Set-animal!):

Seated Cloaked Man



A Cloak of Stars

I'm rather pleased with this piece. Today, I've been delving into ancient Egypt as well. The Louvre has a lovely set of Middle Kingdom canopic jars, decorated with two arms. You can follow the link to see the original photos and read more about them, or you can just look (and/or print my trace:

Red terracotta canopic jars decorated with two arms, one holding an ankh and the other a was scepter.
For civil servant Hepy, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2033-1710 B.C.E.
Oldest canopic jars the Louvre has, purchase 1952, #E 11257
"This design exists on only a very small number of jars."

Monday, June 18, 2012
"Still Finding Treasures"

I thought I'd gone through all my photos from the New York trip, but I'm still finding nice ones. I need to find a place for this piece in the galleries:

Leg from a bed or chair
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, ca. 3100–2650 B.C.E.
Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos (Umm el-Qaab, Tell el-Manshiya, others), Amélineau
Elephant ivory, H: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926, MMA 26.7.1282

Sunday, June 24, 2012
"Drawing Done While Not Being Able to Sleep"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Colorfully Receptive"

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