Thursday, August 7, 2014 B
"Drawing: Wepwawet"

     Ink pen and colored pencil on acid free paper, 17.8 x 25.3 cm (7 x 10 in.)

I got inspired by a statue at the Walters museum. Okay, the statue is of Anubis (Anpu), but someone knowledgeable thought the two cobras suggested Wepwawet. But a zoom in on the glyphs, and it's Anpu.

You want Wepwawet? We artists can fix! :)

For the glyphs, I consulted various sources, including Per-Sabu's photos of various images of Wepwawet. There's some variance to the glyphs used, but I went with the ones in George Hart's "Egyptian Gods", and the example of vertical placement on the cartonnage of Nespanetjernpare at the Brooklyn Museum as captured at Per Sabu.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
"Colorful Wepwawet"

     Ink pen and colored pencil on acid free paper, 17.8 x 25.3 cm (7 x 10 in.)

How to color Wepwawet? I wondered, should I go grey or brown? Then I thought to check a colorful source, KV 57, Horemheb's tomb, (here if not there). A zoom reveals the black headed jackal deity is Anubis (Anpu), but it's the glyphs that tell you that. Anyway, black face, reddish body and bluish hair, that's what I went with. The jackal headed "Soul of Nekhen" in KV 16 has similar coloring.

Note of November 26, 2017:
I have another color variation. I also flip his direction, as this is a digitally created variation.

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