I added a print of my drawing of Astarte to the altar mix. It's a bit darker than the original drawing, but will serve for now. Also, a print of my hand drawn excerpt from Spell 50b in the Book of the Dead is above her image:
"Encircled: Excerpts from the Book of the Dead"|
A knot was knotted around me by Set
when the Ennead was still in its first strength
before the fighting had started.
A knot was knotted around me by Nut
in the primeval period, when I had not yet seen Ma'at
when the images of the god had not been created.
From spell 50b in the Book of the Dead
As quoted in "Entangled, Connected or Protected?
The power of knots and knotting in ancient Egypt
by Willeke Wendrich in Through a Glass Darkly:
Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt,
Edited by Kasia Szpakowska, page 256
I hope to soon announce an addition that will appear in this area, moving claw bell to where tall bell is to make way for a statue, based on my sketches. Photos of the casting mold to tease you below:
This view shows form
This lighting shows hieroglyph carving, this side has Set (Sutekh), Great of Magic (Heka).
Now that the sculptor has done her mold, we wait for the foundry.
Meanwhile, you can see the beautiful Bast Lena Toritch made