V is for Vulture
Top row: Death mask of Tutankhamun; Vulture collar symbolizing the goddess, Nekhbet
Bottom row: Pendant from the tomb of Tutankhamun; Relief of Queen Nefertari.
The Ancient Egyptians view vultures as symbols of motherhood and protection. Various goddesses are depicted as holding the vulture as scared from Isis, Queen of the Gods, Mut the Mother-Goddess; Nut the Sky Goddess and Nekhbet the Vulture Goddess. Queens traditionally wore headdresses depicting a vulture (especially the Egyptian Vulture/N.percnoterus), although some queens like Nefertiti and Hatshepsut preferred not to, due to the crown’s representation of the traditional female role. Nefertiti even came up with a new design for her crown. However, Nefertari, the primary wife of Rameses II embraced the crown wholeheartedly.
There are several sub-species of Vultures known to the Ancient Egyptians such as the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnoterus), also known as Pharaoh’s chicken, due to its size; the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus); Lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus); and the Sociable vulture (Vultur auricularis). Most of these vultures are considered vulnerable or endangered species.
Most recently, these vultures have been featured in the popular meme, Keep Calm and Carrion (sorry, can’t help it).
Discussion on the significance of the Vulture Crown and its wearers: Mary Abrams’s paper @ Brigham Young U
A comprehensive site on the excavation and conservation of King Tut’s tomb: The Griffith Institute.
The Beautiful Isis
As I told you, I decided to draw Isetnofret ( The Beautiful Isis), The Great Royal Wife of Ramesses II..
Again, I’m using a more detailed style and I’m considering to draw Ramesses, his parents, maybe even other characters from my book, like the slave girls of queens, children (not so sure about them because there are 10 main kids…so I think children will be left out), priest of Amun, Nefertari’s brother- Iset’s lover- mayor of Waset; Amenmose, Ramesses two sisters: older Tia and much younger Hentumire.
Anyway, here you can see Isetnofret, mother of future heir, Merenptah. In my book neither Iset or Nefertari are main antagonists nor protagnosts, actually in each main part of the book it is written from looking how Iset or Nefertari are dealing with others and trying to make their way to become the most powerful person in world at that time.
Isetnofret is also beautiful and everybody loves her but Nefertari has always been the one who is more beautiful and more loved. Still, Ramesses loves Iset almost the same as Nefertari, if not even more!
The hand gave me unbelievable problems to make it look like a realistic hand so I decided to draw her holding a lotus flower. Very Egyptian, I know! :D
So that’s all for now! Hope you like it!
See ya! :D
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
this is the best one go home
#I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I NEED TO WRITE MY NAME FOR
This is the single greatest thing this fandom has ever produced.
is the host Gabriel
Who else winces in fear when a gang of 12-year-olds approaches
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Series: Legend of Korra
lol look they finally found god.
Characters: Lust & Gluttony
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