#repost @nicholawola with @get_repost 👽Aspire to Inspire: I’m so in love with this piece made by the O-So- Talented and beautiful creative @nicholawola . I’m honored to have been your muse for this project! Everything about this is so me! Love your way of communicating by your compelling #hieroglyphs and dynamic color pallet. Keep up the great work my sister!👽👁👽 #repost ・・・ Work In Progress. The symbols seen in my work are inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs and West African Adinkra symbols. I paint them around my subjects to form a protective and meditative space. I am interested in exploring a deep and spiritual form of communication. #nicholewashingtonart much 💕💕 to @nikkiwoods305 for being my muse. 🔮
Spent the day on the West Bank of the Nile. Visited the Colossus of Memnon, tombs in the Valley Of The Kings, explored Hatshepsut’s Temple, and ended the day seeing Deir al-Medina (workers tombs). Successful first day in Luxor!
The goddess Isis often wears a hieroglyph on her head--a throne--that also writes her name in ancient Egyptian: Is.t. In other uses, the throne has the phonetic value "st" as it did in the last post. Isis' hieroglyphic crown is here illustrated with two Ptolemaic sculptures (ca. 332 - 30 BCE) in @metmuseum that illustrate two of the goddesses' significant roles: as mourner of her slain husband Osiris (whose name in ancient Egyptian, Wsir, is also written with the throne sign - he will be the topic of the next post) and mother of Horus, cosmic deity and divine embodiment of kingship. Isis was also the "great magician," whose spells not only protected her son Horus (providing a template for spells against snakes and scorpions in the ancient Egyptian grimoire), but were also effective against the chaos serpent Apep. Swipe again for an image of Isis and the Elder Magician at the prow of Re's bark in the seventh hour of the Book of the Hidden Chamber (commonly known as the Book of Amduat). The painted image is from the tomb of Thutmose III in the Valley of the Kings, and although Isis does not wear the throne, the st-throne, but you can see the throne and t-loaf written above her head. That's a wonderful upshot of reading hieroglyphs: you can figure out exactly who's who in an ancient Egyptian scene! . #hieroglyphs#hieroglyphic#hieroglyph#hieroglyphics#ancientegypt#egypt#egyptian#egyptologist#egyptology#arthistory#ancienthistory#egyptianart#calligraphic#arthistorian#historyofreligion#ancientreligion#ancientmythology#egyptiangoddess#osiris#valleyofthekings#amduat