Monday, February 22, 2021
Back in October of 2019, I came up with this idea, and brought it so far, and didn't do any more with it:
Variation on Frontal Hathor Plaque Idea
That's the original idea (loosely based on the lovely lapis plaque at the Cairo museum (JE 86780 GEM 2360)),
along with the stiff plastic base to serve as a base for the relief.
Experimenting with a less cow-shaped face, and smiling a bit
Reverse of original sketch to the right...
Merja Attia shared a photo of a faience plaque depicting the Goddess Nut, which came to Finland from the Egizio Museo (Inv. 1536) for a travelling show. It is in similar shape to the Hathor-plaques, except that it lacks the crown base at the top, and has more of a human face. Also, I'm wondering if the hair ribbons often show on depictions of front facing Hathor might suggest a star?
I think perhaps, as I have the base, I should get out of 'thinking' phase and start 'creating'?
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