Monday, March 11, 2013
"Peaceful and Reconciling Ptah"
Ink pen and colored pencil on acid free paper, 17.8 x 25.3 cm (7 x 10 in.)
Line drawing is available., also reversed version available, too.
I took many influences for this. The chief one is the line drawing I did of a detail from the stela of Penbuwy. But I also consulted a photo from Horemhab's tomb, and other photos.|
As with Thoth, Ptah also has a Reconciling Reputation. "Horus and Seth 'were reconciled and united...their quarreling ceased...being joined in the House of Ptah...'" (from the Shabako Stone, quoted by Simson Najovits in "Egypt, Trunk of the Tree", (Algora Publishing, 2003), page 191)
"And so all the gods and their kas assembled together for him (the god Ptah). The Peaceful and Reconciling One (a name of Ptah) was lord of the two lands." (Memphite Theology as quoted by John Gwyn Griffiths in The Origins of Osiris and His Cult, (Brill, 1980), page 160)
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