When I was growing up I wanted to be an Archaeologist and fell in love with all things ancient; especially Egyptian art. Recently I came across a series of engravings that were done in the late 18th century via the Napoleonic Expedition.
Napoleon Bonaparte sent his troops to conquer Egypt;
with them he sent 167 scientist, architects and artists to document and retrieve artifacts.
This was known at the Napoleonic Expedition (1798-1801)
Here are a few of my favorite images
that these talented men left behind.
This is the same commemorative plaque as above; except I removed the internal images
in Photoshop so I could use it as a frame for other artwork.
Sekhmet - Warrior Goddess of - The Avenger of Wrongs
Sekhmet - Statue Only
I liked this image so much that I removed the background in Photoshop
so I could have the statue alone to use in my artwork.
A different version of Sekhmet - Full Statue - Front View
A different version of Sekhmet - Full Statue - Side View
Egyptian Temple Wall Engraving
Carved Head from Thebes
Another Carved Head from Thebes
Statue from Thebes
Another statue from Thebes
Rams Head Sphinx - Thebes
Another Ram Head Sphinx Statues - Thebes
Thebes had around 900 Ram head Sphinxes.
Colossi of Memnon Statue - Pharaoh Amenhotep III - Thebes
(this is what the artist believed it would have looked like if not damaged)
Colossi of Memnon Statue - Pharaoh Amenhotep III - Thebes - Side View
Egyptian Temple Scene
Egyptian Desert Scene
Temple of Khnum at Esna
I look forward to using these images in future artwork and I hope others will find them inspirational as well.
Grins and Giggles,