Monday, November 22, 2010

Egyptian Images from the Napoleonic Expedition

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,

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