Khnum The Divine Potter

EGP750EGP8,000

Dimensions: Mini (15 x 20 cm) Medium (40 x 50 cm) Large (50 x 70 cm) Extra Large (70 x 90 cm)

Inspired by a sunk relief from the 28th dynasty, around 400 BC; displayed at the Metropolitan museum in New York.

Fine art print based on a collage designed by Dina Shalaby using handmade mosaics painted with acrylic colors and applied gold leaf. Digitally edited. 3 color options available.

20 limited edition prints available for each color option, regardless of size; signed and numbered by Dina Shalaby.

 

Black & Gold
Multi Color
White & Blue
Clear
The price includes framing, local shipping and a product pack in papyrus binding (with certificate of authenticity, story behind the piece and words of wisdom from Ancient Egypt)
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Description

Description

STORY BEHIND THE PIECE

Creation of man from clay is a recurring theme in different world religions and traditions. And in ancient Egypt that creator was Khnum the Ram. One of the earliest ancient Egyptian deities and god of the source of the Nile, Khnum used the slit and clay brought by the annual flooding of the river and its water to create people using a potter wheel. He then placed them in their mothers’ wombs. He also molded the other deities, thus becoming “Divine Potter” and “Lord of created things from himself'”. Despite his gigantic mandate, Khnum comes across as an accessible and down to earth deity, quite literally. His symbol is the ram, a domesticated animal, potent and fertile. He uses the same materials and tools that mortal potters use. He is family: people call him the “Father of Fathers and the Mother of Mothers”. Not only he is a creator but also a protector, helping people during their lives as well as in the kingdom of the dead. He also lends a hand to other deities, like Ra – the Sun god – assisting him in his nightly travel through the underworld on the Solar Barque.

Additional information

Additional information

Print Size

Extra Large, Mini, Medium, Large

Frame Options

Double Frame Black & Golden, Double Frame Black & Silver, Single Frame Black Wood, Single Frame Golden Wood, Single Frame White Wood, Without Frame

Color

Black & Gold, Multi Color, White & Blue