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Wadjet, The Goddess protecting Pharoh and The Land Of Egypt

EGP750EGP3,500

Dimensions: Mini (17 x 30 cm) Medium (26 x 60 cm)

Inspired by a relief from the late Ptolemaic period 400-30 BC, Egypt; currently displayed at the Metropolitan museum in New York..

Fine art print made on archival fine art japanese Epson paper. Digitally edited print of original collage by artist on papyrus using acrylic colors and handmade paper mosaics.

Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artist.

Wadjet Blue
Wadjet Turquoise
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

Wadjet was a symbol of protection and royal authority and protector of Lower (Northern) Egypt. Upon unification of the country, she became the joint protector and patron of all of Egypt, together with the vulture goddess Nekhbet. Both goddesses were called the Two Ladies, protectors of unified Egypt. Wadject was closely associated with the Eye of Ra, a powerful protective entity in ancient Egypt that functions as a feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra and a violent force that subdues his enemies. The Eye is an extension of Ra’s power, equated with the disk of the sun, but it also behaves as an independent entity, which can be personified by a wide variety of Egyptian goddesses, including Hathor, Sekhmet, Bastet, Wadjet, and Mut. The Eye goddess acts as mother, sibling, consort, and daughter of the sun god. She is his partner in the creative cycle in which he begets the renewed form of himself that is born at dawn. The Eye’s violent aspect defends Ra against the agents of disorder that threaten his rule.   Its life-giving power was celebrated in temple rituals, and its dangerous aspect was invoked in the protection of the pharaoh, of sacred places, and of ordinary people and their homes.

Additional information

Additional information

Print Size

Mini, Medium

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

Wadjet Blue, Wadjet Turquoise