Wednesday, 7 March 2012

More Egyptian antiquities

The owner of my "Cabinet de curiosités" spent a lot of time in Egypt, buried in the darkest shops of
Old Cairo. Guess what he has found this time behind a dirty curtain in the rear room of a perfumes shop.

I believe that they sell real antiquities coming from unauthorised excavations in the Memphite necropolis. The 1 inch scale necropolis of course ! Or perhaps it is a good forgery.

The paintings are still so fresh that they seems to be brand new [and for good reason...].

It's a canopic jars chest placed under the protection of the "4 sons of Horus" Hapi, Imsety, Duamutef and Qebehsenuef. They are anoint by the 4 funerary goddesses : Isis, Nephtys, Neith and Serket.

Qebehsenuef, the hawk, protects the intestines of the dead placed in the canopic jar, and is protected by Serket the goddess, making a libation over his head.

Imsety, the human, protects the liver and is protected by Isis

Duamutef, the jackal, protects the stomach and is protected by Neith

Hapi, the baboon, protects the lungs and is protected by Nephtys

Next time, I'll show you the inside. I didn't have the time to make the canopy jars yet.


  1. Awesome! It's a perfect miniature.
    Bye Faby

  2. That's a lovely piece and I enjoyed reading the description too.

  3. Wonderful piece of Artwork!
    Good historystory!

  4. Fantastica, una verdadera obra de arte.
    besitos ascension

  5. Solo tengo una palabra definirlo PERFECTO. Me encanta¡¡¡¡¡ Cuando hice mi escena sobre Egipto disfrute tanto mas de lo que leía para documentarme como intentando reproducir la idea que tenia. Un abrazo. Carmen

  6. A beautifully detailed and unique piece of work.

  7. Wonderful chest I love it. The history is very interesting.
    Hugs Maria

  8. What a beautiful chest, I really love it!

  9. Es una réplica perfecta..En mi blog tienes una tumba egipcia, en cuya cámara del tesoro tienes muchas cosas para ver...Puedes visitarla cuando quieras...Un abrazo