1) Egypt: Preparing a Mummy

1) Egypt: Preparing a Mummy


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Ancient Egyptians Believed that Man has two kinds of spiritual entities, ba, the soul, and ka, "personality". After death, ba went to the Amduat, egyptian underworld ruled by Osiris, while ka remained on earth. Monumental Pyramids and Tombs were actually houses for Pharaoh's ka, which to survive needed it's body. If the corpse decomposed, ka of the deceased would be doomed, thus Egyptians developed the art of mummification. Here, after removing the dead pharaoh's entrails and leaving the body in soda for 70 days to dessicate, a priest, wearing ritual mask of Jackal god Anubis, wraps pharaoh's body in linen bandages. After that, the mummy will be put in a sarcophagus, and then, along with many treasures, it will be put in a tomb.

Comment by Till » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:33 am

not later than reading the description, you know thats Eggys' pic :lol:
Anyway, a great one! 4/5!
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Comment by Eggyslav » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:51 pm

Damn right it is mine Till! :lol:

Anyways, the tattoos are supposed to be Hieroglyphs, and the whole picture was ment to give an impression of an ancient inscribed temple/tomb wall, or a papyrus... That's why there's a floating snake with sun disc and other weird stuff around here......
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Comment by Julian B. » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:29 pm

Very nice picture! Espacially the priest wearing Anubis mask with his clothing, the nose and eyes. The hieroglyphics with the snake are much creative. The bandage out of the cat tail too. You took a lot of time in Details :thumbup:
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Comment by Till » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:35 pm

except the chinese letters and the parts in the bottom right corner everything fits well!
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Comment by Julian B. » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:42 pm

@Till: you mean that in the right? ;)
I think they are tools to mummificate the Pharao, aren´t they? I think it fits to the scenery, otherwise it would look a bit of empty.
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Comment by Eggyslav » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:46 pm

Till wrote:
except the chinese letters and the parts in the bottom left corner everything fits well!


As I said, these were supposed to be Hieroglyphs, and the stuff at the bottom were meant to be embalming tools and a papyrus scroll, or a roll of bandages... although, you're right, egyptians didn't had iron, not to mention syringes...... :P Just treat them as humorous aspect of the picture...
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Comment by zachrayblue » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:55 pm

wow i love it

Comment by Caribou » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:47 am

Nice. One of your best, for sure.
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Comment by bellaXraven » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:16 am

Fantastic as always, Eggy! =)
The guy's mask on the right is really great. Very Egyptian!!!
Love the color scheme...and it really looks like the mummy is being wrapped!
I think this is my personal favorite picture in the contest.
5/5 :thumbup:
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Comment by Eggyslav » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:03 am

bellaXraven wrote:
Fantastic as always, Eggy! =)
The guy's mask on the right is really great. Very Egyptian!!!
Love the color scheme...and it really looks like the mummy is being wrapped!
I think this is my personal favorite picture in the contest.
5/5 :thumbup:


Thank you Bella!
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Comment by ADePALMA1251 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:40 pm

Yes, this is definitley one of the most cleanest two character pictures. Nice work.
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Comment by Janina » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:07 pm

5 points :)
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