Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tut's Throne - Working on the cobras

Worked on underpainting of the cobras on the upper left. The cobra was the symbol of the protection of the fiery power of the god Ra.

The cobra goddess who protected the pharaoh was called Wadjet, the Eye of Ra. She was the goddess of Buto, and was considered to be the personification of the Lower Egypt (that is: the northern part of Egypt). She was present in the crown of the king together with her sister, the vulture goddess Nekhbet. Together they represented the Upper and Lower Egypt and symbolized the king's rule of the whole country.

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