The Great Temple of Abu Simbel | Ancient Egyptian Papyrus Painting
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Artist: Ahmed Fathy
Size: Approximately 12" X 16"
Title: "The Great Temple of Abu Simbel"
Origin: Hand Painted in Egypt on Handmade Egyptian Papyrus Paper
Description: This exquisite painting by Ahmed Fathy features the statues of Ramesses II on the entrance of The Great Temple at Abu Simbel, one of the two massive rock temple complex in Abu Simbel in southern Egypt that were built in the reign of Ramesses II. Each year, on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall except for the statue of Ptah, the god connected with the Underworld, who always remained in the dark.
Egyptian Papyrus Paper
Our papyrus paper is handmade in Egypt from the inner stem of the finest Cyperus Papyrus plants. Our suppliers responsibly grow their own plants, then use the inner stems to make the thin strips form which the final papyrus sheets are formed.
The sheets are formed by arranging the strips side by side in two cross layers, then soaking them in water for six to twelve weeks. The sheets are then hammered to squeeze out the remaining water, dried, then polished and cut to size. The result is an exquisite natural cotton like, yet slightly textured handmade paper like you’ve never seen before.
The process of crafting papyrus paper is a green eco friendly process that goes back thousands of years ago. All the steps are made by hand, and the Papyrus Paper gets its unique neutral color naturally from soaking into water. The more the sheets are soaked the darker they become.
Painting on papyrus paper creates a magnificent textured unique piece of art, that you can hang on your wall and be sure that it will impress you, as well as your guests every time you look at it.
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