Symbolism in the art of Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, Valley of the Queens

Personal reproduction of the north-east vestibule wall of QV66 by Natalie Watson Tomb QV66 located in the Valley of the Queens is one of the largest and most lavishly decorated in Egypt’s history. It was built as the final resting place for the favourite queen of Ramesses II, Nefertari Meritenmut (“Beautiful Companion, Beloved of the … Continue reading Symbolism in the art of Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, Valley of the Queens

Six Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

My newest print features the six major goddesses of protection, motherhood, love and death from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon; Nephthys, Isis, Amentat, Hathor, Maat and Neith. Though this is my creation, the figures are stylistically based on those seen in the wall reliefs from the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, dating to around 1300 … Continue reading Six Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

The Funerary Offering Table of Watetkhethor, a 6th Dynasty Egpytian Princess

My latest reproduction is a wall painting for the tomb of Watetkhethor, daughter of king Teti, dating to Dynasty 6 (around 2290 BC). It shows Watetkhethor seated in front of a table of offerings, whilst servants bring her legs of meat and birds to add to her piles of bread and gifts of flowers. The … Continue reading The Funerary Offering Table of Watetkhethor, a 6th Dynasty Egpytian Princess

Atum Repelling Apep, Serpent of Chaos

My reproduction of a scene from the ancient Egyptian Book of Gates features the creation god Atum repelling the serpent of chaos, Apep (Apophis). It is based on a wall painting from the tomb of Ramesses I in the Valley of the Kings (KV16). The Book of Gates is a funerary text dating from the … Continue reading Atum Repelling Apep, Serpent of Chaos

Naqada Pottery of Predynastic Egypt; a 5,400-year-old Representation of a River Festival

This unprovenanced jar in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection dates to between c. 3450 to 3330 BCE. It is a particularly fine example of late Neqada II decorated ware, pottery made of fine marl clay and embellished with recurring motifs representing the Egyptian desert and Nilotic environment. It depicts three boats travelling in procession … Continue reading Naqada Pottery of Predynastic Egypt; a 5,400-year-old Representation of a River Festival

The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun, 1350 BC

My reproduction is based on a wall painting from an 18th Dynasty tomb chapel located in the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. It belonged to Nebamun, a wealthy, middle-ranking official scribe and grain counter at the temple complex in Thebes. The tomb’s plastered walls were richly and skilfully decorated … Continue reading The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun, 1350 BC

The Goddess Hathor and Seti I

This beautiful relief was part of the decoration of the tomb well-preserved tomb of King Seti I (KV17) in the Valley of the Kings. It depicts Seti walking towards the still figure of the goddess Hathor, who played an important role in welcoming the dead to the underworld and accompanying them into the afterlife. Hathor, … Continue reading The Goddess Hathor and Seti I

Formula One World Champions since 1950

Poster: Formula 1 Wall of Champions

I finally completed a little home decorating project; my F1 Wall of Champions. Every formula one word champion since 1950 proudly displaying their year(s) of victory (Schumacher was a bit of a squeeze!). Stitched together on Photoshop, I had this printed on a large canvas which now graces my living room wall. If you like … Continue reading Poster: Formula 1 Wall of Champions