Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Egyptian Versus Greek

I have long been a fan of the Egyptians and their many Gods (Jewish captivity and 10 commandments aside). Anubis has been one of my top favorites and until 2007 I did not know (as I have discovered many didn't) that I was using the wrong name. Anubis, is the Greek name of an Egyptian God. Anpu is one of the more correct names for this God (there are about 3 possible names better and more accurate than Anubis, but I like Anpu best).

Most representations of Anubis/Anupu are really a priest in a mask, acting as the God. Here I did Anpu as himself NOT as someone in a mask. The hieroglyphics are real and are part of the summoning or inviting Anpu to come and judge the dead. In Egyptian tombs, they would have a fake or painted door for him to come through. That is what this picture shows.

I think it was about 8 1/2 x 11 , Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. "Anpu Rising"


  1. Eqyptian gods was always very interesteing to me, i would love to go to Egypt and see it all in person, i'm actually reading a book called "In Seeing a Large Cat". It's a Egyption mistery novel.

  2. 4 toes...I am not sure, I am sure it was on purpose, maybe the 5th is just off the edge as it is an animal style foot.

  3. someday you need to do a picture of Nephertem

  4. This is a very impressive painting to me because it conveys the action so well. He has been summoned and the expression on his face as in he looks around as to who summoned him and his determination is just there. Very dynamic!