In celebration of Howard Carter’s birthday, I offer a selection of free Egyptian clip art images.
I’ve been interested in Egyptian art and history since I was very young. I was in grade school when the 1st exhibition of King Tutankhamen’s booty made the rounds in the late 1970s, but unfortunately failed to convince my folks to take me to New York to see the show at the Met. They did, however, give to me many books on Egypt that I still own, and for many years my mother would take me to the University of Penn Museum for my birthday.
Today Google, by way of their “Google Doodle”, informed me that today is the birthday of Howard Carter, the co-discover of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. And so in tribute of that obscure tit-bit, here are a few image selections from my copy of The Story of the Pharaohs by Rev. James Baikie, F.R.A.S., 1917. Click on the images for larger versions that can be used as free clip art.
Hathor of Denderah, the Godddess of Pleasure and Joy, pictured as a woman whose face is surrounded by broad plaits of hair, and who wears cow’s ears, or who bears a head-dress consisting of two horns with the solar disc between them.
Anubis, the God of Departing Souls, was typified under the form of the jackal which haunts the cemeteries.
Sekhmet, portrayed as a lioness, represented the destroying heat of the sun.
Canopic jars contained and protected the viscera that was removed from the deceased during the mummification process. The four children of Horus represented on the jars above are Amset, Hapi, Tuamautef, and Qebhesennuf.
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