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The Zodiac of Dendera

The Zodiac of Dendera

12x12 inches (Tablet)

12x13 inches (Tablet + Stand)

 

The insane detail of the ceiling Zodiac of Dendera, Egypt!  Hours of digital cleaning and inspection were done before the first slate was successfully minted.  This famous circular sandstone bas-relief is a planisphere depicting the constellations in graphic form. It was added to the ceiling of a chapel dedicated to Osiris inside the Hathor Temple in the Dendera Temple complex in Upper Egypt, sometime after 51 B.C., during the Greco-Roman Period. In the early nineteenth century, it was blasted out of the temple’s ceiling by an antiquities collector and shipped to France after being discovered during Napoleon’s Egypt expedition. It currently resides at the Louvre. The exact use or purpose of this unique depiction of celestial bodies is not clear, but many historians suspect that the 51 B.C. death of Ptolemy Auletes, and subsequent rise to power the following year of his daughter, Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Egypt, are directly related to its creation.Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection. Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA. Others in the series available.

Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting.  The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery.  You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel.  Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal.  Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images.  These relics you CAN touch!  Discover your World!

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Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection.  This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired.   Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.

$115.00Price
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