The one day of the year that a Rosetta Stone Pumpkin makes perfect sense.
This image is where ancient Egypt meets Halloween meets amazing talent.
internet is awash with fabulous pumpkin creations, but this one is
different: the Rosetta Stone seemingly carved into a pumpkin.
is the work of artist Mike Matola. Mike normally works on lyric
portraits, where he creates an image made-up of hand-written lyrics or
film scripts. This time he has created the image of a suitably
spooky-looking pumpkin with the Rosetta Stone carved into it.
Mike’s words, it is “a wonderful and fun way to promote the season and
the insanely important discovery of the Rosetta Stone”.
Rosetta Stone was issued in 196 B.C. by a congress of priests who had
gathered in Memphis to strike a deal with the struggling king, Ptolemy
V. The stone records a decree that established the divine cult of the
young ruler – in return for some generous tax breaks for the
temples. The king received the priesthood’s influential backing and the
priests grew rich. Win-win.
You can check out more of Mike’s work at www.linebylineposters.com, or connect with his twitter/instagram @mikematola.