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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fwd: πŸ”΅ Here’s a little BLUESDAY inspiration from our Egyptian art...


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On 11/21/2017 06:00 AM, Brooklyn Museum wrote:
πŸ”΅  Here's a little BLUESDAY inspiration from our Egyptian art...

πŸ”΅  Here's a little BLUESDAY inspiration from our Egyptian art collection, currently on view in Infinite Blue.

Egyptians described their gods as having gold skin and hair of lapis lazuli. Occasionally, Egyptian gods also appear with blue skin, its color pointing to their celestial nature. As a deity closely associated with the moon, the ibis-headed god Thoth on this Funerary Stela was at times represented with blue skin.

Funerary Stela, circa 945–712 b.c.e. Probably from Thebes, Egypt; Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22. Wood, painted Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1386E



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