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Egyptian Art at the Louvre

The Louvre houses a huge collection of Egyptian artefacts, a legacy of its occupation of the area for a short period at the end of the eighteenth century. French discoveries in Egypt founded the field of Egyptology and popularized archaeology.

The gold casing of an aristocrat’s mummy; The fine details have to be seen to believed, and the prosperity of ancient Egypt to be marvelled at.
A gold=painted statue of Isis, the mother goddess, consort of Osiris. Som of her divine traits allegedly percolated down and helped formed the mythology around Mary.
Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war and healing. Daughter of Ra, she led the Pharaoh’s army in battle and help heal the wounded after. Egyptian priests worshipped a different image of her every day of the year, a ritual that was supposed to placate her fearsome wrath.

About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

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5 thoughts on “Egyptian Art at the Louvre

  1. That fine detail looks amazing … Iโ€™m with Amy, welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | 02/02/2019, 1:57 AM
  2. Welcome back, Dr. Hb! Thank you for bringing THE LOUVRE back to WP. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Amy | 27/01/2019, 10:18 PM

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