Tablet Dedicated to Thoth - held at the Metropolitan Museum
Limestone, 1st-2nd century CE
Rogers Fund, 1955 (55.143)
(From the info card)
"Thoth appears three times, from left to right: assimilated with the moon god Khonsu-Harpokrates, in baboon form, and as an ibis-head crowned figure. The last wears an elaborate mythological kilt like those seen on representations of Roman Period pharaohs at Dendara. Three small panels on the kilt illustrate, from top: a griffin-type form that presumably represents the god Nemesis, an eagle (?) and a seated baboon."
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… what might’ve been.
Watercolor drafts of the Thoth Tarot by Lady Frieda Harris. Two versions of the Atu I (The Magus), and early versions of Atu XVIII (The Moon) and the Knight of Disks. Found here.
I think I like the first Magus better than any of the other alternative versions (and perhaps, oh heretic!, better than the final version). I still wish I could find an image of the draft of Atu 0 that resembles Harpo Marx!
My spirit guide resigned … I mean can they do that?
Six of Disks (Spheres) - Liber T
Still one of the most amazing engineering feats … moving them and making sure the Temple still lined up with the sun.
The statue of Ramesses the Great at the Temple of Abu Simbel in the process of being reassembled after needing to be relocated in 1976 to save it from the rising waters of the Nile. This structure was originally built under Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE.
Here’s a quick video made by UNESCO which gives some further information about the site.
Image via Wiki Commons.