Flight of Horace

The sun approached me slowly, reaching out with warm rays of light. Misery took my hand and offered me as the child in loving embrace.

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Based on a work at flightofhorace.com.

I’m experimenting with the lettering by adding color to the hieroglyphs using “block” style justification.

In this scene, I’ve placed Horace in a “captive” pose (poses depicting foreign captives) found in the Theban Necropolis (18th Dynasty). ¬†This one in particular, was sketched by E. Prisse d’Avennes (Drawing PL.II.3, Atlas of Egyptian Art).

The sun is based on the Aten, the deified solar disk which was Amenhotep IV’s¬†(Akhenaten) inspiration for the establishing the first monotheistic religion.

Misery Took My Hand