Flight of Horace

FOH - I lay in the water

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I lay in the water self defeated.  My only onlookers were a few fish nibbling at my threads.

Horace’s pose (floating) is based on E. Prisse d’Avennes drawing of Ramesses II’s Battle Against the Hittites on the Banks of the Orontes (Thebes, Ramesseum, 19th Dynasty) – Atlast of Egyptian Art, American University in Cairo Press, 1997

The fish are based on the Nile fish found in the tomb of Nebamun.

I Lay in the Water Self Defeated

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Flight of Horace

My soul leapt out of me

FOH - P3

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“My soul leapt out of me high atop that golden perch.  As I spiraled down, my heart fluttered like a caged bird with clipped wings.  My body dropped into the raging sea below.”

Horace’s soul is represented as that of a falcon.  When Horace decides to leap to his death, the soul leaves in defiance of the act.

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Flight of Horace

I wasn’t getting it

FOH - P2

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“I wasn’t getting it.  I was lost in the fog of my own ego.  My soul was displeased with me and had other plans.  We both wanted it to end.”

For more information on the ancient Egyptian concept of the soul  Onlookers based on the mourners painted on the walls of the Tomb of Ramose

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Flight of Horace

Eduring like the fog covering the city

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Egyptian water pattern as seen in the tomb of Sennedjem.  Fog inspired by various spiral patterns often scene in tombs of Tell el AmarnaTheban tombs and Saqqara

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