Category: illustration

Profile of the pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Profile of the pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Thoth, patron of scribes. God of writing, mag…

Thoth,

patron of scribes. God of writing, magic, wisdom, and the moon.

Illustration by Léon-Jean-Joseph Dubois, published in ‘Panthéon égyptien, collection des personnages mythologiques de l’ancienne Égypte, d’après les monuments’ by Jean-François Champollion, 1823. via Brooklyn Museum.

Isis and the baby Prince, illustration from …

Isis and the baby Prince, illustration from ‘The Myths of Ancient Egypt’ by Lewis Spence, 1917

Isis, goddess seen as ideal mother and wife, Queen Astarte appointed Isis, who was disguised as a beautiful stranger, to look after her son, the prince.

Evelyn Paul (1870-1945)

The Murder of Amenemhat I, illustration from…

The Murder of Amenemhat I, illustration from ‘Hutchinson’s History of the Nations’, pub.1915

Seti I building the Temple of Abydos, Egypt,…

Seti I building the Temple of Abydos, Egypt, from Hutchinson’s History of the Nations, pub.1915

Farewell To The Enchanted Island, illustrati…

Farewell To The Enchanted Island, illustration from ‘The Ancient East and its Story’ by James Baikie and Constance N. Baikie, published c.1920 

Apep or Apophis, an ancient Egyptian demon i…

Apep or Apophis, an ancient Egyptian demon in the form of a snake. Illustration by Léon-Jean-Joseph Dubois, published in ‘Panthéon égyptien, collection des personnages mythologiques de l’ancienne Égypte, d’après les monuments’ by Jean-François Champollion, 1823.

Priests of the sun in Ancient Egypt. Postcard,…

Priests of the sun in Ancient Egypt. Postcard, c.1900

Russian folklore: S. V. Bakalovitch

Tribute offerings from African tribes being pr…

Tribute offerings from African tribes being presented to the Pharaoh of Egypt. 

Illustration from (Braun & Schneider, Munich, 19th Century).

The Giraffe has a long and distinguished etymological history. As far as experts can tell, its name derives from the Arabic word “zarafa,” or “fast walker,” and Arab travelers may themselves have adopted this word from a Somali tribe. In early English usage, the Giraffe was variously known as the Jarraf or Ziraf, and for a brief period it was called a “Camelopard”–the people of medieval England being especially fond of chimaeric beasts composed of the parts of other animals, in this case a leopard and a camel.

The Giraffe Used to Be Known as the “Camelopard”

History of Goldsmithery: Melting and use o…

History of Goldsmithery: Melting and use of gold in Ancient Egypt. Liebig collectible card series: ‘Goldsmithery through the Ages’ (French: ‘L’orfèvrerie à travers les siècles’). 1921. S1097 (F1103).