Friday, January 13, 2017

Draw an Egyptian lady



She's got no legs. 

Come on. We've done this a million times. All through school, all through college while taking notes. It's based on hieroglyph B1. It's needed for woman, for lady, for goddess, for wife, for sister, and children. We did this ten million times as hieroglyph. 



We drew it so many times writing that everybody, all of us scribe types, got sick of drawing it, honestly, it's wearisome, and the whole thing developed to a shortcut in cursive so B1 came out looking like this in hieratic:


And the classic hieroglyphs were leaned upon heavily for all manner of wall art repeatedly all over the place.

10 comments:

chickelit said...

I found the cut of the artist's top distracting.

Lem said...

There is a pop song from the 80s... draw like an Egyptian.

Lem said...

Have you noticed how close the words conversation and convert are?. Spooky close.

I know this is not a words post.

Lem said...

It's amazing sometimes how much relationships are all around me that I m not aware of.

For example for as long as I can remember I've used the first three letters of my first name and the first three letters of my last name (along with the digits 01) as my email address/name.

It turns out Lemang is an eastern food delicacy.

I was blown away.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It dawned on me, just a day or two ago, that "miser" and "miserable" start off the same. It was during an episode of "Still Game" when one of the characters referred to Tam as a miserable bastard and then the penny dropped.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I know precious little about ancient Egypt. No school that I remember except some exposure in 7th grade "world history" class. A few visits to museums to see mummies. Movies upon occassion.

Pretty piss poor, all in all.

Hey! Maybe the library has a lecture series on it!

Lem said...

If Egypt was the New York City of its day. Does that mean thousands of years from now the new New York City of that time will be somewhere other than New York City?

bagoh20 said...

"It turns out Lemang is an eastern food delicacy."

Yes, I'm sure you're quite delicious, but cleaning the meat is not for the faint of heart.

edutcher said...

Chip, Belinda Carlisle smiles.

As does Anne Baxter.

Ditto Rachel Weisz.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I know precious little about ancient Egypt. No school that I remember except some exposure in 7th grade "world history" class

I was lucky to get some exposure early, and I've always been fascinated with it.

Did you know the first girly mag was written in hieroglyphs?

Christy said...

Ever checked out a Mason's Bible? There's a big section in the back devoted to Egyptology. Dated, but riveting none the less.