New beginnings; renewal; rebirth; regeneration
After spending the night in the underworld, regenerating from an old, tired man into a vigorous, healthy youth, the sun god Re would emerge, triumphant, into the dawn sky as the scarab beetle Khepri to begin a new day. The Egyptian word kheper meant ‘to come into being’ or ‘transform’.
This particular amulet, just under six centimetres in length, is made of limestone and part of the collection at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool (accession number E.1157). Its original provenance – where it comes from, and when – is, unfortunately, unknown; all we know is that it comes from Egypt.
All images are made to order and are printed and mounted by a Liverpool-based independent art printer. Images are printed on a fibre-based paper using pigment inks. Both paper and ink are of archival quality, meaning they’ll last much longer than normal photographic prints.
Prints come mounted but not framed. Mounted sizes fit standard frames available from stores such as Amazon, and come in the following measurements:
- Small prints have a mounted size of 18 cm x 24 cm
- Medium prints have a mounted size of 30 cm x 40 cm
- Large prints have a mounted size of 40 cm x 50 cm
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- Outside the UK is dependent on international delivery times
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