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B105 - WHEN RA, ISIS AND HORUS WERE IN A PHOENICIAN BOAT. - 2009. / Painting Acrylic / 127 x 85 cm - 50 x 33,4 inches / 6850 USD

Description: B105 - WHEN RA, ISIS AND HORUS WERE IN A PHOENICIAN BOAT. - 2009. Acrylic on canvas - bent frame - 127 x 85 cm - 50 x 33,4 inches. BABYLONIAN / (Translated by GOOGLE) / If we find these Egyptian gods in a Phoenician boat (= approximately Phoenicia Lebanon today) it's because around 1800 BC, Egypt seized the Phoenicia it conserved in a protectorate until 1400 BC. But Phoenicia was not truly independent of Egypt in 1100 BC Their gods accompanied them to the point that at least two kings Sidonian (Eshmounazor II and Tabnit) became mummified sarcophagi imported into Egypt with the original hieroglyphic inscriptions and their own Phoenician writing, without forgetting the amulets Egyptian scarabs and some with the cartouche of Ramses II. But many others in the Egyptian sarcophagi were found, but they were mostly imported from Greece. Returning to our table ... Its origin comes from a scarab of green jasper carved 13 x 11mm, No. 1962 19758 surveyed at the Museum of Geneva. It dates from the fifth century BC It is considered a centerpiece of the engraved gems Phoenician. We see three famous people in positions that fully identify Egyptian mythology, namely Isis with her son Horus, which she lent her breast and "kissing" with one hand and is wearing a sun disk supported by cow horns. She is wearing a tight dress decorated with gold bands or strips which enclose in crossed lines. She is sitting on a chair surmounted by a lamp topped by a flame (his name in hieroglyphics Iset means "seat") and one can imagine that the stool below is for the child Horus. In the face of Isis, Râ, surmounted by the solar disk, wearing a short dress decorated with golden rims. His hand lowered, it is the rod whose end has the appearance of a stylized greyhound. The shape of the boat evokes the moon, suggesting the bipolarity of the world. But the unexpected is Mehen snake guard present and into the boat and space changing the water, sky and the underworld. A couple of fish crosses over marine plants unidentified, and final in the lower right corner: the egg that bathes the monogram of your living artist! Isis: Mother Goddess protector and savior of the Egyptian mythology. According to the myth, she raised the child Horus, the son whom she had with her brother Osiris. It is equated with Hathor, because of its function of feeding and recovering the Christians as the Virgin Mary suckling Jesus. It is also a magician who favors the resurrection of the dead. Horus (Hor in Egyptian name = the distance), the god of sky and sun, protector of the pharaohs (Horus during 3000 was the first name of the royal title) He sees through the sun and moon. There are two representations of Horus, the child's traditional with his mother Isis, then the adult with a falcon's head, a double ring with snake and a bull's tail, a cross and the ankh scepter . Râ (or Rê) the Sun God: creator, is the most important god of Egypt. It has some similarities with Horus adult with whom he should not be confused. The day Râ through the sky on his solar boat at night, the sun travels in his boat to the underworld of the dead. He is accompanied by deities who defend against their enemy, the serpent Apophis, who is trying to destroy each night: every sunrise is a victory won by Râ on the forces of darkness.

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In actual fact, I want to tell you without misrepresentation, the whole story of Philhelm, which begins in Alsace (It was still a Germanic country and will become French only in 1678!) in the castle of Lichtenberg, on April 23rd 1616, when the seven-year-old Balthasar Helmlinger, loses the Monogram of his eponymy descendant. This ordinary but nevertheless very serious incident in the distant past will set in motion the artistic calling of one of his descendants, ten generations later! This contemporary painter, born in Strasbourg in 1943, has only exhibited his work twice in his life (1999 and 2001) and only at the "International Biennial Event of Contemporary Art of Florence" which awarded him in 1999 the Prize of the City of Florence. So that the ordinary people be completely disorientated, so that it will let the story of the past enter him torpidly, by going back the furthermost possible or else it will never pierce the heart of his paintings, to seek there the secret causes of things.
Philhelm declines the colors in a correspondence with the images and original writings to a small history of the past, in wich his monogram was always present as an archetype. This revival for a few years, he has tried to reveal it because the Gods came one day to its meeting ! They deigned to present him their messengers like a hero accompanied with their sphinges : Let them forgive him, if he dares to quote them in the enjoyement of his heart, even if he put no bad shame to ask them for grace. If he tries to make reappear by its legends, some bits of a lost knowledge, and really immortal and sacred, he owes it only with work of fort many archaeologists and historians. He makes no vanity of his work. If he had his whole life, believe not produce anything good and beautiful, he feels no less real joy and deep taste that he recognizes and admires beautiful and great at others, had they been Etruscan, Cretan, Assyrian or Sumerian ?

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