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Protuberant Phalanges

Detail from bronze sculpture, Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Detail from a large bronze torchère at the foot of the grand staircase in the Palais Garnier Opera House. Two large female figures, resting on a raised pedestal, hold bouquets of lights aloft. The feet of the lower figure break out of the plain of the pedestal and protrude into space.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Outer Space

Outer Space Pharaoh

Ancient Egyptian King Mentuhotep II, who initiated the Middle Kingdom when he reunified upper and lower Egypt. He ruled from c. 2061–2010 BCE. Mentuhotep is said to be one of the first pharaohs deified while still living. The dark color of his skin and the crossed arms are references to Horus, the Egyptian god of death, fertility and resurrection.  The painted sandstone statue is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Yellow Orange

Yellow Orange Glow

Statue of the God Amun and his wife the Goddess Mut, Luxor, Egypt

Statue of the God Amun and his wife the Goddess Mut in the Temple at Luxor, Egypt. Amun and Mut were two gods in the Theban Triad, a cult of the Royal Ka, to whom the temple was dedicated.  Their son Khonsu was the third god in the triad. Thebes (which lies under the modern city of Luxor) was the capital of Egypt during much of the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1050 BCE). Due to its importance as both a religious and urban center, Thebes became the home to many of ancient Egypt’s most famous monuments. It encompassed both the city of Thebes on east bank of the Nile as well as the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens on the west bank of the Nile. Thebes was the home of the god Amun.

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

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