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Art Print Notes:
I have it on decent authority that the statue seen here in the ruins of Karnak Temple represented none other than King Tut, also known as Pharaoh Tutankhamun. I hate to admit for years that I couldn’t recall that detail about this golden statue I saw early one morning during my Egyptian adventure. We were literally waiting to enter Karnak when it opened that morning, so I suspect I was a little groggy.
I did recall our guide at Karnak Temple telling us that the statues of ancient Egyptian pharaohs often were re-used to represent subsequent rulers. This one may have first represented King Tut during his reign, but small details would be changed to indicate the name of the new pharaoh. I am told in this case the statue likely later represented pharaoh Horemheb and possibly more than one of the pharaohs who went by the name Ramses. At the end of the day, thought the face would be most representative of the pharaoh under which it was carved which appears to be King Tut in this golden example of ancient Egyptian statuary.
Naming details aside, what still strikes me about this statue in the bright light of an Egyptian morning is just how striking it is. Even with over a thousand years of weathering and damage, there’s still an lifelike quality to the stone. It’s clear that whoever carved this depiction of King Tut, it was done with great care. It’s not just looking into the face of an ancient pharaoh but into the craftsmanship of an ancient Egyptian artist. Amazing isn’t it?
Have you seen this same ancient statue in the ruins of Karnak Temple? Or perhaps like me you are fascinated by the work of this ancient sculptor and the history of Egypt? I would love if you took a few seconds to share with me what strikes you most about this King Tut print?
Note: Karnak Temple is part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
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