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Miriam by GENZOMAN Miriam by GENZOMAN
A old work, arround july of the 2008

Miriam (Hebrew: מִרְיָם, Standard Miryam Tiberian Miryām ; meaning either “wished for child,” “bitterness,” “rebellious,” or “lifted up”; or perhaps originally from Egyptian myr "beloved" or mr “love” or the derived ancient Egyptian name Meritamen or “Merit-Amun,” “beloved of Amun”) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. She appears first in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible.

It was Miriam who, at Jochebed's request, hid Moses (then a baby) by the side of a river to evade the Pharaoh’s order that newborn Hebrew boys be killed. She watched as the Pharaoh’s daughter discovered the infant and decided to adopt him. Miriam then suggested that the princess take on a nurse for the child, and suggested Jochebed; as a result, Moses was raised to be familiar with his background as a Hebrew. (Exodus 2:1-10)

Miriam is called a prophetess, and is traditionally believed to have composed a brief victory song after Pharaoh’s army was drowned in the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21).

“Sing to the Lord, for he has Triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.”

PSCS/5 hours and a half/Bamboo/music: Up to a mountain by the welcome wagon.

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:iconwysesolomon:
wysesolomon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Numbers 12:10
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genofan20 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now when people in Egypt bathed in rivers, did they bathe in clothes?
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NikHero Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks a lot like the Miriam in my contest at fav.me/d7ndakw based off of my online novel!
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
...then, of course, you learn what happened to her later in the book :(
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HammerCatcher Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
She got better.
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Sweet Mira, we are forever grateful to you.
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southpony98 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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KseniGirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
this was one of the best stories in the bible when I studied it at school
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thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
she very beautiful
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Natalie4ever Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, better than Dreamwork's version :P
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AWishInTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
hey I liked the Dreamworks version!
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:iconnatalie4ever:
Natalie4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did too, but I like her design on this one more e.e
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AWishInTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ah oks.
:)
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StarlitPaint Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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emcityturtle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
She's AMAZING!
And now I want to watch Prince of Egypt. haha
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cinderdog13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Jsut awesome! I love the colors, shading, and how you made her pick up her skirt while she's watching Moses it makes you realize she doesnt want to get her skirt wet.
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chemical-Xtreme Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Proud to be called Miriam :)
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waterpixies97 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
admire ur art... :3
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technical-lemon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This is very well done. I love the lighting - it gives the scene a sense of power and importance. The only thing I am a little confused about in this picture is the position of Miriam's legs...she seems to be standing somewhat oddly. However, other than that, excellent anatomy and posture and it looks really good. :)
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rustyblood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I love it !!!
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india-brittany Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I love this :) The story of Moses is my favorite in the Bible.
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animefan32535 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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SilverDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
cool idea
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devil3322 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
dude please dont do those kind of things to my people
its not nice
i respect you and please respect me
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zirio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I really love what you do with color and light, and how this has such a painterly feel. Everything about this is really lovely and vibrant. I love it!
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LovEya4evaXD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Photographer
My name means "bitterness" too!!!!<3 its Mara
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Preseas88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Photographer
yay! Bible drawings!
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LeElf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work, love your choice of color!
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CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Her dazzling red robe is just magnificent. Well done!
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Yenk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terrific!
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nidia-naru Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I love the way you made the nature around her, so beautiful!
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Alpha-Itoa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
you got the cara desigh from the prince of egypt didnt you
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StrifeZBloodwinG09 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Ei Genzoman, it seems your interested with the bible...
would you mind if I ask what your religion is? Your works are cool..
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porcelain-harlott Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
That's my name! :eager:
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Daywalkerrl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
waw Miriam is very cuteeee in this pic... mirian, I love
stay beautiful
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darkeningXrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student
<3 it
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Bafolou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Amazing, and just perfectly styled into the characters background.
Absolutely brings her to life.
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Then-x-Theres-x-None Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
ooh~ Miriam looks soo pretty...I always imagined her as a very young girl. Nothing as beautiful as this.
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Da-Wabbit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! beautiful work ^^
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gothicgal122 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
That just reminded me of my friend that when he was younger he found a injured bird and put it in a basket and let it go with the flow of the creek behind his house.
He's a very big bible reader so it knew the story about Moses, and well, symbolized it into modern times.
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thebelderiver27 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh very nice I am always very interested in the Bible and its story. Nice art
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slsleo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Nice.
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kala-k Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really love this picture, she looks so cute there and the background is perfect is like to be in the Nilo :D
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ValkeryMillenia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..Amazing. I always though Miriam was a beautiful historical character but here she just looks so wonderful and peaceful.
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RoderickCissan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hola ame esta imagen desde ke la vi pero no habia tenido tiempo de comentar!!!
jejeje
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Bavia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Dude, I think that's a bit too sexy for a Jewish woman of that time... But who really cares!!! Excellent detail and colors!
Unfortunately every time I see this and your Ramses II pic I'm pretty sure I'll think, "Moses, Moses, Moses." That darn movie! :XD:
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Cee-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
those reeds are just positively gorgeous...

i thought that the basket was a turtle at fist, ha.
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Julianechan2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Show!!!!!
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inquisitorone Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
great job, though you probably already know that!

esta pintura tiene muchos detalles, especialmente de miryam, y sus colores son muy hermoso.
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chaitanyak Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
like the way you use the light in your images
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