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At Edfu by Hbruton At Edfu by Hbruton
One of my biggest passions is Ancient Egypt and this is one of a series I've been doing of some of the many Gods and Goddess'. This is Horus at his main Temple in Edfu. All the costume, jewelry and backgrounds in these paintings are based on real places and objects. 24x33, acrylic on illustration board.
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Given 2005-05-21
The splendor and mysticism of ancient Egypt is captured wonderfully in At Edfu by ~Hbruton. Be sure to check out the rest of this skilled painter's gallery. ( Suggested by furryphotos and Featured by twosilverstars )
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
I love it!
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Artist
awesome Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 
toshirodragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Horus is my favorite of the ancient Egypt gods!
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Earthy-Sagittarious Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
very nice
herpingderplikeyeah Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
xAJ13zmyluckynumber Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Amazing :+fav:
TheBandit1892 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
He's amazing! Wonderful image! :D
LivingDeadGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Just letting you know that this piece is being featured on my current journal 'Egyptian Art'

josiekatt1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
another beauty.Love egyptian.
Grindlebone Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Great detail! You are very skilled.
AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just reading about Edfu in Zechariah Sitchin's Wars of Gods and Men and there's this story that Ra gives Horus the city as a reward for winning the first battle as the gods retake Egypt starting from the sourth and ending in the north. The Egyptians called the place Behutet
seltaya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I love ancient egypt too, and the unified crown was a nice touch.
Golubaja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured several of your artworks in a News article dedicated to the Egyptian Deities. [link] ;)
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
You are my hero. The detail here is sure something wonderful, you can almost feel the heat and the sand. Oooooo if only I had monies... this would be on my wall. (Silly girl I is, I'm sure you would never part with it.)
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
I included your work in an Egyptian feature here [link]
rossthefrogboy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
hells yeah
xXxSuetekhxXx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
BlackRoseImmortal666 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Horus :+fav: :heart:
Dragon-Celtic-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That is gloryous! :D
Vanessa55 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Absolutely amazing! I also have a passion for Egyptian mythology, I just love to get drawn into that beautiful world! And seeing beautiful works like this just add to the experience! :thumbsup:
kokkoryuha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
It's weird to me that Horus eyes seem to show some kind of apprehension, when the rest of his stance looks like, "bring it on." I don't know. Might just be me. Still like your work, though.
ayame262 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
OMG!! I love Horus! Great job. It looks so beautiful!
fanchielover15 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a peregrine falcon? If so, they are my favorite!!! :XD:
My favorite god is, well, Pegesus....I love winged horses :)
You draw so well!
Hbruton Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Yup, that's a Peregrine. Such pretty birds:)
BlueEyeShadow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Horus looks amazing!! Great job! ^-^
x-crescentmoon-x Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006   Photographer
I. Love. You. This piece of work is not only appealing to the eye, but accurate. ^^ I research Ancient Egypt in my free time, so yah I share the obsession.
Hbruton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thanks for the nice commments. The background of At Edfu is of course the great cult temple of Horus at Edfu. While I was in Egypt last year I got my photo taken at the foot of the lovely non morphic statue of Horus in the background of my painting. It was so cool to see it in person.

My large Egyptian Gods series (At Edfu, The Sacred Way, Drinker of Blood and The Silent Place) are relatively accurate for backgrounds, costume and jewelry. The place I've played around with is the jewlery. They are all actual peices but are from rather different time periods. Mind you the Gods can wear what they want I guess:)
Maiathehealer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
This is realy REALY good!!!!

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anime--junkie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
This is amazing! I love all the detail. :clap:
Kamose Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Horus the Elder is one of my favorite gods, perhaps second only to Thoth (Djehuty). I love the amazing accuracy and detail that you put into the costume; I also like the falcon statue in the background.
Hbruton Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
That gorgeous falcon statue in the painting is one of two that flank the front of the Temple of Horus at Edfu. While I was there last year I got my photo taken with it. It's one of my fac pieces of Egyptian art. I love doing my research for my Gods paintings. I play around a bit with stuff but most of it is accurate and exists. I have around five or six excellent books on Egyptian jewelry and love picking out the pieces for the paintings:)
Kamose Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Which books do you have? It's hard to find good references for Egyptian costume. (I have one on Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Persian costume.)
Joidi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice, I love the colours
YamiZoe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Whoa, that's simply stunning and blows me away. The colors are splendid as well.

Horus has always been my favorite. :)
NebetSeta Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Student General Artist
I'm not sure if I commented before...but, :+fav:
Beautiful detailed work. :)
I think what I like best is the falcon - something just makes me think "Heru's pet falcon." :)
I cannot wait to see more of your work. I shall devWatch you.
Yash-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
O_O *____* Love this painting !!! <3Love Egypt. Wonderfull work on this <3~~~ :+fav:
Lomelindi88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Amazing!! :omfg: So much detail...!! Ancient Egypt is definitely one of my greatest passions too, and I was SOOOO happy that someone else at least knew what Edfu was. HORUS ROCKS!! He's probably one of my fave gods ever, and this is the best representation of him I've found yet. :D Awesome job!
okapirose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Anicent Egypt is so awesome, and so is this. Just wow... :+fav:
isis Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
*dies* This is absolutely stunning. You have an amazing talent... Horus has never looked so good!
NovaShadows Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
Oh my god...Ra has truly blessed you.
tigerhobbs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Oh my gosh!!! :omfg: That is soooo cool, I love ancient egypt!!! That is gorgeous, there is so much detail!!! :faint:
SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
InfusionCorrupt Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
nice job..its gonna a kool look to it! imma add it to me favs!!
zhal Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
That looks interesting. Horus looks like he's drawn in a way Egyptians did back at that time. But giving it a look of our time (I mean shadows, background etc) is a nicely done feature. I don't know if it's intentionally done but it surely looks great. :thumbsup: :+fav:
Artistic-Pie Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
Great work!!!
what was he for?
Hbruton Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
I'm not exactly sure what your question means. The painting was done for my own enjoyment. Does that answer the question? If not, please elaborate!
placebodrawings Featured By Owner May 22, 2005   Traditional Artist
hi I love Egyptian culture and I love your painting,I have a question,based on real places and objects do you mean the real ones or the pictures?
atlantiluna Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
I love ancient Egypt! This is stunningly beautiful artwork! :+fav:
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