Light of Egypt — Ancient Egyptian Lotus Pool
Ancient Egypt Art Prints

Ancient Egyptian Lotus Pool

Allegorical meaning of this painting

Water, fish and flowers were all important natural symbols in ancient Egypt which revealed the mysteries of creation, reincarnation and resurrection as taught in the Temple schools. Fish were also symbols of the knowledge which the Wise seek in the 'Waters of Life', or earthly incarnation. Lotus flowers were especially loved by the Ancient Egyptians, not only for their delicate beauty and unforgettable scent, but also because they were symbolical of the transformation of the soul. Indeed, it is true to say that Nature is the greatest book of Wisdom ever written, within whose leaves we may find the answers to the greatest mysteries of life.

There is not a single flower that in its geometrical perfection, habits of growth and sublime beauty, does not reveal the signature of its Divine Creator in every part. Tennyson knew this when he wrote: "Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand what you are, root and all, all in all, I should know what God and man is." Perhaps Tennyson remembered something of a previous life in ancient Egypt when he imbibed the secrets of Nature from the smiling lips of her wise men? We cannot know, but it seems possible that such inner knowledge follows us from life to life, as the Wise Men of ancient Egypt taught, though we may not always be consciously aware of when or how we acquired such knowledge.

Ancient Egyptian Lotus Pool

ancient egyptian lotus pool
The Ancient Egyptian Lotus Pool is a completely original work of art that has been lovingly hand-painted in gouache and watercolour in strict accordance with the canon of proportions in use during the 18th Dynasty and before. As we said above, it tells an allegorical story that can be read on many different levels. We hope that you who read this will benefit from the Light it contains.

Egypt art print limited to 200 copies
Gouache and watercolour.
Size 210mm x 210mm. Print shown 38% actual size. Printed on acid-free semi-gloss paper using non-fading printing inks.

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