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Ancient Egyptian Musicians

Allegorical meaning of this painting

This picture of an Egyptian Music Teacher and his Pupil tells an allegorical story that can be read on many levels. Music was esteemed the greatest of all the arts in ancient Egypt because it was through the Holy Word of the Creator that the universe arose. Here we see a student 'tuning her instrument' — a synonym in the ancient Egyptian Mystery Teachings for learning to control our thoughts and emotions. Music also played an important role in the Temples and Colleges of Ancient Egypt where it was used not only for religious services and prayers, but also to teach and heal. Congreve wrote: 'Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast.... And Shakespeare tells us that: "Their savage eyes turn'd to a modest gaze by the sweet power of music."

That power has been used even in our own times, most notably by some British railway companies, who play classical music in some stations to reduce vandalism and anti-social behaviour; and it works! If even we know how make positive use of the power of music we may be sure that the wise Egyptians used it much more scientifically and effectively to achieve results we would call miraculous.

Ancient Egyptian Musicians

ancient egyptian musicians
Ancient Egyptian Musicians depicts a pupil receiving lessons from her music master in ancient Egypt. It is a completely original work of art, hand-painted in gouache and watercolour in strict accordance with the canon of proportions in use in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty and before. You can find more information about the canon and the real purpose of Egyptian Art on our symbolism page.

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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