Pharaoh's Coronation

This young Egyptian lady is ready to receive the great power (and responsibility) that comes with ruling one of the ancient world’s most enduring civilizations.

The crown being handed to her is the nemes, which is the most recognizable of many different crowns that Pharaohs would wear throughout Egyptian history. It’s the crown King Tut is seen wearing on his famous sarcophagus mask.

This is another drawing excerpted from my art class’s sketchbook. Since the book is hardbound and therefore difficult to scan in, I had to photograph it with my iPhone which was much more awkward. In the end a lot of the drawing had to be cropped out from my final photo.

UPDATE 9/16/14: Added a background to bring this scene more to life.

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