Egyptian Smiting Scene

Smiting Scene

Among the oldest and most persistent motifs in ancient Egyptian art are portrayals of the Pharaoh smiting his enemies. The exact enemy nation being subdued would vary from image to image, as would the exact means of violence, but the propaganda’s essential message would remain the same across the millennia. In this emulation of mine, the victim is some guy from the Middle East, but rival African kingdoms (such as Kush, further up the Nile) were also fair game for the Pharaoh’s wrath if they rubbed him the wrong way.

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