Artwork Explained: Book of the Dead

July 21, 2021 2 min read

Artwork Explained: Book of the Dead

Introducing the eerie and mysterious Book of the Dead apparel range! This Egyptian inspired apparel range features the most fascinating visuals and and colours that will take you on a journey to ancient Egypt in a modern aesthetically pleasing way. This range has been designed by the extremely talented artist Pyros. Let's learn more about this masterpiece and the man that created it. 

Pyros has created some of Lunafides most loved designs including the Muninn, Huginn and Fenrir ranges, this week he is bringing us something a little different with the Egyptian inspired Book of the Dead Range.

"I am extremely fascinated with culture, history, art and occult symbolism and their relationship with art. It was this fascination and passion that drove me to studying theology and also fine art. I make sure that every work of art that I create is inspired by a mythological story, character or symbol that intrigues and inspires me.

I spend most of my time researching and planning designs through reading mythological history books and articles in order to understand the story from many different perspectives and create art that brings the story to life.

I consider myself a unique person with a complex personality. I meditate, read tarot cards, observe science, and read lot's of books.  I try to make sure that the person observing my art feels this complex personality, and understand's my vision and unique perspective.I also try to take my obsession with ancient art and revive them with a fresh look that is still historically correct to create something that we can all appreciate."- Pyros 

The Book of the Dead remains one of the most fascinating and popular things of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The vibrant, preserved images that are directly painted onto papyrus give a glimpse like no other into ancient Egyptian civilisation, funerary customs and beliefs. One might think of a actual book but the truth is there were many different "books" or rather rolls of papyrus discovered. It is believed that the authors of these books created them to be a guide in the afterlife to the deceased. 

This design is directly inspired by the Book of the Dead featuring similar visuals that would be seen on it. The front main design features a depiction of Anubis. Anubis was the God of Mummification and the Afterlife. Anubis monitored the embalming process and accompanied dead kings to the after life. When kings were judged by Osiris, Anubis placed their hearts on one side of a scale and a feather on the other and this dictated whether a king could enter the after world.

The main back design features an Egyptian key of life symbol called an Ankh. This symbol was often used in Egyptian art and writing to represent the word life and as a symbol of life its self. There are so many tiny details to explore in this work of art by Pyros, you could get lost in the stories and symbols for hours at a time. 

We hope you love this design as much as we do! We can't wait to bring you many more show stopping designs. 

-Lunafide Team 💛

Book Of The Dead Gallery



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