Here I twirl in the upper backyard of our house, while ominous clouds swirl overhead, during a photoshoot by @rcallahanphoto
—photos and fabulous vintage items going up for sale at 11am today (DM @wildfellhall
for the password and sign up for the newsletter!). My attire here is all for sale, with the exception of the gold lamé cloche from @thegladghost
, which is from my own collection. This could well illustrate a passage from the Wisdom of Ptahhotep that says an angry woman's eye is her storm wind. Darkening storm clouds are common for North America and elsewhere, but for Egypt they upset the natural order of the solar orb traveling through unclouded skies. In Egyptian texts they are forces of chaos when directed in toward Egyptians, but raw power of divine retribution when directed against outer foes.
The warrior king of Egypt may appear to enemies as a destructive storm—so in a text on the east face of the south tower of the First Pylon of the great temple of Medinet Habu: "I am causing that they see your majesty like a clouded sky, pregnant with a storm wind, which has removed trees by the roots."
In the poem on the twin "rhetorical" stelae of the great temple of Abu Simbel, Ramesses II appears as the wind of a storm at sea, whipping up great waves with which to engulf the enemies of Egypt. At the Battle of Kadesh, Ramesses II charges the Hittites like a storm wind, and in a A Ramesside poetical rext concerning Thutmosis ill, "a hostile wind" in which are three warlike Monthu-deities comes to assist the king.
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