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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:26 pm    Post subject: About A Crying Figure? Reply with quote

I have two questions that I post here to isolate them from my my other topics tthat can seem outlandish to some readers in this forum. Recently, I learned in another thread that my avoiding to ask a question that might seem silly to others can waste time until I can learn an answer on my own.

Some foundational understanding about the intersection of optical science and psychology of perception are helpful to explain my observations. So, I will not try to explain them.
I recommend the book, Art and Illusionists (by Dr. Nicholas Wade), as a primer to the subject. I don't know how to recommend others develop my decades of observing that the book helps begin to explain..

Anyway, I observed a crying male who looks elder and authoritative with white beard. He sheds a large tear that streams down his face to ground.
Does this have any significance or relevance in mythical text?

Also, does water being poured from a large vase onto a woman's face have any relevance hn texts?

Thanks for any assisstance.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: About A Crying Figure? Reply with quote

I have two questions that I post here to isolate them from my other topics that can seem outlandish to some readers in this forum. Recently, I learned in another thread that my avoiding to ask a question that might seem silly to others can waste time until I can learn an answer on my own.

Some foundational understanding about the intersection of optical science and psychology of perception are helpful to explain my observations. So, I will not try to explain them.
I recommend the book, Art and Illusionists (by Dr. Nicholas Wade), as a primer to the subject. I don't know how to recommend others develop my decades of observing things that the book helps begin to explain..

Anyway, I observed a crying male who looks elder and authoritative with white beard. He sheds a large tear that streams down his face to ground.
Does this have any significance or relevance in mythical text?

Also, does water being poured from a large vase onto a woman's face have any relevance or reference in ancient Egyptian texts?

Thanks for any assisstance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a quick ssearch and found a reference myth for the image of the man who weeps. It seems to be a creation story with Ra. His eye weeps, tears fall to ground (as the image shows), and creates bees or human kind (in different versions of the myth).

I also observed an image of a young woman xho also weeps that I thought strange and had not mentioned. While seasching, I found that the goddess Isis also shed tears in myth. I need to look further into her myth.

I still don't have a reference for the woman on whose face water is poured. She might represent a real person but I don't know.

There also seem to be hieratic symbols (writing?) in some scenes but while I recognize some hieroglyphics, I know nearly nothing about hieratic symbols.
I still don't have information about the woman who has water poured onto her face.
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