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‘Re and Mehen’: poster from the Egyptian Amduat


  • Poster of a detail from the ancient Egyptian Amduat papyrus showing the sun-god Re in the underworld, protected by the serpent Mehen
  • Featured in a Tate Exchange Workshop
  • Unique wall-art to make your walls look amazing
  • Available in A2, A3 and A4 sizes
  • Shipped worldwide
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Protection from harm, regeneration, youth

According to ancient Egyptian mythology, the sun-god Re spent the night travelling through the underworld in his barge, fighting the great serpent Apophis and regenerating from old age back into youth in preparation for a new day’s travel across the sky.

On this poster, we see Re with a ram’s head, travelling through the 12th hour of the Amduat. He’s protected by the serpent Mehen, who encircles him and protects him from harm in the underworld.

This piece comes from the Amduat of the lady Tjawtayundenit now in the collection at the the Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool. Tjawtayundenit was a songstress of Amun-Re, who lived in Egypt during the 21st Dynasty (1069–945 BC).

Own a piece of artwork from the walls of the Tate Liverpool! This photo was featured in the Garstang’s Tate Exchange Workshop in December 2017; an exhibition centered around the surrealism of the ancient Egyptian afterlife.

Posters are printed on 220 gsm quality paper, using UV inks cured beneath a UV lightbar.

Ethical and environmental impact

Each poster is made to order, and usually dispatched within three working days. This means that resources are used only as and when needed.

The printer inks are free from harmful chemicals and animal products, making them vegan-friendly and eco-friendly.

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If you love this image but would like it in another format (mug, poster etc), please drop me a line at julia@tetisheri.co.uk.

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