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‘Re and Mehen’ ancient Egyptian design cotton t-shirt


  • 100% cotton t-shirt, available in four colours
  • Front design is a detail from the ancient Egyptian Amduat papyrus showing the sun-god Re in the underworld, protected by the serpent Mehen
  • From a photo featured in a Tate Liverpool Exchange Workshop
  • Unique t-shirt design will make you stand out from the crowd
  • Shipped worldwide


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.

In this image on this t-shirt, we see Re with a ram’s head, travelling through the 12th hour of the Amduat on his barque. The serpent Mehen encircles him and protects him from harm in the underworld.

The photo 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). The papyrus was photographed with a macro lens, so the image on the t-shirt is many times the size of the original piece, and is an exclusive design you won’t find elsewhere.


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.


Material: 100% ringspun cotton.*

  • Set in ribbed collar
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Tubular knit
  • Twin needle sleeves and hem
  • Washes at 30°


  • White 180 gsm
  • Colours 185 gsm


Sizing guide:

Size: S M L XL XXL
Chest (to fit):   34/36   38/40   42/44   46/48   50/52

Garment sizes are approximate and for guidance only.


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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