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Title: Statue adaptation
Post by: Hester on October 18, 2012, 04:26:41 pm
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes. Say that one is unable to find a figure of Wepwawet, but that one can find a Yinepu/Anubis. What adaptations could one make to the Yinepu figure to make it more Wepwawet-y? Painting it? Perhaps adding a bow or other weapon?

From what I've seen online in terms of available statuary, I figure that someone must have had to do this before!
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Shezatwepwawet on October 18, 2012, 04:34:46 pm
I've found He's quite amenable to your standard jackal statues if you are unable to find anything which is specifically Wepwawet. He IS Yinepu/Anubis as well, after all.
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Hester on October 18, 2012, 04:46:04 pm
That's good to know, but how would I go about, I don't know, sort of marking it as Wepwawet when, as will be likely, it's quite near to another jackal statue of Yinepu/Anubis?
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Bezenwepwy on October 18, 2012, 06:20:47 pm
There are a couple of things you could do. The most obvious choice for either an anthropomorphic or animal-form statue is to write the glyphs for Wepwawet's name if there's a good place to do so. If we're talking traditional depictions that's really the only way to differentiate the anthropomorphic forms of Wepwawet and Anubis.

Otherwise, try to find a statue of a couchant jackal which isn't lying on top of a shrine/box. While there are depictions of Wepwawet on a shrine, it is an image more strongly connected with Anubis. If you're the crafty type, you could then make an elevated standard for the jackal to lie on, which really would make it more Wepwawet-y. (And attach some streamers to the pole, his standards frequently had them.)

Another option if you're crafty is you could sculpt a shedshed to place at his forepaws and/or a uraeus. There would be absolutely no mistaking him for Anubis then!

You could also indeed sculpt him a mace or a bow to place alongside him in jackal form as a personal touch. (I'd recommend a mace as that's the weapon which tends to be shown crossing through the pole of his standard, although some arrows would be appropriate as well.)
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Senusenu on October 18, 2012, 09:56:08 pm
Em hotep

Wepwawet is one of my fathers. To signify Him, I got a "custom" jackal headed man statue, just like any Yinepu statue, that was painted black with silver accenting where gold would normally go. It works out quite well for me, and for the Yinepu side of Him I have standard jackal statues. I don't think He necessarily minds, but I like having the statues different. His statue is also the biggest one I have, maybe 15 inches tall, so He stands above everyone else.

Hope that helps.

Senebty
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Tif on October 18, 2012, 11:21:38 pm
Bleh, I'm having a similar issue with a different Netjer. Would it be considered thread-jacking to ask about possible statue adaptations for Him?
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Sekhmetnenek on October 18, 2012, 11:29:05 pm
Not that I'm a moderator, but I would ask away ;)
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: TadagyterRa on October 19, 2012, 12:20:51 am
I think I've done something to most of the ones I own... especially Seshat (it was a Hethert statue and I got rid of the horns and disk), but with Wepwawet, I painted his head gray and that was it :)  here: http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj522/dagyt/IMG-20120710-00085.jpg

My Seshat http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj522/dagyt/IMG-20120710-00083.jpg

If you can't find what you want, well... do it yourself :)
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Bezenwepwy on October 19, 2012, 02:01:03 am
Yes, colour is also the other thing.

Wepwawet is a very solar deity, so you could always pick an all gold statue for him and one of the black ones for Anubis. (Both have solar and chthonic aspects, but Wepwawet is more strongly on the solar side.)

Some people do paint the head grey. This is more of a modern thing to do however because if we're talking traditional, he was just as much of a black jackal as Anubis.
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Tamiwi on October 19, 2012, 09:07:43 am
Hotep!

I know we spoke in chat about it so you seem to have an idea you want to go with, but additional things to signify which statue is for which is also in the offerings. You could give him things that remind you of Wepwawet :)
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Tif on October 19, 2012, 08:33:08 pm
Well, I hope nobody minds me asking. . .

I've been looking for statues I could adapt for Atum. Right now all I have for him is a serpent netsuke. I'd like to get something, I dunno, a bit more evocative of a pharaoh. The only stuff I've found that looks halfway promising is from Abaxion. (Here's a link to it: http://www.abaxion.com/ut185.htm) I've heard lots of complaints about them, though, and so I'm wary. :\\

Any suggestions for good adaptations?
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: TadagyterRa on October 19, 2012, 11:08:16 pm
90% of my stuff comes from Abaxion :) never had problems with them.


Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Sema'a on October 20, 2012, 07:34:40 am
I find that the easiest way to differentiate between deities when using similar statues is the intent. For example, Nut requested that I use a statue of Aset enthroned and wearing the sundisk for Her shrine. It is quite clearly in a shrine for Nut, being surrounded by offerings for Nut, stars, and jars - but that is the only distinction I have made. She doesn't seem to mind!

Senebty,
Sobeq
Title: Re: Statue adaptation
Post by: Tif on October 20, 2012, 10:17:27 pm
Thank you for the feedback everyone. :)