The House of Netjer, a Kemetic Orthodox Temple

[PUBLIC] About the Kemetic Orthodox Religion => [PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) => Topic started by: Ibaienhethertnut on December 29, 2019, 02:47:31 pm

Title: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Ibaienhethertnut on December 29, 2019, 02:47:31 pm
So I got my statue in the mail today and there are some things I am going to have to do to fix it up (level the base so that the statue isn't leaning, strip the paint and repaint). I was curious though...the images of Het-Hert with the cow ears, I notice that she has a different headdress. Would I need to change her headdress to match or can the horns still be used?  I am really drawn to the imagery with the cow ears and the headdress decorated with lotuses but wasn't sure just how much alterations I needed to do in that case.
I think I must just end up sculpting the rest of my icons lol.
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Shukheperas_ankhi on December 29, 2019, 06:28:39 pm
Generally, I feel like the icon has to work for you - if you feel drawn to specific imagery, there's probably a reason for it.  Go with your instincts!
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Senuwierneheh on December 30, 2019, 10:02:25 am
Do you have an image of the statue that you can share? 

(I know the feeling, I've either designed or commissioned all my imagery of Hethert! (Except for the pendants I ordered from On the Temple Steps and a couple other places.)(Most are with the horns, some are without.)

Dua Hethert!  May she bring much joy and beauty to your life.

Senebty,
Neheh...
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Ibaienhethertnut on December 30, 2019, 11:42:45 am
Do you have an image of the statue that you can share? 

Senebty,
Neheh...

I will be happy to share a pic once I am done :) Today I will be taking off the paint and making adjustments with super sculpy and then baking. Tomorrow I will repaint her.

There is a gold plated one from Egypt I have my eye on with the head of a cow...I am budgeting it for next month and crossing my fingers that it is still there since it is pricey.

This week I am going to try to start sculpting my Sobek at some point.

Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Ibaienhethertnut on January 01, 2020, 10:31:26 am
I may still go back and just remake the statue from scratch...but for now, this is what I have after I modified the statue that I got in the mail.
https://www.facebook.com/daphne.lykeion/posts/2781134138615288
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Sedjfaiemitui on January 01, 2020, 02:26:55 pm
Em hotep nefer, Painted Leopard! 😊

There are depictions of cow-eared Hathors with straight tripartite wigs. There are fully anthropomorphic Hathors with the very old style of curled “Bat” wig, too — no bovine ears. Hathoric depictions run the gamut of features, historically (speaking in aggregate and not specifying specific times and places).

Above all, go with what you feel. Iconographic traditions certainly are not meaningless or something anyone ought to disregard. Having said that, however, what presentations you personally relate to as an artist and worshiper — this being an icon of yours, which you have had a hand in creating yourself — also matter. Don’t feel like you need to limit yourself to 100% historical depictions in order for it to be legit and fitting for the Goddess. 🥰

I hope this helps!
Senebty,
Sedjfai
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Rev. Shezatwepwawet on January 01, 2020, 03:45:36 pm
I may still go back and just remake the statue from scratch...but for now, this is what I have after I modified the statue that I got in the mail.
https://www.facebook.com/daphne.lykeion/posts/2781134138615288

Oh it's you, hello!
Title: Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
Post by: Ibaienhethertnut on January 01, 2020, 05:14:38 pm
Thank you everyone for your helpful answers :)