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The Egyptian Pyramid with Horns and Solar Disc - Ben-ben Symbol of the Mountain of Creation - Handmade Altar Statue

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The Giza pyramids are artificial, sacred mountains which also served the final resting places of Nisuts of the Old Kingdom's Fourth Dynasty). In Kemetic mythology, creation is said to have begun when the Bennu bird (the Greek "phoenix") rose from Nun, the waters of potentiality, upon a mountain known as the Ben-ben. The Ben-ben was pyramidal in shape and images of it were installed in temples.

A pyramid is therefore a large-scale version of the "mountain of creation," within which the body and ka (divine essence) of a deceased Nisut could rest for eternity, and served as a testament to the greatness inherent in and the respect paid to the person of that ruler. The pyramids of Giza, both large and small, are to this day surrounded by mortuary and other temples -- there was no need for the Kemetic people to use the pyramids for temples -- and in addition, to violate the final resting place of anyone, let alone a semi-divine ruler, would have constituted utter blasphemy. Incidentally, these are not the only pyramids in Egypt -- there are literally hundreds of them, large and small, built over Kemet's entire history. The popularity of the pyramids as "initiation chambers" began under late pharaohs trying to impress Greek tourists with their "weird" ancient sites and Greek "mysteries" were undertaken in subterranean chambers -- so the pyramids, empty by that time for hundreds of years, became the enigmatic bearers of the Classical spiritual seekers in their journeys to enlightenment, ignorant of the true purpose of the pyramidal structure or of its use millennia before as a tomb. This idea of the pyramid as a sacred transformative structure -- not far from its original purpose but transformed into the mistaken idea that it could be utilized by any living person -- perpetuated itself into popular belief and remains to this day.

While the Great Pyramids at Giza are, by far, the best known, there are around 110 pyramids that remain in Egypt today. Many are now almost unrecognizable due to extensive erosion and the later use of inferior materials across the 1600 years they were constructed. Most of these were constructed around 4500 years ago.

Now, this smaller and less time tested pyramid is less of a mystery!!

It sides are hand shaped and cut, not form-molded, from premium polymer clay and then it is hand textured and painted with acrylic and Bronze pigment paint which is given an aged look with a reactive patina finish.

The pyramid is adorned with a small handmade clay rendering of the Isis headdress of golden Horns and a 25mm Red Howlite Solar Disc. The horns and solar disc have several connections in the ancient Egyptian pantheon including the Late Period headdress of Isis and as a symbol of the Deity Hathor.

And while the Great Pyramid is 756 feet long on each side, 450 feet high and is composed of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, each averaging 2 1/2 tons in weight, this little guy comes up a little short. . . It measures 4 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches across the base and weighs just 7 1/2 ounces!!

We offer many sizes of Ben-ben or pyramids in many sizes and price ranges, Please contact me if you have a request for a certain size!

The Egyptian Pyramid with Horns and Solar Disc - Ben-ben Symbol of the Mountain of Creation - Handmade Altar Statue

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: premium polymer clay, bronze pigment paint, reactive patina, 25mm Red Howlite Disc
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