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February 2015 - Hoping to branch out more into other ancient iconography and votive pieces this year. If anything is of interest to you, do let me know. Hoping to have new Tawerets, Anubis and Set pieces later this month.

Until the next. . .
nicolas

Welcome to Shadow of the Sphinx

The statues and pieces in my shop are always changing! Please consult the sold items for other examples of my work, especially the array of custom pieces I have completed. And keep in mind that the sizes vary from piece to piece. If you see something in the shop that is larger or smaller than you wish, just convo me about creating something just the right size fo YOU. From Mini (2") pieces all the way up to large (9") statues!

Thank you for four years of wonderful interactions and support! Looking forward to bigger and better pieces and intriguing requests in the future!!

nicolas

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Handcrafting unique and custom ordered miniatures, icons, amulets, altarpieces and votives inspired by the art, artifacts and ritual of life in Ancient Egypt. . .

Welcome to the Shadow of the Sphinx.

Hello!!

I have been deeply fascinated with the mystery and symbolism behind the art and hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt since I was a young boy. The touring treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamen, the mysteries of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids all stirred such great wonder within me.

I found myself, at the age of 9, making renditions out of cardboard and tin foil of the elaborate jewelry of the Pharaohs that I saw in photos and painting images of the gods Thoth and Horus on my feet.

I felt somehow as though they were protecting me.

I secretly (at first) painted hieroglyphs on the walls of my bedroom closet and would often pretend I was living in those ancient times.

Now some thirty years later I have allowed my love and reverence for these things to come to resurface and I am creating this line of polymer and gemstone icons for your own personal altars, Kemetic shrines and/or home decor.

My statues are styled after the traditional votive statues of Ancient Egypt. That is to say, NOT the gilded golden idols of kings and queens but the statues of everyday life. Prayer and offering statues. Home altars and handmade with humble simplicity.

I will continue to increase the line as new items come to completion and I'll share the stories and lore of these ancient symbols as well.

Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and ideas for things you may wish to see featured here.

There's a certain light, a magic, found between the pages of history, lingering in the shadow of the sphinx...

nicolas


As my shop has grown over the last year I have found that a large percentage of my orders are custom requests from the ancient pantheon. I could not have imagined the wide range of requests that I have been able to create for people to have on their personal altars.

It was also a desire of mine from day one, to have work that was affordable for almost anyone to have. With the demand and increase in production, my prices have had to rise as well. But I want to say that if you have a need for an altar piece and do not think you can afford a custom piece, convo me because the range of pieces my own work is inspired from is vast and varies from highly detailed to very humble and simple forms.

The shop here, as you might expect, only showcases some of the best and most requested work. I can make very small inexpensive pieces to fit almost any budget. :)

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.