Those are two of the traditional titles of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. As I had the rest of my Historicon painting done, I painted up this pair of resin statues that I acquired at Historicon back 6 or more years ago. Ken is doing the terrain for our Historicon games using Pulse of Battle rules by Brent Oman. It will feature my New Kingdom Egyptian army against his Sea Peoples - Canaanite Alliance.
These Colossi should fit against a convenient cliff face somewhere, Abu-Simbel style! Like the sculptures of the Greeks, Assyrians, Mayans, and other ancients, in their day these were painted in life-like colors, and not left as the bare stone we are accustomed to seeing millennia later.
I also finished off this Pharaoh on foot, another of my bargain Essex close out purchases from Wargames, Inc. I also got enough other Essex figures for another unit of archers, and a unit of Egyptian slingers, but I don't "need" them for next week's games. Nope, seldom is a wargames army ever really "done", LOL!
The Pharaoh's costume looks a bit plain. I think I'll tart it up with some lapis lazuli and carnelian stones on his neck pieces and bracelets, and a more intricate pattern on the central panel of the red girdle. Gotta look the look, to talk the talk and walk the walk (like an Egyptian), ya know!
OZYMANDIAS (Referring to one of the alternate throne names of Ramses II)
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1819)
And here is a closeup of the jazzed up Pharoah, front...
and back. Definitely a bit more regal looking!