Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 48″ x 48″
In this painting I wanted to display the variety of kings and queens of the empire of Kush and some of the early contributions they had developed. In the background, on the left of the canvas, is the Library of Alexandria with scrolls of written text. You can see the designs of ceramic tile above the scrolls. Across to the right are examples of the Nubian architecture such as castles and luxurious surroundings. While Europeans were still living in mud and wood huts with their cows and chickens and other animals inside with them and not bathing on a regular basis, the Nubians had streets paved with lighting at night, large luxurious baths, stables for animals apart from living quarters, running water and a very strong University system for learning.