The ArtisansThe People
Who decorated Ancient Egypt’s Massive Monuments in Stone? Who illuminated the lost Mudbrick Palaces?
First come the apprenticed Artisans who plastered the Walls before painting/inking the gridlines which allowed for the Junior Artisans to draw the Red Inked outline of the scene they wanted to portray, before the Senior Artisans who would make the adjustments to the Junior Artisan’s work to ensure that the scene was perfected in line with the correct Spells.
The High Priests of Ptah, not just in the Great Temple at Memphis, but throughout Egypt were Chief Architects and Master Artisans themselves and were in charge of the decoration, and sometimes more, of the Royal’s Temples and Funerary Complexes . . . . .
Palace & Temple Artisans
The Artisans who decorated the Mudbrick Palaces to make them more regal were the same as the Artisans who decorated the Temples of the Pharaohs. Highly skilled and keenly employed by their Royals it is without doubt that these workers were very much in demand.
Egyptologists will hopefully one day illuminate much more about these hidden figures.