“The Death of Socrates” (1787) by Jacques-Louis David


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a) If this uses the Henu Barque configuration, it seems to borrow from what other people were doing around the century.

b) But in this case, the rudders become the three groups of heads of the people on the far right.

c) Two of the heads are together so that counts as one group.

d) The oryx horns becomes the arches.

e) The pillow like piles of white sand become the bare skin of the upper bodies of the two men in the center.

f) The kestrel head on top of the central pillars becomes perhaps it's a diffuser on a tall stand.



Henu Barque from Papyrus of Ani
black and white image of the Henu Barque from the Papyrus of Ani 
(source: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, The British Museum Press)

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