E.L. Kirchner's "Studio of Painter" (1920) references the Papyrus of Ani's Henu Barque?

a) E.L. Kirchner's "Studio of a Painter" (1920)

b) Henu Barque from Papyrus of Ani black and white image of the Henu Barque from the Papyrus of Ani  at The British Museum


c) Oryx and bull horns transform into opposing had, kestrel head turns into man's nose

d) Pillar frame turns into pipes and rudders turn into stairway ladder.

e) Black hair wig turns into curled up cat


  1. strange coincidence; the sculptures in background were actual parts of his home

    1. Well, I'm sure that I'd like to see these sculptures

    2. Well, I've now found the painting version of this on Wikimedia dated to 1920. It's all rather curious. However the cat on the chair and the man with three square buttons help to make this scene a part of my Henu Barque trail and without them, the other things are shaped with nothing to relate to in the picture other than the reality of there being these crazy statues which look conjoined in the composition, along with the piping

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