​​Lady of the Nile...

"Lady of the Nile"was inspired by Ralph's visit of the King Tutan Rhamun exhibit in New Orleans.  The perfection of this impersonal face shows the golden color of skin corresponding to female beauty of the period.  The hand holds the royal symbol of authority and aristocracy, the pastoral staff.  On her head, the princess wears a heavy wig, that is secured by a metal band bearing the sacred asp or Colera at the front.  This fine piece holds all the mystery, intrigue and anonymous immortality of ancient Egypt.

 Ralph Crawford