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Look at me!
On the left is me in the morning—and, on the right, I'm in my eveningwear. ["Geist und Galanterie," Catalogue of a exhibition, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 1735]


Me as Re's eye
I look really good as the eye of Re. Aren't I just gleaming with the sun's glory? [Anonymous, Right eye commemorative souvenir, 1850]


Day on the Yacht with Re
When Re goes sailing through the Underworld in his pleasure boat, he takes me along with him. I love sunning myself. [Ra traveling through the underworld in his baroque, from the copy of the Book of Gates in the tomb of Ramses I (KV16)]


Snaky Lady
Here I am—twice—as a spitting cobra, protecting my pal the pharaoh. [Louvre Museum, 2002]


My BFF Nekhbet
Here's my best friend Nekhbet, the vulture goddess and co-protector of the king. We love going on movie dates together. [Jim Conrad, "Silhouettes of a Turkey Vulture and an American Black Vulture," April 17, 2010]


My Favorite Hangout Spot
Who doesn't like hanging out by the bank of the Nile, sunning themselves and chilling with the crocodiles? ["Nile River Delta at Night," November 8, 2010]


What a Great Write-up
I pop up in the "Pyramid Texts," some of which are here, in the tomb of the ancient pharaoh Unas. [Lantern Slide Collection, Brooklyn Museum, June 9, 2011]


Good Read
Here's a scene from the Book of the Dead. This one's got Osiris in it, but I appear quite a bit, breathing fire and all of that. [Osiris, Hieratic Book of the Dead of Padiamenet]


Ramses IX and Me Hanging Ten
Check me and Pharaoh Ramses IX chilling together—I'm perched on his crown and he's taking a stroll. [The Pharaoh Ramses IX at Karnak]


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