This is to drum up interest in patronizing my patreon account, actually. So I can do some Egyptian themed renders for November. The reason is simple, I'd like to render some scenes of Joseph, son of Jacob in Egypt.
I'll need the following models of Ancient Egypt:
The Sedan Chair -- www.daz3d.com/queen-hetepheres…
Zenia for V4 -- www.daz3d.com/zenia-for-victor…
Aikopatra -- www.daz3d.com/aikopatra
Nefertari for Stephanie 3 -- www.daz3d.com/nefertari-for-st…
Shai-Nefer -- www.daz3d.com/shai-nefer
These last two are the closest to the fashion
of the Old Kingdom that the women wore.
Egypt City for DS -- www.daz3d.com/egypt-city-for-d…
Touch of Egypt for DAZ Studio -- www.daz3d.com/touch-of-egypt-f…
the Guardians of Egypt bundle -- www.daz3d.com/guardians-of-egy…
and Queen of the Nile bundle -- www.daz3d.com/queen-of-the-nil…
Kerry Ann for S4/V4 -- www.daz3d.com/ethnique-kerry-a…
-- to play the part of Asenath.
Olivia for V5 -- www.daz3d.com/olivia-for-v5
-- to play the part of Potiphar's wife (she's unnamed).
(i would use Amisi for Gen3 for Asenath, but Gen3 lacks Egyptian outfits so far -- the existing Outfits are too old (Victoria 3, 2, and 1 -- I can possibly put Zenia on her, though).
I can actually make morphs based on Ben Kingsley and Stephano Dionisi for Potiphar and Pharaoh Djedkare respectively, also for the baker and the butler. As for the Jailor -- his reincarnation is a little touchy right now.
Here's the outline of Joseph's life.
- Joseph lived around 2,400 years before the Christ. The chronology of the Old Kingdom is correct.
- Born of Jacob who was the son of Issac; it's said that Issac is the son of Abraham; but it's most likely that Issac (and Ishmael) is the son of Melchezidek. The reason is simple -- Abraham never existed. Abraham and Noah can be taken out of the Patriarchal line. Possibly even Terah, Abraham's father (but likely not).
- Joseph had eleven other brothers. from Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. From Bilah: Dan and Naphtali. From Zilpah: Gad and Asher. From Leah once again: Issachar, Zebulun and Dinah. Finally, from Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
- Joseph quickly showed a number of personality traits that endeared Jacob to him.
- Simeon and Levi made war against Shechem and slew all the men -- many of whom were circumcised. Simeon and Levi made war because the prince Shechem took Dinah as a whore but married her afterwards. Jacob rebuked the brothers for their cruelty.
- Reuben laid with Bilah and was found out by Jacob. Jacob took away the Birthright from Reuben and started raising Joseph to be the head of the family.
- Jacob then gave Joseph a many-colored coat. The rainbow colored coat came to symbolize that he was the heir to the tribe.
- The brothers got jealous, and after Joseph had his dreams, they got even more jealous and sought to take his life.
- Reuben suggested that they throw him down the well, so he could fish him out later.
- However, Ishamaelite traders came and Judah suggested that they sell Joseph into slavery. So, they fished him out of the well and Judah sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver. The Ishmaelites take him into Egypt.
- The brothers then bloodied the coat, and convinced Reuben that he was dead, Reuben tore his clothes and reported it to Jacob, who tore his clothes and covered himself in ashes and mourned Joseph greatly for many days.
- Joseph ended up in 5th Dynasty Egypt, under the rule of Pharaoh Menkauhor or Djedkare, where he is sold to Potiphar.
- Joseph worked for Potiphar for a number of years, where he became chief steward over his house.
- Potiphar's wife then tempted Joseph (who did not deny he was attracted to his wife). Joseph fled and Potiphar's wife screamed RAPE.
- Potiphar threw Joseph into prison in order to protect Joseph from his wife.
- Joseph became ingratiated with the Jailor. Joseph became chief steward of Pharaoh's prison.
- Pharaoh Djedkare's butler and baker were thrown into prison upon suspicion of a crime against Pharaoh. Potiphar suggests that one of them could be a valuable political ally.
- Joseph interprets the dreams of the butler and the baker. The butler would be restored, and the baker is to die.
- Pharaoh Djedkare puts the baker to death, and the butler is restored.
- two years after, Djedkare has the famous dreams. After Pharaoh's prognosticators and priests could not interpret the dreams, the Butler suggests Joseph and Potiphar comes to the Butler's aid. Djedkare orders that Joseph be brought to him.
- Djedkare meets with Joseph and relates his dream with him. Joseph interprets the dreams and Pharaoh, figuring that he has a dangerous man in his court, makes him an ally by naming him his Viceroy. He gives Joseph Asenath (a true Egyptian, and dark skinned) and a new Egyptian name. His title is now Ptah-hotep: the mouth of Ptah.
- 8 years after, Jacob's brothers come to Egypt to buy grain.
- He recognizes ten of his brothers, but of course, they don't recognize him. He has his assistants (the Jailor and Potiphar) to attend to them and he names them as spies. He throws them into prison for three days.
- He then has them released, but keeps Simeon so that they will return with Benjamin.
- The brothers return to Jacob with the money they spent to buy the grain.
- With some verbal gymnastics later, Jacob allows Benjamin to go with his brothers.
- They dine with the Viceroy, and the next morning they are caught with the Viceroy's precious silver cup. Joseph (as the Viceroy) demands that Benjamin stay with him as his slave (to protect Benjamin from his brothers), but Judah offers himself up as a replacement for Benjamin.
- After a while, Joseph reveals himself to his brethren and there is a family reunion.
Again, the aim is to do a month of Egyptian themed renders around Joseph during his time in Egypt.