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H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep by zombiequadrille H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep by zombiequadrille
And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger.

Nyarlathotep was a kind of itinerant showman or lecturer who held forth in public halls and aroused widespread fear and discussion with his exhibitions. These exhibitions consisted of two parts — first, a horrible — possibly prophetic — cinema reel; and later some extraordinary experiments with scientific and electrical apparatus.

This figure is based on H.P. Lovecraft's 'Nyarlathotep'
and this incarnation owes a lot to the character as depicted in Christian Matzke's film of the same name.  Original is made from Super Sculpey and painted to resemble tarnished copper. Copies are cast in resin and painted identically as the original

Copies of this sculpture are available for $65 plus shipping.  Contact me at zombiequadrille@hotmail.com for details.

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cshafer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Does this piece include "documents" like your Lovecraft's Cthulhu and Shub-NIggurath?
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi, sent you a note. Yes Nyarlathotep has some news clippings.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wonderful representation of the N's human guise. His pose conjures up an image from my youth. You likely remember Alice Cooper.

"Welcome to my nightmare...I think you're going to like it..."
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I remember Alice Cooper. When to see the 'Billion Dollar Baby' concert in 1973.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You're certainly welcome. You saw the "Billion Dollar Baby" concert in 1973? Oh, envy.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, hard to believe that was 40 years ago.
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cshafer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I love this figure because Nyarlathotep is the ONLY mythos God to take on a human guise. I've always wanted to see the depiction of Nyarlathotep as the "Tall dark-skinned Egyptian Pharaoh with tentacles emerging from where there should be a face." Any way we could see such a sculpture in the future?
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I liked the modern incarnation and based it on Christian Matzke's film:
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Jason McKittrick made a figure that might be closer to what you had in mind. [link]
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cshafer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you for the links I watched and enjoyed the movie as for Jason McKittrick's Nyarlathotep, I feel as though you could sculpt it way better. Not saying that he can't sculpt as I am becoming a big fan of both his work as well as yours. Either way both sculpts are wonderfully done.
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RyckRudd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man, that's so awesome!!
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks. I didn't stray too far from
Christian Matzke's film version because I've always thought it was spot on.
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mattstats09 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Uncle Joe!
These are absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!
Love the Lovecraft!!!!!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I have a fondness for Nyarlathotep as the lecture hall guy, and have long wanted to see that better realized, so I really like what you've done here, packing so much of the imagery into the figure (like how the glove implies dangerous technology in the ball).
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like the 'human' incarnations best, too, so I didn't stray far from Christian's film version.
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puscus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Hi!
Very nice Nyarlathotep Statue, I'd like to have one like this... If you have any for sale, just let me know please!
And I'd also like a handfull of your Lovecraft Tokens (Cthulhu and Elder Signs).
Keep up the good (lovecraftian) work!
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hi, Glad you like the figure. Contact me at
zombiequadrille@hotmail.com and I'll send you info about sales.
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hyperritual Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
My statue (#3) is still displayed prominently next to my other Nyarlathotep statue (from the SOTA Nightmares collection). Thanks again.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks. It's intersting how the SOTA figure and mine
can be so different and still possibly correct. I'm glad you enjoy the piece.
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MarsHottentot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I grew up with good ol' Nyarlathotep. That dude was a trip.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
I hear ya. Usually a bad trip.
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BaRtUc0076 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
An amazing work of art... and it's mine (thanks for the extras)
Support this artist!

'till the Stars are right
Best regards
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, and you're welcome!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thats pretty fantastic! :D
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I don't think I've seen too many 'human' incarnations of the character.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that is true! :D
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HangMansJoke Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the eyes...great work!
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks. My preliminary head had an expression a friend described as 'blank' so I tried for a more serious look and I think it came out pretty good.
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jason-latino Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Always look forward to your Lovecraft pieces, great work!
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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zenarion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very nice!
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks,
I'm working on a mold for him now.
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CountMagnus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Oh sweet! What are you going to cast him in?
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
He'll be sturdy resin and painted just like the pics. One of the reasons my poses are fairly simple is because I'm not that capable when in comes to making molds.
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