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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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