Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Mural celebrating the 25 January 2011 revolution

Subject

Graffiti/Street Art

Description

This street art, on the walls of the Faculty of Fine Arts, was painted some time in 2011. The figure of the mummy refers to Egypt, which is shouting, 'I'm free', which in turn, is painted in the colours of the Egyptian flag. It is interesting that the artist uses the figure of a 'mummy' to stand in for Egypt/Egyptians, given that it refers to the ancient Egyptian custom of preserving a body after death. In Western popular culture, ancient Egyptian mummies are usually represented as malevolent. Also of note, is that the artist uses English rather than Arabic.

Creator

Unknown Artist

Publisher

Nicola Pratt

Date Published

12/02/2012

Rights

Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Related Resources

    Jasmine Day (2006) The Mummy’s Curse: Mummymania in the English-speaking World. London, New York: Routledge.

Language

English

Date Created

12/02/2011

Citation

Unknown Artist, “Mural celebrating the 25 January 2011 revolution,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 3, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/194.

Output Formats


Media

feb 2012 013.JPG

Original Format

street art