The one day of the year that a Rosetta Stone Pumpkin makes perfect sense.
This image is where ancient Egypt meets Halloween meets amazing talent.
The internet is awash with fabulous pumpkin creations, but this one is different: the Rosetta Stone seemingly carved into a pumpkin.
This is the work of artist Mike Matola. Mike normally works on lyric portraits, where he creates an image made-up of hand-written lyrics or film scripts. This time he has created the image of a suitably spooky-looking pumpkin with the Rosetta Stone carved into it.
In Mike’s words, it is “a wonderful and fun way to promote the season and the insanely important discovery of the Rosetta Stone”.
The real Rosetta Stone was issued in 196 B.C. by a congress of priests who had gathered in Memphis to strike a deal with the struggling king, Ptolemy V. The stone records a decree that established the divine cult of the young ruler – in return for some generous tax breaks for the temples. The king received the priesthood’s influential backing and the priests grew rich. Win-win.
You can check out more of Mike’s work at www.linebylineposters.com, or connect with his twitter/instagram @mikematola.