The Tears of Ra

The Details

Name: The Tears of Ra

Designed and decorated by: Donna Newman.

Sponsor: BAM

Design Inspiration

In Egyptian mythology the tears of the Sun God ‘Ra’ were transformed into bees on their fall to earth, providing liquid gold honey to Ra’s followers. Evidence suggests that ancient Egyptians were the first beekeepers. Manchester Museum holds one of Europe’s most significant collections of Egyptian artefacts. This design replicates hieroglyphs depicting beekeeping, with the Queen Bee elaborately decorated to resemble a sarcophagus.

We are an international company, but proud of our local roots and regional office here in Manchester. We transform places and make a difference to local communities and our buildings across the City include No.1 Spinningfields, 1 Angel Square, The National Graphene Institute and Manchester City Football Academy.


The Artist -Donna Newman

Donna Newman is a mural artist working in Birmingham. She has worked in schools across the region for over ten years and seeks to inspire young people by transforming their learning environments with her artwork. Working in locations from libraries to playgrounds and school halls, Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art. @Donnaedendesign

Bee in the City 2020

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