Jewelry & Miscellaneous Works from my 2006 museum exhibit
Egyptian Chased Gold Vulture Pendant AmuletEgyptian Chased Gold Sheet figure of IsisEgyptian .999 Pure Silver Cloisonné Pectoral of Horus-Re with Carnellian InlaysMisc. Carved Egyptian AmuletsEgyptian Gilt Wood Papyrus Charm AmuletEgyptian Cast Gold JewelryEgyptian Cast Silver RingEgyptian Mudseal Impression as found in burials. This example is from KV-62, the tomb of Tutankhamun.Egyptian Hand Carved Gabled & paneled Portable ChestEgyptian Painted Limestone OstraconEgyptian Carved Ibex CombEgyptian Paneled Incense BoxEgyptian Carved & Gilt Sacred ShrineEgyptian Cubit Rod On Hieratic PapyrusEgyptian Thrown PotteryEgyptian Ivory Magic WandEgyptian Artist's PalletEgyptian Ritual Censor
All images © Peter Chiappori 2011-17
As you can see I love everything ancient Egyptian.  Artistically it was a natural place to start.  I love realism because it's brutally honest.  It connects us with the past, fascinates us & moves us forward.  I've had several exhibits at the Kenosha Public Museum in their treasures gallery & teach there part time.  If you really want to understand my philosophy, personal training and ideas you can click on the button for my artist's statement:
More About Me
If you don't care much about my philosophy you can see some links about my exhibits via some news clips & here.  I was also a finalist for a sculpture centerpiece in California and continue to humbly accumulate accolades from various groups as the years go by.
Sculpture, Fine Art & Illustration
Robes of an Egyptian Priest

I fabricated this from a REAL antique Amur leopard hide.
The lining has a silk screened pattern of gold stars. The gilt
head is carved from a single piece of fir with enamled inlays.
The claws are carved from bone & are individually
stitched in place. These robes are worn over the shoulder &
can be seen in all manner of ritual use throughout
pharaonic times. This example is virtually unique today.
Enter Kemet Workshop
Some of my illustrations are in this Book "KV-63: The Untold Story of the New Tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings" by dig member & author Roxanne S. WilsonIllustration of Egyptologist Prof. Otto SchadenWith Author & KV-10/KV-63 Dig Member Roxanne Wilson in the Valley of the Kings, EgyptWith Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden at the entrance to KV-10, Egypt
Ancient Egypt is more than a passion. I've spent a lifetime of serious study of the culture.
So, if you would ask...

How Serious Am I About Ancient Egypt??...   Visiting With Some Egyptologist Friends... While IN Egypt
Votive Statue of Osiris in Cedar with Copper EmblemsClose up of Osiris Votive StatueApuat (Wepwawet) Standard with Gilt & Painted DetailsDetail of Apuat (Wepwawet) Standard
More Carvings in Wood from my Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit
Anubis embraces the deceased for his journey into the afterlife. A soul joins with its body.A soul passes a gate. A hymn to Thoth, the god of scribes.The Hall of JudgementThe heart of the deceased, where the soul resides, is weighed against the feather of truth.A priest performs the "Opening of the Mouth" ceremony. Transforming into a divine hawkMaking the final journey into the stars as a transformed soulAnubis embracing the mummy outside the tomb to help enter the afterlifeA soul reunites with its mummyA soul travels through a gate in the afterlifeThe deceased's heart, where its soul resides, is weighed against the feather of truthA transformed soul makes the final journey into the starsText from transforming into a divine hawk
Below is a 4-meter (14') papyrus scroll I created of the Book of the Dead. It is called the Am-Duat in Egyptian meaning "What is in the Underworld." This version has only 8 of the 183 known chapters. The text & vignettes come from the Ani papyrus but with grammatic corrections. It took months for me to make this using traditional pigments & reed pens. It certainly gives one an idea of how lenghty a process it was for ancient Egyptians in this life to get into the next!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries you may have about architecture or art services.

I can always be reached at:

Salem, WI   53168
Phone: (262) 843-8877
Alt:      (262) 909-1737
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PLACES TO SEE MY ARTWORK:

* Some of my sculptures were made on the grounds of Bosman Monuments in Kenosha, WI.  They are excellent craftsmen of granite memorials. Click on their name to visit their website.

* Forever Grateful Consignments Art Gallery - 5000 7th Ave., Kenosha, WI

Links to more sculpture & art websites will follow. So check back soon!
THIS IS WHERE I MAKE GRAVEL
My space at Bosman Monuments... lots of stone chips & room to carve. My canopy (in the background)  was blown over in a wind storm but luckily no damage to any sculpture!
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