viernes, 23 de enero de 2015

Torso of a statue of a kneeling woman,

Torso of a statue of a kneeling woman, probably a copy of a bathing Aphrodite. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Graeco-Roman. Ptolemaic period. Place of Origin: Alexandria. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt. Location: 83.

The Abusir Papyri

The Abusir Papyri
Several kings of the Fifth Dynasty selected for their pyramid complex an area of desert northwest of modern Abusir village. In the late nineteenth century, several museums acquired groups of papyrus fragments from the business papers of one cult, that for king Neferirkare Kakai. Together this remains the largest Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC) papyrus find. In the late twentieth century excavations by the Czechoslovak expedition on the site, more papyri were found from two other cult complexes, (1) for king Neferefre (more recently read Raneferef), and (2) for the king's mother Khentkaus.

 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/abughurab/abusir.html

 Abusir Papyri �University College Sheet B� UC 32366
Published: de Cenival and Posener-Krieger 1968: pl.8; commentary in Posener-Krieger 1976: 121-122
Contents:
Series of fragments from middle or lower part of a papyrus roll, gridded, with name-list probably from a roster table of duty for staff on rotating service
From the better preserved parallels such as British Museum 10735.7, Louver E25279 and Egyptian Museum Cairo 602, it is clear that each horizontal line corresponds to one day, and each group of vertical columns to a particular duty in the temple, for example �men to make offerings to statues on festival day�, �men to bring meat and flower garlands from the sun-temple Setibra�. The fragments show that the same individual repeated this task across several days:
Fragment A Ptahhotep
Fragment B AaFragment C Khuenkhnum, Djedikakai, SenebFragment D Ipi, Izy, end of note of task in vertical column �his [...] in/from the temple�Fragment E Merra with note in red �the elder�, Seneb, Djedi, NesqedFragment F Nefer, Neferheteput, Nedjemib, KaFragment G [..]-heteput (?), Neferiretkakai, Kakaihetepet, Kair[su]
Note that, on the eighth day on fragment D, the official Izy did not complete his task, as the recording bureaucrat marked in place of his name a red stroke.

Sarcophagus in the burial chamber of the mastaba of Ptah-shepses

Sarcophagus in the burial chamber of the mastaba of Ptah-shepses at Abusir. The unusual size and elaborate decoration of the mastaba of this royal vizier reflected his marriage to Khamerernebty, daughter of the pharaoh Niuserre. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 5th Dynasty, 2500-2350 BC. Place of Origin: Abusir.Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 03

 The tomb-chapel of Ptah-shepses at Abusir includes a large pillared court. The centre of the court was open to the sky, but the now fallen architraves supported slabs which formed a roofed walk round its perimeter. Country of Origin: Egypt Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Old Kingdom. Place of Origin: AbusirCredit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 02.

Teti

The star-covered ceiling of the interior of the pyramid of Teti at Saqqara. To become an indestructable star was one of the King's aspirations in the afterlife. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Old Kingdom. 6th dynasty. Place of Origin: Saqqara. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 18.


jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

Glass Wedjat-eye plaque

Glass Wedjat-eye plaque. These tiny fragments, possibly inlays from shrines and furniture, were made from polychrome glass canes laid side by side to create a picture. The rods were fused, left to cool, stretched to miniaturise, then sliced to form each piece. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Graeco-Roman 3rdC BC-1stC AD. Place of Origin: Alexandria. Material Size: 1.3x1.3cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Christie's, London . Location: 36.

LA MEDICINA DEL ANTIGUO EGIPTO

LA MEDICINA DEL ANTIGUO EGIPTO

John Nunn

 S.L. FONDO DE CULTURA ECONOMICA DE ESPAÑA, 2002
ISBN 9789681664190

Datos del libro

  • Nº de páginas: 288 págs.
  • Encuadernación: Tapa dura
  • Editorial: S.L. FONDO DE CULTURA ECONOMICA DE ESPAÑA
  • Lengua: CASTELLANO
  • ISBN: 9789681664190

Mace head

A pear-shaped mace-head with a wide bore, made from black and white marble.

LIVERPOOL MUSEUM [03/061]

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