domingo, 16 de agosto de 2015

A pottery bowl

A pottery bowl with a ship in incised underglaze. Culture: Byzantine. Date/Period: 11th or 12th century. Material Size: Pottery. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Byzantine Museum, Athens . Location: 05

Couvercle et cercueil d'un roi Antef (Sékhemrê Hérouhermaât). 17e dynastie.

Couvercle et cercueil d'un roi Antef (Sékhemrê Hérouhermaât). 17e dynastie.

Female figure with raised arms

Female figure with raised arms
Female figurines of this type, made from Nile silt, are among the oldest sculptures in Egyptian art. Their form is extremely schematised, and their heads tend to resemble that of a bird. The arms are raised beside the head with the palms of the hands turned to face inward, and the upper part of the body leans forward slightly. At the bottom of the legs is the hint of a foot. Their function in a tomb is not immediately apparent; are they bird-he...aded deities, fertility goddesses, concubines for the deceased, mourners, or even dancers?
Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.3006
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Height 23.7 cm
Width 15.1 cm
Bibliography•F. Lefebvre et B. Van Rinsveld, L'Égypte. Des Pharaons aux Coptes, Bruxelles 1990, 20
•S. Hendrickx, Prehistorische en vroegdynastische oudheden uit Egypte - Antiquités préhistoriques et protodynastiques d'Égypte, Bruxelles 1994, 26-27

sábado, 15 de agosto de 2015

The sacred geese of Amun

The sacred geese of Amun

This small votive statue depicts sacred geese of Amun sitting on a limestone pedestal. There are a total of nine birds of different sizes: two large, three medium, and four small geese. They are very close to each other and together occupy the entire upper surface of the pedestal. On the front of the pedestal is an inscription identifying the object as a votive gift.

Present location PELIZAEUS-MUSEUM [04/030] HILDESHEIM
Inventory number 4544
Archaeological Site DEIR EL-MEDINAH ?
Height 7.5 cm
Width 17.2 cm
Depth 11.5 cm

"[1] Made by the relief sculptor of Amun in the "Place of Truth", Keni the justified. He says: Permanence and duration for the geese of Amun."

Bibliography•Kayser, H., Die Gänse des Amon : Eine Neuerwerbung des Pelizaeus-Museums, in: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 16, Wiesbaden 1958, S. 193, Tf. 14.
•Porter, B. & Moss, R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, vol. I².2 : Theban necropolis, Oxford 1964, S. 714.
•Kayser, H., Die ägyptischen Altertümer im Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Hildesheim 1973, S. 94.
•Kitchen, K.A., Ramesside Inscriptions : Historical and Biographical; vol. III, Oxford 1980, S. 682 (Nr. 6).
•Egypt's Golden Age : The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 B.C., Boston 1982, Kat.-Nr. 412.
•Eggebrecht, A. (Hrsg.), Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim : Die ägyptische Sammlung, Hildesheim - Mainz 1993, Abb. 69.
•Monreal Agustí, L. (Hrsg.), Egipto milenario : Vida cotidiana en la época de los faraones, Barcelona 1998, Kat.-Nr. 61.
•Kitchen, K.A., Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated and Annotated : Translations; vol. III, Oxford 2000, S. 460.
•Andreu, G. (Hrsg.), Les artistes de Pharaon : Deir el-Médineh et la Vallée des Rois, Paris - Turnhout 2002, Kat.-Nr. 165


Necklace beads

Necklace beads

Period: Early Dynastic IIIa

Date: ca. 2600–2500 B.C.

Geography: Mesopotamia, Ur (modern Tell al-Muqayyar)

Culture: Sumerian

Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli

Dimensions: L. 54 cm

Classification: Metalwork-Ornaments

Credit Line: Dodge Fund, 1933

Accession Number: 33.35.48

Met museum

Foundation figure of Ur-Namma holding a basket

Foundation figure of Ur-Namma holding a basket

Period: Ur III

Date: ca. 2112–2095 B.C.

Geography: Mesopotamia

Culture: Neo-Sumerian

Medium: Copper alloy

Dimensions: H. 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)

Classification: Metalwork-Sculpture-Inscribed

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1947

Accession Number: 47.49

Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls

Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls

Period: Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Date: ca. 18th century B.C.
Geography: Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük
Culture: Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Medium: Ivory (Hippopotamus), gold foil
Dimensions: H. 5 x W. 4 1/8 in. (12.7 x 10.4 cm)
Classification: Ivory/Bone-Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1932
Accession Number: 32.161.46
Met Museum