miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

relief Amarna

A relief in an Amarna tomb showing soldiers on a battle chariot. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty c.1352-1336 BC. Place of Origin: Amarna period. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 72.

Ring with a Feline's Head

Ring with a Feline's Head

Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Ahmose–Thutmose III
Date: ca. 1550–1425 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Carnarvon/Carter 1907–1914
Medium: Steatite (glazed), copper Green glazed steatite lion head seal, mounted on copper wire ring
Dimensions: Ring: w. 2.1 cm (13/16 in); l. 2.2 cm (7/8 in); h. 0.7 cm (1/4 in) Feline: l. 1.1 cm (7/16 in); w. 0.9 cm (3/8 in); h. 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number: 26.7.773
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shabti Pinedjem II

Egyptian Shabti for King Pinedjem II, 21st Dynasty, ca. 964 BC

Bright blue shabti with black details, depicted mummiform with the arms crossed over the chest. Each hand holding a hoe; a basket on the back. On front the striated lappets of a tripartite wig.

 Inscribed with seven lines of hieroglyphs reading: The illuminated one, the Osiris, the High Priest of Amun, Pinedjem, true of voice, he speaks: "O, these shabtis!" and continues with excerpts from Chapter 6 of The Book of the Dead.

 Interestingly enough the shabti of Pinedjem II bears the first mention of the term shabti, which would become customary thereafter.

 During the Third Intermediate Period the pharaohs from Tanis in the Nile delta coexisted with the Theban priesthood that ruler over Upper Egypt. Pinedjem II was the eight High Priest of Amun in succession and reigned for twenty-one years.

 Pinedjem II was the son of the earlier High
 
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 Priest Menkheperre, and grandson of Pinedjem I. He married Nesykhonsu and Isetemkhebi, his second wife.

 Pinedjem II’s tomb was used as a cache to secure the remains of about forty kings and chief priest of the 17th to 21st Dynasties whose burials had been desecrated. Their removal had been necessary because the Theban rulers could no longer guard the Valley of the Kings.

 The cache was discovered by the Rassoul brothers in 1871 and seized by Egyptian authorities ten years later.

 Headless as shown, broken at the shoulder level. The body reconstituted from two pieces. Superb preservation of the glaze and the hieroglyphs.

 H. 14.8 cm (5.8)

 Provenance:
 Deir El Bahri, Cache 1 (Royal cache), TT320
 English private collection. Acquired by a relative working in Egypt for a telegraph company in the early 20th century.
 Thence art market England

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stamp seal


Stamp Seal in Shape of a Cat

Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Amenhotep I
Date: ca. 1550–1450 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Medium: Glazed steatite
Dimensions: H. 7/16 x 5/16 in. (1.1 x 0.8 cm)
Credit Line: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number: 30.8.603


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martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

ciff Bracelet

Cuff Bracelet with Cat Amulets

Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Thutmose III
Date: ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Medium: Gold, carnelian, lapis-lazuli, turquoise glass
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number: 26.8.122a–e

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female statue

Head of a female statue, possibly a princess. It is composed of two parts, the face and the wig, joined with tenons. Square tesserae of gold have been inserted in the wig. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 12th Dynasty, reign of Amenemhet I, 1991 - 1962 BC. Place of Origin: Lisht royal cemetery. Material/ Size: Painted wood with gilding H=10.5 cm Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location: 46

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Textile fragment

Textile fragment with depiction of an animal hunt. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Coptic. Date/Period: 3rd - 7th C AD. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Royal Museum, Brussels. Location: 03