domingo, 24 de julio de 2016


The owner and his wife (probably) are sitting on seats with high backs placed on a mat and hold the stem of a lotus in the right hand. They wear the Theban cone upon their wigs, like the young girl who presents a cup to those who are probably her parents. Between them stands a table of offerings on which are piled various commodities.
Behind the girl are three musicians, two are nude, the third wearing a transparent dress. They play the harp, a long necked lute or a double flute


Mummy coffin of Pedusiri

Mummy coffin of Pedusiri, detail of the chest area, including the goddess Nut with outstreched wings, in plastered, polychromed, and gilded wood, Egyptian late dynastic or early Greco-Roman period, circa 500 - 25 B.C.E. Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

Fragment of an ivory label showing pharaoh Den

Fragment of an ivory label showing pharaoh Den, wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Originally from Abydos, Umm el Qaab, tomb T (Tomb of Horus Den). Now in the Egyptian Museum. Undoubtedly this representation of Horus Den marks an advance in regard to the iconography of the double crown. Remains of the original color, used for painting the label, still visible on top of the white crown and sides of the red crown. bibliography: Petrie, W.M.Flinders. 1901. The royal tombs of the first dynasty. Part II, p.21, pl. X.13; XIV.7-7a.

Ramesses II at Abydos.

The heiroglyph "Keftiu" is named in the Cartouche (oval enclosure below the figure). The figure is one of nine figues, "The Nine Bows" (which vary) Here each of the Nine Bows are depicted the same way, a Syrian type is repeated nine times not a Keftiu but intended here to represent a generic foreign enemy. Below each of these nine generic foreigners is a different heiroglyphic name of a foreign enemy. This photo was taken at II. Ramses' Temple at Abydos, on the NW corner of the peristyle yard
Nine Bows) Ramesses II at Abydos.

sábado, 23 de julio de 2016


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Rectangular limestone stela(?) of Prince Bunefer; central column of Hieroglyphic text.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Stone sarcophagus lid of Queen Khedebneithirbinet

Stone sarcophagus lid of Queen Khedebneithirbinet (Chedeb-Neith-Iret-Bin)
26th Dynasty,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Viena

TWO BOOKS FOR ONE LADY, The mother of Herihor rediscovered

TWO BOOKS FOR ONE LADY, The mother of Herihor rediscovered