domingo, 11 de octubre de 2015

Red polished Pottery

Naqada Period Pottery in the Petrie Museum

Red polished Pottery





Siltstone palette; type 4S; head partly split off. From Naqada Tomb 241

Place: Naqada (Egypt L - Q / Egypt)

Period: Naqada I


Inscriptions on a high cliff, hard to access, on Sehel Islands. It shows the viceroy of Kush Usersatet, in office under Amenhotep II This kind of inscriptions made the Sehel Island expeditions harder. Some of the carvings like that are not accessible without rope ladders or alpine techniques. Perhaps they are made for birds.

Amenirdis I

God's Wife of Amun, Amenirdis I making an offering - Chapels of god's Wifes of Amun at Medinet Habu - 25th dynasty of Egypt


A statue of the final Egyptian God's Wife of Amun at Thebes, Ankhenesneferibre, of the 26th Saite dynasty. She was the daughter of the 26th dynasty Saite pharaoh: Psamtik II. The statue is now located in the Nubian Museum of Aswan in southern Egypt. Its catalogue number was CG42205

inner coffin of Ahmose-Meritamun

This is the inner coffin of Ahmose-Meritamun who was the chief queen of pharaoh Amenhotep I during the early 18th dynasty period of Egypt's New Kingdom. It was found at Deir el-Bahri in Thebes and is made of cedar. The coffin is part of the permanent collection of the Cairo Museum. Queen Ahmose-Meritamun's official tomb is designated as TT358 where this coffin was found but it was stripped of its gilded gold and semi-precious stones in antiquity. This photo was taken at the King Tut exhibition at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington State, USA.