miércoles, 23 de julio de 2014

10th Pylon

Hieroglyphs decorating the interior of the 10th Pylon which served as the southern entrance to the Precinct of Amun. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom 18th Dynasty. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.

karnak

Sphinx with pharaoh head in the forecourt fronting the 2nd Pylon on the Precinct of Amun. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom 19th Dynasty 1279 - 1212 BC. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.



View of the 7th Pylon, built by Tuthmosis III and with the remains of two seated colossi of the pharaoh in front. In the foreground are the jumbled remains of disassembled architectural blocks Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom 18th Dynasty 1504 - 1450 BC. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.



 The obelisk raised by Tuthmosis II. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom 18th Dynasty 1518 - 1504 BC. Material/ Size: Pink granite H=23m W=150 tons. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.





 Interior view of the colonnaded court of the 9th Pylon, built by the pharaoh Horemheb, within which are blocks of masonry recycled from the Temple of Aten which he demolished. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom 18th Dynasty 1321 - 1293 BC. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.

martes, 22 de julio de 2014

capilla blanca

Relief from the White Chapel of Sesostris I. The chapel was built to celebrate the ''sed festival'', the festival connected with the royal jubilee during which rituals of renewal and regeneration took place. Detail of the god Amun-Min in his priapic form. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty 1971 - 1926 BC. Place of Origin: Karnak. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N. J Saunders.

caja de madera

dating: AMENHOTEP III/AMENOPHIS III/NEBMAATRE
material: WOOD; GESSO
RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN [06/001] LEIDEN

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cosmetic tray

A steatite cosmetic tray in the form of a slaughtered ibex. Details of the horns and tied legs have been carefully carved. The other side of the body has been hollowed out as a bowl
New Kingdom
LIVERPOOL MUSEUM [03/061] LIVERPOOL


lunes, 21 de julio de 2014

millefiori glass

A fragment of a millefiori glass plate from Meroe, with blue flowers on a black background. The millefiore technique originated in Egypt for making decorative inlay plaques. Coloured rods were arranged in a pattern so that they could be fused and made into a composite rod, transverse slices were cut from the composite rod and each produced the original pattern.
Meroe.
from: BEGRAWIYA
LIVERPOOL MUSEUM [03/061]
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Amarna

An Amarna relief showing a figure carrying an offering vessel. Inv. No. E8192 Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty Amarna period. Place of Origin: Hermopolis. Material Size: h = 23.4 cm l = 53.2 cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Musee Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels. Location: 72.