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

Metmuseum
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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

Neferrronpet

View of the interior of the tomb of Neferronpet, a scribe of the treasury of Amen. The deceased and his wife. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: reign of Ramses II 19th dynasty c 12979 - 1212 BC. Place of Origin: Tomb no .178, West Thebes, Khokha. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive. Location: 76.

Letter from Tushrata to Amenhotep III

Letter from Tushrata to Amenhotep III
Mitannian, about 1370-1350 BC
From Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
Diplomatic links between Mesopotamia and Egypt
This clay tablet is part of a collection of 382 cuneiform documents discovered in 1887 in Egypt, at the site of Tell el-Amarna. They are mainly letters spanning a fifteen- to thirty-year period. The first dates to around year 30 of the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC), and the last to no later than the first year of the reign of Tutankhamun (1336-1327 BC). The majority date to the reign of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) (1352-1336 BC), the heretic pharaoh who founded a new capital at Tell el-Amarna.
This letter is written in Akkadian, the diplomatic language of Mesopotamia at the time. It is addressed to Amenhotep III from Tushratta, king of Mitanni (centred in modern Syria). Tushratta calls the pharaoh his 'brother', with the suggestion that they are of equal rank. The letter starts with greetings to various members of the royal house including Tushratta's daughter Tadu-Heba, who had become one of Amenhotep's many brides. Diplomatic marriages were the standard way in which countries formed alliances with Egypt.
Tushratta goes on to inform Amenhotep that, with the consent of the goddess Ishtar, he has sent a statue of her to Egypt. He hopes that the goddess will be held in great honour in Egypt and that the statue may be sent back safely to Mitanni.
Three lines of Egyptian, written in black ink, have been added, presumably when the letter arrived in Egypt. The addition includes the date 'Year 36' of the king.
W.L. Moran, The Amarna letters (John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1992)

boat model

Wooden model depicting fishing boats from the tomb of Meketre. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 11th dynasty c.2134-1991 BC. Place of Origin: Deir El-Bahri, tomb of Meketre. Material Size: Wood, h= 55 cm, w = 72 cm, l=173cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo . Location: 40.

model

Wooden model depicting a weavers workshop. Two women weave on horizontal looms while others spin thread or wind skeins for weaving. Pegs used for warping may be seen on the wall. Country of Origin: Egypt Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 11th dynasty c.2134-1991 BC. Place of Origin: Deir El-Bahri, tomb of Meketre. Material Size: Wood, h= 25 cm, w = 42 cm, l=93cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo . Location: 40.