martes, 17 de enero de 2017

Statuette of the goddess Thoeris

Statuette of the goddess Thoeris
A statuette showing the goddess Thoeris, striding, her left leg forward. On her hippopotamus head she wears a tripartite wig with incised stripes and ribbons. Her human arms are held forwards, alongside her belly.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 467
Dating NEW KINGDOM (not before); UNKNOWN; LATE PERIOD (not after)
Archaeological Site UNSPECIFIED
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material CALCITE/ALABASTER
Technique HEWN; INCISION
Height 9.5 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=9802
Bibliography•E. Schiaparelli, Museo Archeologico di Firenze-Antichità Egizie, Roma, 1887, pg. 117, n. 956.

Statue of the God Thoth with the Godess Maat Squatting in Front of Him


Statue of the God Thoth with the Godess Maat Squatting in Front of Him
This statue represents the God Thoth in the form of an ibis, a bird with long legs, a long curved bill and red eyes.
Maat, who was the goddess of justice and who had been associated with him since the time of the Middle Kingdom, is shown squatting in front of him on a high chair. The goddess wears a long, tripartite wig and rests her arm on her thigh. A hole was cut on her head in which to place the ostr...ich feather that was her symbol.
Two small figures on two special thin bases flank Maat's chair.
Present location BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA ANTIQUETIES MUSEUM [01/027] ALEXANDRIA BAAM
Inventory number 622
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site TUNA EL-GABAL
Category STATUE
Material WOOD; BRONZE; CALCITE/ALABASTER
Technique HEWN; POLISHED
Height 16 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=14565

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2016

sister of Djehutihotep

Ancient Egyptian woman, sister of Djehutihotep, an ancient Egyptian nomarch of the fifteenth nomos of Upper Egypt during the twelfth dynasty

Mask

Mask
Fragment of a mask with very distinct facial features. It shows wavy hair, a straight nose, large eyes and an open mouth.
IHNASIYA EL-MADINA/HERAKLEOPOLIS
GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD: PTOLEMAIC PERIOD >
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=7929
MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO NACIONAL
LOPEZ, J., Rapport préliminaire sur les fouilles d' Hérakléopolis ( 1966 ), Oriens Antiquus, XIII, 1974, Lám. XIV.
PONS MELLADO E., Terracotas de época Greco-romana procedentes de Enhasya el Medina (Heracleópolis Magna). Bolletín del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, t. XVI, nº 118.

mask

Mask
Gilded funerary mask representing the deceased's face with conventional traits: large eyes, long eyebrows and a somewhat expressionless look. The deceased is wearing a helmet-like wig.
PAINTED ON STUCCO
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GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD
MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO NACIONAL
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=7472

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2016

sarchophagus

Exhibit in the Matsuoka Museum of Art - 5 Chome-12-6 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071, Japan.

sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2016

oval face

The oval face represents a man or perhaps a deity. The face has holes of various shapes and sizes representing the eyes, nostrils and mouth; the nose is a gentle protrusion. There are small holes all around the skull, presumably to hold tufts of real hair. The entire face was apparently painted ochre, or orange-yellow, and still bears visible traces of that color. There is a deep hole under the neck, which suggests that the face was once fixed to a post and was probably used in cult ceremonies
MARIMDA BENI SALAMA
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=14730