martes, 26 de mayo de 2015

sarchophagus




Present location

RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN [06/001] LEIDEN

Inventory number

AMM 5-e

Dating

26TH DYNASTY

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

COFFIN/SARCOPHAGUS OF HUMANS

Material

WOOD; PLASTER

Technique

PAINTED ON STUCCO

Height

36 cm

Width

63 cm

Depth

240 cm

Bibliography

  • Leemans, C., Aegyptische Monumenten van het Nederlandse Museum van Oudheden te Leiden III.30, Leiden 1890, pl. I-VIII.
  • Schneider, H. D. en M. J. Raven, De Egyptische Oudheid, Den Haag 1981, nr. 127.
  • Raven, M. J., De Dodencultus van het Oude Egypte, Amsterdam 1992, 60-62, nr. 23.
  • Raven, M. J., Mummies onder het mes, Amsterdam 1993, afb. 117


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ivory, wood animal

Present location RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN [06/001] LEIDEN
Inventory number AH 175
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category UNSPECIFIED EQUIPEMNT ...
Material IVORY; WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 4.5 cm

Bibliography•Leemans, C., Aegyptische Monumenten van het Nederlandse Museum van Oudheden te Leiden II.23, Leiden 1865, pl. CCXLIII, 494.
•Schneider, H. D., Egyptisch Kunsthandwerk, Amsterdam 1995, 78-79, nr. 32.
•Warmenbol, E., Ombres d'Égypte, Treignes 1999, 80, cat. nr. 51.
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lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015

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Linen wreath of Cleopatra

Linen wreath of Cleopatra
From Qurna, Thebes, Egypt
Roman period, early 2nd century AD
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This wreath belonged to a young woman called Cleopatra who was just over 17 at her death, some 150 years after her famous namesake, Cleopatra VII. She was one of three generations of the family of Soter buried at Thebes, all of whom lived between AD 109 and 146. During a burial in ancient Egypt wreaths and bouquets were often placed on the top of the outer coffin. These may have been carried by members of the family of the deceased during the funeral procession, and put on the coffin before the tomb was closed. They have been found in both private and royal tombs.
In Egypt plants of all kinds were associated with life and fertility. Flowers such as the lotus, which opened each morning, were particularly linked with rebirth. The Egyptian word for bouquet was the same as the verb meaning 'to give life'. This play on words was probably quite deliberate, highlighting the symbolic link between the two ideas. This is just one of many examples of word play in the Egyptian language, illustrating the Egyptians' fondness of linguistic games.
This wreath is unusual in being made entirely of cloth. The inner part of the wreath consists of a bundle of torn linen rags, bound into a roughly circular shape using a longer piece of cloth, now partly unravelled. It is not certain why cloth was used instead of flowers; perhaps because it is more durable
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sábado, 23 de mayo de 2015

Dagger,



Dagger, consisting of a long pointed blade and an ivory trapezoidal pommel, joined by a section (restored here) in turtle-shell. The separate parts are joined together by rivets.

Present location

INSTITUT DE PAPYROLOGIE ET D'ÉGYPTOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE III [02/049] LILLE

Inventory number

L 0510

Dating

CLASSICAL KERMA

Archaeological Site

MIRGISSA

Category

DAGGER

Material

COPPER

Technique

HAMMERING; FULL CAST

Width

5.2 cm

Bibliography

  • Gratien Brigitte et Le Saout Françoise, Nubie, les cultures antiques du Soudan, catalogue d'exposition, Lille, 1994, p.149, n°216.
  • Vila André, "Le cimetière Kerma", dans J. Vercoutter, Mirgissa I, Paris, 1970, p.265, fig.25c.
  • Gratien Brigitte, La Nubie au temps des pharaons, catalogue d'exposition, [Boulogne-sur-mer], 1975, p.19, n°114

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Small statue in red terracotta of a lion




Small statue in red terracotta of a lion seated on a plinth, representing the Meroitic deity Apedemak. The tail, shown on the left side, curves up following the shape of the body.

Present location

INSTITUT DE PAPYROLOGIE ET D'ÉGYPTOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE III [02/049] LILLE

Inventory number

L 0624

Dating

MEROITIC PERIOD

Archaeological Site

NAQ`A

Category

FIGURINE/STATUETTE

Material

POTTERY

Technique

FORMED BY HAND

Height

15.7 cm

Bibliography

  • Geus Francis, Nubie, les cultures antiques du Soudan, catalogue d'exposition, Lille, 1994, p.221, n°309.
  • Gratien Brigitte, La Nubie au temps des pharaons, catalogue d'exposition, [Boulogne-sur-mer], 1975, p.28, n°311

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Four wedjat eye amulets

Four wedjat eye amulets, the details of which are painted in black. They are provided with two rings for suspension on top and bottom.
Present location INSTITUT DE PAPYROLOGIE ET D'ÉGYPTOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE III [02/049] LILLE
Inventory number L 2454
Dating NEW KINGDOM ...
Archaeological Site SAI ISLAND
Category AMULET
Material ENAMEL
Technique PRESSED IN A FORM/MODEL; PAINTED

Width 1.3 cm
Depth 0.3 cm
Bibliography•Gratien Brigitte, La Nubie au temps des pharaons, catalogue d'exposition, [Boulogne-sur-mer], 1975, p.25, n°243
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