jueves, 31 de julio de 2014
Detail from the jewel chest of Tuyu, depicting Heh, the god of the Million Years. Found empty of any jewels as the tomb was robbed in antiquity, the chest was originally constructed for Tuyu's daughter, Tiye, who placed it in the tomb as offering. Tiye became the wife of Amehnhotep III and mother of Akhenaten. Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt. Period/ Date: New Kingdom 1391 - 1353 BC, 18th Dynasty. Material/ Size: Wood, glod leaf, faience, ebony and painted ivory, H=38.5cm W=26.8cm. Place of Origin: Valley of the Kings. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location 72
Date New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, Rameses III
Drawn by Boudier, from a photograph taken Byjnsinger in 1881.
Fragment of an Amarna head. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Amarna period c. 1373 - 1357B C. Place of Origin: Tell el Amarna. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Location: 48.
miércoles, 30 de julio de 2014
Flat-bottomed jar with a rather short neck bearing an orange slip. There is black and red decoration in two horizontal superposed bands on the upper part of the exterior. The upper one is completely filled with a black design representing a vine-branch, a theme borrowed from Hellenistic Egypt, while the lower band contains a frieze composed of a series of drop-like shapes linked together by two horizontal lines.
|INSTITUT DE PAPYROLOGIE ET D'ÉGYPTOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE III [02/049] LILLE|
|FORMED ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL|
- Geus Francis, Nubie, les cultures antiques du Soudan, catalogue d'exposition, Lille,1994, p.110, n°144.
- Vila André, "Le cimetière méroïtique", dans Aksha II, Paris, 1967, p.233, fig.206,c et pl. VI,4.
- Gratien Brigitte, La Nubie au temps des pharaons, catalogue d'exposition, [Boulogne-sur-mer], 1975, p.27, n°291