jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

Upper Part of a Statue of a Royal Woman or Goddess

Upper Part of a Statue of a Royal Woman or Goddess
Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 11Reign:Mentuhotep IIDate:ca. 2030-2000 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep IIMedium:Limestone, paintDimensions:12 3/16 × 9 1/2 × 5 5/16 in. (31 × 24.2 × 13.5 cm)Credit Line:Collection des Musées d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève
Fragments of similar female statues were found in the Mentuhotep temple, all lacking divine or royal emblems or identifying inscriptions. The sculptures cannot originate from the interiors of the queens’ shrines because they were too small to accommodate them. Their date is also insecure; based on comparisons to other sculptures, they may be late Twelfth or even early Eighteenth Dynasty works. This woman’s left arm angles away from her body, suggesting she originally held hands with a divinity or the king.
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Relief of Queen Kemsit Seated

Relief of Queen Kemsit Seated
Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 11Reign:Mentuhotep IIDate:ca. 2030-2000 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep NebhepetreMedium:LimestoneDimensions:16 1/8 × 16 1/8 × 5 1/2 in. (41 × 41 × 14 cm)Credit Line:The Trustees of the British Museum, London
Queen Kemsit sniffs an ointment jar, while a servant pours liquid into a cup. The queen’s elaborate dress is covered with a pattern of feathers, an embellishment usually reserved for deities and perhaps here related to Kemsit’s role as a Hathor priestess
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Relief of a Woman Presenting an Ointment Vessel

Relief of a Woman Presenting an Ointment Vessel
Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 11Reign:Mentuhotep IIDate:ca. 2030-2000 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep IIMedium:Limestone, paintDimensions:10 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 1 9/16 in. (26 × 15.9 × 4 cm)Credit Line:Paris, Louvre Museum, Departement des Antiquités égyptiennes
Raised relief was used for the facades of the queen’s shrines. This figure of a servant carrying an ointment vessel originally stood behind the queen. Above her is a geometrical pattern reproducing architectural elements originally constructed in wood.
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Relief of Clapping Women

Relief of Clapping Women

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
Mentuhotep II
Date:
ca. 2051-2000 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Neferu
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.); W. 27.9 cm (11 in.); D. 1.2 (1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Joan L. Stark in memory of Louise J. Roth, 1998.54
 
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Fragment of a relief on sandstone showing the pharaoh Sanakht,

Fragment of a relief on sandstone showing the pharaoh Sanakht, wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt, smiting an asiatic of the region of the mines of Wadi Maghara, Sinai. Gifted by the Egyptian Exploration Fund in 1905 to the British Museum, No. 691 Weill, R. "Recueil des inscriptions Egyptiennes du Sinaï".