viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

Maidservant Sifting The Corn

Maidservant Sifting The Corn
This statue depicts a maidservant seated on a base and sifting corn with a sieve, which is laid on a basket on the base in front of her. The face of the maid is round and carefully rendered, showing the features of a middle-aged woman. The torso shows the sagging breasts.
The body was painted light cream, with faint black, very close-cropped hair. The legs are bent upright in front of the chest and the hands hold the sieve exactly over the basket. The workmanship is mediocre
ABU SIR/BUSIRIS
5TH DYNASTY
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Inventory number JE 89385
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Naos of Nakht-Amun

Naos of Nakht-Amun
The text on this naos consists of prayers and praises to the sun god Re at sunrise (to the left), and at sunset (to the right). The owner Nakht-Amun is described as "the first born king's son" and "the priest at the front."
The figure of Nakht-Amun is without legs as if he were kneeling inside the naos. His hands are raised in worship. He is wearing a long kilt with a frontal flap that is fastened with a belt; his head is covered with a very elaborate wig, arranged in thin long braids reaching the eyebrows, which are rendered in high relief. The ears are free and the oval face is finely modeled; the mouth is small but fleshy, and there is a short false beard attached to his chin. Nakht-Amun wears a broad collar of polychrome faience.
The vertical column of inscription at the front of the kilt gives the title and name of the deceased. The figure still retains most of its colors.
QURNET MURA`I
NEW KINGDOM: 18TH DYNASTY
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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Statue of Merenptah Holding Two Standards

Statue of Merenptah Holding Two Standards
This statue depicts King Merenptah standing with his left leg forward. He is wearing a long wig with vertical stripes reaching his shoulders and a kilt with a long belt decorated with a line of cobras surmounted by sun disks. The name of the king is written within a cartouche inscribed on his kilt and preceded by a lion's head.
The king is holding two standards in the same height as he is. The standards symbolize divine emblems and are decorated with numerous hieroglyphic signs. The left standard has lost its upper part, and the right one is broken.
Between the statue and the dorsal column, which stabilizes the statue, is engraved a low-relief of a young prince represented with the child lock, and holding a fan. This prince is one of the sons of the king, probably his heir, and has the title "The Fan Bearer."
Tanis
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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Museo Egizio Torino

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Tumba de Kha y merit

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La Tomba Intatta Dell'architetto Kha Nella Necropoli Di Tebe / The Intact Tomb of the Architect Kha in the Necropolis of Thebes

La Tomba Intatta Dell'architetto Kha Nella Necropoli Di Tebe / The Intact Tomb of the Architect Kha in the Necropolis of Thebes
by Ernesto Schiaparelli
ISBN-13: 978-8889082096
ISBN-10: 8889082097
While excavating Deir el Medina the Egyptologist Ernesto Schiaparelli, founder of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt, discovered the untouched tomb of the architect Kha, a high-ranking official of the 18th Dynasty, and his wife Merit in February 1906. One of the few Egyptian tombs found intact, its exceptionally rich and perfectly conserved contents open a window on the life of a wealthy family of the 18th dynasty. Beside the sarcophagi, mummies and a papyrus of the Book of the Dead lay clothing, sheets, blankets, beds, tables, chairs, cupboards and chests, as well as linen, toiletries and ritual, work and food utensils and flower wreaths laid during the burial. Despite its importance only one, magnificent, publication exists on the Tomb of Kha, written by the man who found it. More than 20 years after the discovery and a year before his death, Ernesto Schiaparelli published just a few hundred copies of La tomba intatta dell'architetto Cha, making it rare from the very first. A monumental work produced with the patronage of the Royal family, which had also financed the excavations, it describes the extraordinary discovery of the remarkable contents, accompanied by more than 200 period photographs taken during the excavations. The contents were all transported to Turin, where they form one of the main attractions of its famous Museo Egizio. This is the faithful reprint of Schiaparelli's original Italian book preceded by a chapter on the author and the importance of his discovery today, by Alessandro Roccati, professor of Egyptology at the University of Turin, and a book containing the text translated into English. It is the very first time ever this text will be available for an English-reading people.

Double Statue of Nimaatsed

Double Statue of Nimaatsed
Nimaatsed was a priest of Re and Hathor in the solar temple of Neferirkare. He also served as a judge and priest at the pyramids of Neferirkare, Neferefre, and Niuserre.
The statues share one base and are nearly identical but differ slightly in height. His hands are by his sides and he holds the two small rods of dignity. On his head he wears a short, large wig that leaves his ears uncovered.
His eyelids, eyebrows, and fine mustache are painted in black. His neck is decorated with a beautiful multicolored necklace and his body is the reddish-brown color that was commonly used for male statues. He wears a short white kilt with a yellow pleated extremity.
In Egyptian tombs, it was common to find double or triple statues of the owner. They perhaps showed the deceased at different ages or represented him with his Ka. That would enable him have more offerings and prayers in the afterlife.
Inventotory number CG 133
SAQQARA NECROPOLIS
OLD KINGDOM: 5TH DYNASTY
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE

ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE
The statuette depicts a monkey playing with a musical instrument in front of a small obelisk. The monkey is standing on its hind legs and the artist increased the length of its tail to support the weight of the figure. The artist also used small marks on its back and head to indicate areas of thicker fur.
The top of the obelisk is adorned with a circular hole, probably representing the sun god Re, whom monkeys were believed to greet at sunrise.
MIT RAHINA/MEMPHIS
LATE PERIOD: 26TH DYNASTY
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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Queen Hatshepsut Offering to Osiris

Queen Hatshepsut Offering to Osiris
On this flake, the artist intended to show respect for the queen's majesty and drew her as a masculine figure, kneeling and wearing the Khepresh helmet-like crown of ceremonies. She is offering two jars of wine and cool water to the god Osiris of the underworld (not shown).
The queen wears a collar and a short kilt fastened with a belt. The text refers to "Maat-Ka-Ra (the throne name of Hatshepsut) beloved of Osiris," and "offering wine and cool water". The drawing is brightly colored and the primarily red sketch lines, and some corrections in the proportions are shown.
LIMESTONE
NEW KINGDOM: 18TH DYNASTY: HATSHEPSUT/MAATKARE
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
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miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

18th Dynasty columns

18th Dynasty columns
As indicated by isolated cartouches, these three 18th Dynasty columns were made for Tuthmosis IV. Some twohundred years later, they were usurped by Merenptah and Sethos II, and most of the cartouches name these kings. Much later, the columns were reused in the construction of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where they now serve as supporting elements in rooms I and V.
Present location KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA
Inventory number ohne Nummer
Dating TUTHMOSIS IV/MENKHEPERURE
Archaeological Site ALEXANDRIA
Category COLUMN/PILLAR
Material GRANITE
Technique HEWN
Height 630 cm
Diameter 110 cm
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Bibliography•Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien: die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. (Antike Welt, 25. Jahrgang, Sondernummer.) Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 1994, 49, Abb. 31.

Head of a woman (sculptor's model)

Head of a woman (sculptor's model)
This nearly square, flat piece of white limestone has been carved in raised relief, showing a woman's head facing left. The lady is represented with a large wig, of which the tresses and braids have been rendered with great precision and regularity. Upon her forehead is a decorated band and on top of her head is a lotus in full bloom. The edge of the wig is marked by a braid, and an earring shaped as a disk appears from underneath it. The delicate profile shows a nose with a slight curve and a slightly protruding lower lip. The eye and brow are marked by raised lines of eye-paint in the Egyptian fashion. The incised line between the eye and the brow is a remarkable feature. Below the eye is a series of vertical lines which have been flatly incised in an irregular manner. Presumably, this playful addition was added at a later date inspired by the hieroglyph of the tearing eye. The front of the neck is marked by three stylized parallel horizontal folds. The upper right corner has the remains of a border in the form of a small raised edge.
Present location KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA
Inventory number 73
Dating SETHOS I/MENMAATRE ?
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category SCULPTOR'S MODEL
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN
Height 22.6 cm
Width 25.6 cm
Depth 4.4 cm
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Bibliography•Verzeichnis der antiken Sculpturenwerke, Inschriften und Mosaiken des K.k. Münz- und Antikencabinets im unteren K.k. Belvedere (1826) 23, Nr. 2.
•Übersicht der ägyptischen Alterthümer des k.k. Münz- und Antiken-Cabinetes (7. verm. Aufl. 1872) 24/Nr. 54.
•Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Führer durch die Sammlungen. Wien. 1988.
•Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien. Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie 14. Mainz. 1994.

Model of a ship

Models of ships were placed in the tomb in order to enable the deceased to travel freely in the afterlife. Kings were even provided with genuine ships. We must not forget that ships were the principal means of transportation in ancient Egypt. Other models of ships depict the transportation of the mummy to the necropolis. The model shown here is a well-made model of a luxury travelling ship. The prow and stern rise up steeply and their extremities are shaped like lotus flowers. The cabin is an open kiosk where a married couple is sitting at a table laden with food. The ship's crew is now missing its oars, and it is possible that these figures do not originally belong to the model.

Present location

KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA

Inventory number

3923

Dating

12TH DYNASTY ?

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

BOAT (MODEL)

Material

WOOD

Technique

SCULPTURED

Height

20.1 cm

Width

10.2 cm

Bibliography

  • Komorzynski, E., Über Fälschungen auf dem Gebiet der ägyptischen Alterumskunde, in: Mitteilungsblatt d. Vereines d. Bundeskriminalbeamten Österr. Nr. 57/58 (1954) 3.
  • Komorzynski, E., Falsch oder echt?, in: Hochschulzeitung vom 1. November 1956, S. 2.
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Führer durch die Sammlungen. Wien. 1988.
  • Satzinger, H., Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (museum), Braunschweig (Verlag Westermann), 1987.
  • Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien. Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie 14. Mainz. 1994.
  • Seipel, W. (ed.), Ägypten. Götter, Gräber und die Kunst. 4000 Jahre Jenseitsglaube, Linz (1989).
  • Seipel, W. (ed.), Götter Menschen Pharaonen, Speyer (1993) = Dioses, Hombres, Faraones, Ciudad de México (1993) = Das Vermächtnis der Pharaonen, Zürich (1994).

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martes, 28 de marzo de 2017

Siptah and Tawosret―Children of an Usurper

Siptah and Tawosret―Children of an Usurper
https://www.academia.edu/31095795/Siptah_and_Tawosret_Children_of_an_Usurper

lunes, 27 de marzo de 2017

G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub


G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub
Meresankh, of whom the preliminary red outline sketch can still be seen, is facing to the left. Her short wig (or perhaps natural hair) extends down to the back of her neck. She is wearing a broad necklace and choker (only just visible), as well as bracelets on both wrists, and anklets. She is clothed in long white dress with broad shoulder straps, her right breast being revealed (probably to portray her femininity). Her right hand is held over her left breast. Note should be made of her aquiline nose and slightly thickened chin. Above her head is an inscription in four columns: "The king's daughter of his body, the beholder of Horus and Seth, companion of Horus, Meresankh."
The very small image of a child, standing at her feet, should also be noted.
This small boy, with red skin, and naked except for a necklace and bracelets, stands on the far side of Meresankh’s feet. Associated with this small image are two columns of inscription (in red and yellow) identifying the figure as: "The king's son of his body, Duwa-Re". Thus he is a son of Khephren (see cm-090-03). The substantial difference in size between these figures of Meresankh and the boy shown on both pillars is not unusual, even though out of proportion, and is repeated on the adjoining west wall (
However, neither the representations, nor the inscriptions, are in relief, unlike those of other secondary figures in the chapel.
G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub
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G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub

G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub




The queen's name is sometimes transcribed as Mersyankh, meaning "the Living One loves her". Nevertheless, the version Meresankh, "she loves life", is almost universally adopted.
• Her father was prince Kawab, eldest son of Kheops by the queen Merytytes I, to whom the mastabas G7110+20 is customarily attributed.
• Her mother was Hetepheres II, Her mother was Hetepheres II, a daughter of Kheops, who therefore married her biological brother. Four children of this couple are known: Duaenhor, Kaemsekhem, Mindjedef and Meresankh herself. Kawab should have succeeded Kheops as king, but he predeceased him. Hetepheres II was to become queen by remarriage — to her stepbrother Djedefre, who acceeded to the throne upon the death of Kheops. However, after a reign of only eight years, he died without an heir, and so the throne passed to another son of Kheops, Kephren. The transmission of power seems to have occurred without any difficulty.
Hetepheres II must have been a very important person, to whom her daughter Meresankh probably owed everything, which would explain the allusions to her all over the the chapel of her daughter.
G7530-40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub
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sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

Terracotta figurine of the god Bes

Terracotta figurine of the god Bes
Terracotta figurine of the god Bes standing on a high trapezium-shaped base. The figure has a feathered crown, a legionary's uniform with raised sword, and a shield with a rounded border.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 209 (n. cat. 272)
Dating GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material POTTERY
Technique BURNED
Height 24 cm
Width 10 cm
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Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

Fragment of limestone stela

Fragment of limestone stela
Fragment of a round-topped limestone stela showing the upper parts of two figures, a shaven-headed man and a woman, facing left with their arms raised in worship before a god, missing except for one of his hands holding a was sceptre. Above the figures is an incomplete hieroglyphic text in five vertical columns, separated by carved lines.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 45 (n. cat. 67)
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category RELIEF
Material SANDSTONE
Technique HEWN
Height 38 cm
Width 27 cm
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Translation
(May he give?) a beautiful tomb
in Thebes, for the Ka of
the overseer of craftsmen
Ipi (and for the) Lady of the House (...)
Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

Statuette from a model scene

Statuette from a model scene
Brown-painted wooden statuette of a standing male figure, originally part of a model scene. The arms were made separately and the tools originally held in the hands are now missing. The short hair was painted black and the skirt white.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 416 (n. cat. 144)
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM ?
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 39.5 cm
Width 10 cm
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Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

Head of dwarf

Head of dwarf
Head of statuette, carefully sculpted in fine-grained sandstone, representing a dwarf (pataikos). The suspension ring for the amulet is at the back of the neck.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 357 (n. cat. 84)
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material SANDSTONE
Technique HEWN
Height 2.3 cm
Width 2 cm
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Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

Funerary mask


Funerary mask painted yellow and representing a human face with some physiognomic details still clear. Part of the usekh collar can still be seen, continuing what was drawn on the mummy shroud. On the shoulders are two falcon's heads with Atef-crowns. On the back, on the wig, is a winged solar deity (Maat?) holding maat feathers in both hands. The deity is flanked by two short vertical texts on a light background.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 423 (n. cat. 216)
Dating PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category MASK
Material PLASTER
Technique STUCCO
Height 35 cm
Width 25 cm
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Translation
Words spoken by Isis the great.
Words spoken by Nephthys. May she give Eternity.
Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

Terracotta figurine of Horus

Terracotta figurine of Horus
Terracotta figurine of Harpocrates represented with the lock of youth falling onto his right shoulder. The lock is now damaged, as are the hands and the feet.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 208 (n. cat. 273)
Dating GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material POTTERY
Technique BURNED
Height 16.5 cm
Width 17.5 cm
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Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Deceased and His Mother Receive Wine, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky

Deceased and His Mother Receive Wine, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky
Artist:Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:New KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 18Reign:reign of Amenhotep III–AkhenatenDate:ca. 1390–1349 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, ThebesMedium:Tempera on PaperDimensions:facsimile: h. 92 cm (36 1/4 in); w. 64.5 cm (25 3/8 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in); w. 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in)
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 This facsimile painting copies an offering scene in the tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky in Western Thebes (TT 181). The scene shows Nebamun, his mother, Tjepu, and a daughter, Mutnofret, being offered wine by Nebamun's wife, Henutnefret. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1916 by Nina de Garis Davies, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.

Women at a Banquet, Tomb of Rekhmire

Women at a Banquet, Tomb of Rekhmire
Artist:Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:New KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 18Reign:reign of Thutmose III–early Amenhotep IIDate:ca. 1479–1425 B.C.Geography:Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100)
Medium:Tempera on PaperDimensions:facsimile: h. 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in); w. 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 50.8 cm (20 in); w. 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in)
This facsimile painting copies a wall painting in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100) in western Thebes. This detail shows two women and a serving girl in a banquet scene. The girl is shown in an unusual pose with her back turned toward the viewer. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1925 by Nina de Garis Davies, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
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Karnak Temple

Heliogravure List Amenhotep II Karnak Temple Amun Pharaoh Relief

mummy of Setnakht in a wooden boat in the antechamber KV35

mummy of Setnakht in a wooden boat in the antechamber
KV35

The blocks from the dismantled mastaba of Unisankh

The blocks from the dismantled mastaba of Unisankh, within the Unis Cemetery North-West at Saqqara, on "their way" to the the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. A duplicate of this photo - taken in 1908 - has been sent by James E. Quibell to Chicago together with the blocks.
(© Università degli Studi di Milano, Quibell Collection)

Moving objets from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Moving objets from the Tomb of Tutankhamun in Valley of the Kings. Photograph taken in 1923
(© Università degli Studi di Milano, Varille Collection)