jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

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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