sábado, 1 de agosto de 2015

Sculptor's trial piece with standing quail chick

Sculptor's trial piece with standing quail chick

On a small rectangular slab of limestone, a standing quail chick is depicted in high relief. The object has broken into several pieces, the lower part with the feet is missing. The modelling and the execution of the relief are very fine.
The object could be a votive plaque, but, as this bird is a very common hieroglyph (Gardiner G43), it is more likely to be a sculptor's trial piece or model.

Present location ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM
Inventory number APM 8792
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category RELIEF
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HIGH RELIEF
Height 13.9 cm
Width 11 cm
Depth 0.7 cm



Bibliography•onbekend (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Antieke voorwerpen uit Egypte en Voor-Azië (tentoonstellingscatalogus), 1931, 50 (nr. 317)
•J. Capart, Les poussins au tombeau de Ti, CdE 31 (1941), 208-212: 209 (fig. 2)
•J.M.A. Janssen, Egyptische oudheden, verzameld door W.A. van LLeer, MVEOL 12 (1957), 14/pl. 2 (nr. 4)
•diversen (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Uit de schatkamers der oudheid (tentoonstellingscatalogus), 1938, 72 (nr. 212)
•W.M. van Haarlem (ed.), CAA Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Fasc. III, 1995, 39-40


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Fragment of a relief with two prisoners

Fragment of a relief with two prisoners

Sandstone fragment with representations in sunk relief, in two registers. The upper register shows only the knees and feet of two kneeling figures facing right. The lower register shows a negro captive facing right with arms bent upwards and backwards and tied together. Behind him part of the face of an Asian with a pointed beard has been preserved. The style of the representations is typical for the Amarna Period.

Present location ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM
Inventory number APM 8753
Dating AMENHOTEP IV/AMENOPHIS IV/NEFERKHEPERURE/AKHENATEN
Archaeological Site THEBES: EAST BANK ?
Category RELIEF
Material SANDSTONE
Technique LOW RELIEF
Height 22.5 cm
Width 20 cm
Depth 5 cm



Bibliography•R.A. Lunsingh Scheurleer (ed.), Egypte, eender en anders (tentoonstellingscatalogus APM), 1984, 23 (nr. 6)
•F.J.E. Boddens Hosang, Two Amarna collections in the Netherlands, OMRO 72 (1992), 15-53: 25, 46/pl. 8

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Mummy cartonnage for the stomach

Mummy cartonnage for the stomach

The piece is more or less rectangular. It is framed on all sides with a triple checkered band. There are two registers of representations, separated by a single checkered band. In the upper register, Osiris, Horus and Isis stride to the right. Osiris wears the Atef-crown, a collar and a short kilt, and holds a uas-sceptre. The falcon-headed Horus wears the Double Crown, a collar and a short kilt, and holds a uas-sceptre too. Isis wears a long wig and a close-fitting garment that does not cover the breasts. She is crowned with cow's horns and a sun disk, and carries a papyrus sceptre. To the right is a falcon wearing the double crown, to the left a ba-bird wearing the double crown.
In the lower register, two women bewail a mummy lying on lion-shaped bier. They wear lang wigs and long, close- fitting garments; they raise their arms in mourning. The scene is crowned by a winged sun disk with two uraei.
The Four Sons of Horus are depicted in the four corners, separated from the scenes by a checkered band. The falcon-headed Qebehsenuef is upper right, the human-headed Amset is upper left, the baboon-headed Hapi is lower left, the jackal-headed Duamutef is lower right. They are dressed in white mummy garments and hold cloths.

Present location

ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM

Inventory number

APM 9118

Dating

PTOLEMAIC PERIOD (not after); PTOLEMAIC PERIOD

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

UNSPECIFIED FRAGMENT OF MUMMY TRAPPINGS

Material

PLASTER; LINEN

Technique

STUCCO; PAINTED

Height

25.5 cm

Width

35.3 cm

Depth

0.2 cm

Bibliography

  • C.M. van den Brink, W.M. van Haarlem, Enkele voorwerpen uit een kollektie Egyptische oudheden. De mummiebekleding, MVAPM 11 (februari 1976), 3-4/fig. 5
  • W.M. van Haarlem, R.A. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Gids voor de afdeling Egypte, Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, 1986, 50
  • W.M. van Haarlem, CAA Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Fasc. IV, 1997, 63-64

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Statue of Seti II




Statue of Seti II
c.1215 BC
19th Dynasty - New Kingdom
Sety II: seated on a throne, holding on his knees a shrine surmounted by a ram’s head, emblem of the god Amun-Ra. Despite damage on the face of the ram and the head of the uraeus, this is one of the most complete sculptures from ancient Egypt. The king wears a shoulder-length wig with longer strands in front and a uraeus on the forehead. The pleated kilt is held by a large belt bearing a rhomboid decoration, from the back of which emerges a piece of pleated material. An animal tail, hanging between the legs and sandals, completes the royal attire. The narrow throne with low back is equipped, exceptionally, with a cushion, on which the king sits. 


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Relief fragment with Agathos Daimon in front of an offering table

Relief fragment with Agathos Daimon in front of an offering table

The snake god Agathos Daimon is depicted coiling in side-view, filling the frame almost completely. He faces right; in front of him is an offering table with three offerings on it: in the centre a fir-cone or a bunch of grapes, on each side a round fruit or cake.
The frame is crowned with a cornice.

Present location ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM
Inventory number APM 7945
Dating ROMAN PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category RELIEF
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HIGH RELIEF
Height 18.1 cm
Width 26 cm
Depth 5.9 cm



Bibliography•W.M. van Haarlem (ed.), CAA Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Fasc. III, 1995, 93-94



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Statue of a woman






Statue of a woman

This statue of a woman from the second half of the Ptolemaic Period is striking on account of its rather unnatural proportions. The volume of the head is magnified by the wig. The length of the body is short, the small of the back narrow, the arms very long, and the hips and thighs plump. The woman wears three items of clothing over one another: a dress, the upper edge of which is visible at the top of the neck, a skirt which covers the body below the chest, and a shawl thrown over the shoulders, the fringes of which hang down over the right arm. She wears jewellery, mostly of Greek style, consisting of a collar of rounded beads, bracelets on her arms, large arc-shaped earrings, and a diadem. The back pillar bears a single vertical column of hieroglyphs giving the name of the owner and her parents.

Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.5335
Dating PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN; ENGRAVED; SCULPTURED
Height 35.7 cm
Width 10.8 cm



Translation
Words to be spoken by Taisis, daughter of Paheb, true of voice, born of Apollonia.

Bibliography•L. Speleers, Recueil des inscriptions égyptiennes des Musées Royaux du Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1923, 95 nº 356
•De vrouw in het rijk van de farao's. Zes kunstwerken uit de Egyptische verzameling van de Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis - La femme au temps des Pharaons. Six oeuvres d'art de la collection égyptienne des Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Exposition), Bruxelles 1985, 14-15 n° 102
•F. Lefebvre et B. Van Rinsveld, L'Égypte. Des Pharaons aux Coptes, Bruxelles 1990, 170

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GRANARY (MODEL)

Present location RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN [06/001] LEIDEN
Inventory number F 1935/2.2
Dating 12TH DYNASTY
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category GRANARY (MODEL)
Material WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 9.5 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 33 cm



Bibliography•Raven, M. J., De Dodencultus van het Oude Egypte, Amsterdam 1992, 23, nr. 4.
•Schneider, H. D., Egyptisch Kunsthandwerk, Amsterdam 1995, 36-39, nr. 11.
•Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 113.

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