sábado, 1 de noviembre de 2014

figuritas de la fertilidad

aquí tenemos una foto de una de las vitrinas del Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge. Vemos una pequeña colección de figuritas de la fertilidad. Son del Reino Nuevo según comentan en el sitio dónde está la foto.
La fuente es wildoherty.org

Seal Ring

Seal Ring with the Name of Akhenaten - Walters 42201
This is a sturdy seal ring of royal blue faience, imitating the shape of precious rings of the period. The inscription gives the throne name of King Amenophis IV (Akhenaten).

viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Coptic Amulet on Vellum (E 16391)

Coptic Amulet on Vellum (E 16391)
Penn Museum.
ccat.sas upenn.edu

E 16531

round leather piece with a vase and other items, in color (E 16531)

Leather. Approximately 20 cm in diameter.
(Kuttner, 29mr2009) That painted leather of fruit and flasks hovering over a green basket ot tongue-patterned bowl, flanked it looks like by lobby uraeus disks, have to check the odd green-legged; objets behind -- cut as amulet?! costume patch?! from a proper leather page? super cool. Book of Dead it looks like. I don't know leather remains from the burials. The vessels are painted to show they are decorated themselves with relief surfaced even painting. Love the pallette. Someday can match a bit, I am sure that chaky sea-green would turn up.

drawing with the figure of a woman

This fragment contains a drawing with the figure of a woman (Agave) in draped clothing, possibly also dancing. The figure faces to the left with its right arm bent at the elbow and its right hand placed near the figure's face.  The figure's left arm extends downward, with its left hand appearing to grasp the hair on the head of a second figure (Pentheus), whose body is undetectable.  The main figure also appears to be wearing something of a shawl or wrap of some sort, as the drawing shows what appear to be lines of material extending beyond the figure's torso and connecting at the figure's right and left arms. With the fragment oriented such that the bottom margin is at the feet of the main figure, the bottom and right margins appear to be broken or torn, with the left and top margins nearly intact or more regular in their preservation.


ptolemaic period

Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Ptolemaic Period c.305-51 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Private collection . Location: 37.

tomb of Ipy

A detail of a painting in the tomb of Ipy depicting fishermen casting their net. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Pharaonic. Date/Period: 19th dynasty/1295-1186BC. Place of Origin: Deir el-Medina, West Thebes. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ E.Strouhal. Location: 102.