domingo, 20 de julio de 2014

Tutankhamun's shrine

Details from Tutankhamun's shrine in the form of the second sactuary of the South (Per-Wer). Gods of the underworld from the 'Book of the Dead' . Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty c.1357 - 1349 BC. Material/ Size: Gold gilded wood L=3.4m W=1.92m H=2.15m. Place of Origin: Thebes, Valley of the Kings. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location: 44.





Darius and Xerxes

Relief showing Darius I seated, with Xerxes I standing behind. Country of Origin: Iran. Culture: Ancient Persian, Achaemenian. Date/Period: c. 510 - 330 BC. Place of Origin: Persepolis. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Archaeological Museum, Teheran

Nebnefer

Sketch by the artist Nebnefer of a kneeling goddess, either Isis or Nepthys. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom. Place of Origin: Thebes, Valley of the Kings. Material Size: Ink on Limestone, h = 25.5 cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo . Location: 90.

Modelo de escultor

Sculptor's model with hole for suspension. Identified as Akhenaton (left) and Nefertiti on stylistical grounds. Such reliefs would have been created by a master craftsman to serve as a model for other artists. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty c.1344 BC, Amarna period. Material/ Size: Limestone h=15.7 cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Brooklyn Museum . Location: 72.

lunes, 14 de julio de 2014

terracota vessel

Terracotta vessel in the form of a woman carrying a vase. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 2nd Int. Period, c 1715-1550 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Courtesy Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London. Location: 37.

Mortuary texts of the priest Khons-iu



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The corpus of spells in the Book of the Dead does not only consist of texts, every "chapter" could also be accompanied by an illustration. At an early stage a shorthand form of these was developed which the scribes were able to produce with their reed pens. The funerary papyrus of Khonsu-iu shows this remarkable graphic art tradition at its finest and in great detail. Khons-iu [Khensêu] was a High Priest of Ptah in Memphis who died in 249 BC. He was one of a succession, a dynasty, of men who held this very important priestly function in the Late Period. Other members of his family are represented in the Viennese collection by the tomb stelae of his father An-em-her, his nephew of the same name, and the latter's sons Djed-her [Djedhó] and Hor-em-akhet [Harmákhe] (cf. inv. no. 125).

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viernes, 11 de julio de 2014

Book of Gates of Seti I

Book of Gates of Seti I
about SATA
The Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, saith:- I am the serpent Sata whose years are infinite. I lie down dead. I am born daily. I am the serpent Sa-en-ta, the dweller in the uttermost parts of the earth. I lie down in death. I am born, I become new, I renew my youth every day. ...
The Book Ani, translated by Budge