viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2016

Unfinished Stela to Amun-Re

Unfinished Stela to Amun-Re
Period:New Kingdom, RamessideDynasty:Dynasty 20Date:ca. 1184–1070 B.C.Geography:Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes; From EgyptMedium:Limestone, paintDimensions:H. 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in)Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1921Accession Number:21.2.6
This unfinished stela from the Valley of the Kings depicts the barque of Amun-Re carried in procession. Below is a hymn to the god, recited by the scribe Amennakht, his son Pentwere, and the chief carpenter, Amenemope. The god was believed to give oracles during such processions by influencing the movements of the priests carrying the barque shrine. the coronation inscription on a statue in Turin, Italy , seems to indicate that such an oracle took place when the pharaoh Haremhab ascended to the throne.
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Stela

Stela
Period:Third Intermediate PeriodDynasty:Dynasty 22Date:ca. 945–715 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb MMA 825, MMA excavations, 1929–30Medium:PotteryDimensions:H. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in); w. 9 cm (3 9/16 in)Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1931Accession Number:31.3.110
Three votive beds (31.3.108, 31.3.109 and a third in Cairo) and a small stela (31.3.110) were excavated in MMA tomb 825 at Deir el Bahri. These are very well-preserved examples of a type of ob...ject that appeared only in Thebes between the 22nd and 26th Dynasties. A number of recent studies of the type and of MMA 31.3.108 in particular have revealed much about their significance and about their many interesting implications for understanding non-temple religious practices and artistic provision for the same.
The decoration of these objects includes frontal standing nude females in boats with figureheads like sacred barks, Bes figures, and particular vegetation; some other examples include a kneeling female playing a lute. The decoration carries with it significations for female fertility, conception, and birth. However, it also seems likely that votive beds are associated with the Egyptian New Year festival, and the myth of the return of the absent goddess and the flood. This is indicated, for example, by the crown worn by the female figure, which is one usually worn by Anukis, a goddess linked to the return of the flood. The origin of the particular bed-form and the use of the objects are hardly clear, but based on analysis of find spots it has been suggested that the objects are associated with the coterie of temple women around the god Amun and the God’s Wives.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

HYPOCEPHALUS

Inventory number: AMS 62

LINEN

PTOLEMAIC PERIOD

FUNERARY TEXT:  BOOK OF THE DEAD

Raven, M. J., De Dodencultus van het Oude Egypte, Amsterdam 1992, 71, nr. 28.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 229b.

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Then follows a man, armed with a pitchfork, who sends corn onto a pile lying on the threshing floor. Here again are the oxen who, by their trampling, ensure the threshing. To the right of this scene, the reapers cut the ears (a very damaged scene). Finally, on the far left of the register there are three baskets of red fruit that resembles bundles of leaves . Two men approach: one holding two birds by their wings, the second carries elongated vases.
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viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

Ahmose ans Ipy, his wife

The present el-Kab corresponds to the ancient city of Nekhen, once very important city, the powerful capital of the 3rd nome of Upper Egypt.
To the north-east of the city is a sandstone hill filled with tombs which essentially date from the beginning of the XVIIIth Dynasty All these tombs are fronted by a common terrace .
Chapel N°5 of Ahmose - Son of Ibana is famous for its autobiographic text which tells the military campaigns in which the deceased participated, but the monument was never the object of a complete publication.
The chapel was created, according to its texts, by the deceased's grandson, Paheri, to celebrate this famous ancestor - and the lineage from which he was himself the descendant.
Ahmose has not been buried here: there is only one funeral shaft, dug in an annexe, and it was created after his death. Paheri, himself, has his own burial close by.
Ahmose ans Ipy, his wife
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miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

clth

CLOTH/SHROUD
LINEN
WOVEN
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
't Hooft, Ph. P. M., Raven, M. J., Rooij, E. H. C. van, en G. M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, Pharaonic and Early Medieval Egyptian textiles, in: Collections of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden 8, Leiden 1994, nr. 150.
Raven, M. J., Mummies onder het mes, Amsterdam 1993, 40-41, 60-61.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 204.
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ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE

ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE
International inventory number 06/001/13916
FAIENCE
12TH DYNASTY
Leemans, C., Aegyptische Monumenten van het Nederlandse Museum van Oudheden te Leiden I.6, Leiden 1844, pl. XX, 75.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 168.
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