viernes, 17 de febrero de 2017

Rectangular section of limestone temple-relief representing Arsinoe II

Museum number
EA1056
Description
Full: Front
Rectangular section of limestone temple-relief representing Arsinoe II holding a papyrus-sceptre and facing Ptolemy II Philadelphos, who wears the double-crown, holds a was-sceptre and brandishes an unidentified object, traces of red-brown skin colour survive on the male figure.
© The Trustees of the British Museum
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Chest with Writing
The front of this box shows a king making an offering to the crocodile-god Sobek. Above the scene is an inscription in demotic. The box may have been used in temple rituals.
Date ca. 1st century BC (Greco-Roman Egypt)
Medium wood
Dimensions Height: 28.6 cm (11.3 in). Width: 29.9 cm (11.8 in). Depth: 35.6 cm (14 in). ; W at feet: 29.85 × 35.56 cm (11.8 × 14 in)
Walters Art Museum

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

Medallion with depiction of the goddess Isis


Medallion with depiction of the goddess Isis. In Alexandria Isis was the patroness of seafarers and from there her cult spread throughout the Mediterranean. Here she is represented as the divine mother with breast bared and has fertility and chthonic aspects. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Ptolemaic period, 2nd-1st C BC. Place of Origin: Alexandria. Material Size: Silver with gold gild, D=7.4cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Sold at Christie's, London .

vessel

Painted vessel depicting a boat with masts, sails and crew. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Neolithic, c.4000 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand . Location: 35.

The Goddess Meret Shemau


The Goddess Meret Shemau
mages of the goddess Meret Shemau (“Meret of the Southern Lands”) are recognizable from the curl at the end of her hairdo and her distinctive gesture of greeting or clapping. Depictions of divine rituals show Meret Shemau as a chantress. This scene, when complete, probably depicted her greeting the king as he ran a ceremonial race.
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 1514-1493 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 9 9/16 x 12 7/8 in. (24.3 x 32.7 cm)
Creamy white limestone fragment with bold relief representation of upper portion of a girl, facing right, with one arm stretched out (other arm not shown), inscription above (three hieroglyphs only). Condition: Fragmentary but sound. Formerly broken into at least five pieces and well mended; scratches.
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4259

Seated bronze figure of the goddess Maat

Seated bronze figure of the goddess Maat, wearing a tripartite wig, seated on an openwork throne of adoring winged uraei and Hathor masks. The feather adorning her head is missing. Maat personified truth and justice. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Late Period, c. 6th C BC. Material Size: bronze, h = 18.3 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Sold at Christie's, 1998 . Location: 49.

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2017

Sarcophagus originally intended for Hatshepsut, reinscribed for her father, Thutmose I.

Sarcophagus originally intended for Hatshepsut, reinscribed for her father, Thutmose I. Made of painted quartzite, from the Valley of the Kings, Thebes. 18th dynasty, reign of Hatshepsut, circa 1473-1458 B.C. Now residing in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.