sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2014

A sketch in rust-red drawn


A sketch in rust-red drawn on a limestone ostraconOffsite Link represents the self-portrait of the scribe, Sesh, wearing a knee-length kilt, his arms raised to present a papyrus roll and possibly a writing pallette. The sketch is signed with the hieroglyph of "scribe", consisting of a palette with wells for red and black ink, shoulder strap, water pot and reed pen. Measuring 11 x 12 cm, it was created in Deir-el-MedinaOffsite Link, Western Thebes, 19th or 20th dynasty, and excavated there, circa 1975. It is preserved in the Schøyen Collection (MS 1695)Offsite Link.
Deir-el-Medina was occupied by the community of workmen who constructed and decorated the tombs in the Valley of the KingsOffsite Link and the Valley of the QueensOffsite Link. Many pieces, mostly dating from the 19th and 20th Dynasties were recovered from this site—mostly detailed drafts for specific details of a tomb's decoration

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