jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Bound Oryx Dish

Bound Oryx Dish
The Egyptians' concept of universal order stressed the difference between the fertile Nile Valley and the barren expanse of desert flanking civilized life. The desert sheltered the hostile forces of chaos, including the god Seth and his malevolent agents, often represented in animal form.
The oryx, a desert antelope, was seen as an incarnation of the evil threatening to destroy Ma'at. Thus the motif of the bound oryx symbolized the Egyptians' persistent need to hold the forces of disorder in check.

Brooklyn Museum

  • Medium: Wood
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • Dates: ca.1390-1352 B.C.E.
  • Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
  • Period: New Kingdom
  • Dimensions: 4 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 9 in. (10.6 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm)

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