lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2015

Weight stone bearing the cartouche of Nebkau(re) Khety

Weight stone bearing the cartouche of Nebkau(re) Khety: [nesu]t [bi]t Khety Nebkau ankh djet - "[Lord of Upper and Lower Egypt] Khety Nebkau, may he live forever". Red jasper, from Tell el-Rataba in the Nile Delta, 9th-10th dynasty, First intermediate period. Petrie Museum UC 11782.

Cartonnage pieces of the Ptolemaic

Cartonnage pieces of the Ptolemaic or Roman Period, some of them might belong to mummy masks.

Cartonnage fragment: UC 45971

Cartonnage fragment: UC 45971
Part of a linen-based painted cartonnage foot-case, preserving at left parts of a rosette-and-banded border: beneath the position of the soles of the feet of the recumbent body are images of foreigners bound at the ankles, and distinguished by their pink (Greek?) and orange (Syrian?) skin, and, in the better preserved figure, by the beard.
date: Ptolemaic - Roman Period (about 200 BC - 100 AD)

Un fragmento de cartonaje de un féretro del Imperio Nuevo en el Museo Egipcio Rosacruz

Un fragmento de cartonaje de un féretro del Imperio Nuevo en el Museo Egipcio Rosacruz

A hypocephalus

A hypocephalus (Greek υποκέφαλος, meaning "under the head") is a small disc-shaped object that was placed under the head of a deceased person in Ancient Egypt. It was believed to magically protect the deceased, providing "life-giving fire" to the head and body, and making the deceased divine. This hypocephalus is inscribed with Chapter 162 of the Book of the Dead, and depicts a Hathor-cow in front of the four sons of Horus, baboons paying obeisance to the four-headed Ram of Mendes, and barques

Meryibre Khety

Drawing of the inscription on a ebony wand, showing the full titulary of king Meriibre Khety (Horus name Meriibtawy). From Meir, 9th dynasty, First intermediate period. Cairo, Egyptian Museum JE 42835

 Meryibre Khety, also known by his Horus name Meryibtawy, was a pharaoh of the 9th or 10th dynasty of Egypt, during the First Intermediate Period

Banishment stela of Menkheperre

Closeup of the so-called Banishment stela of Menkheperre, or Maunier stela commemorating the amnesty granted by the High Priest of Amun Menkheperre (via the oracle of Amun) to some rebels who were exiled in the oasis of Kharga in a Year 25 of a king that could only be Smendes I. Diorite H. : 1,27 m. ; L. : 0,82 m. Reign of Smendes or more probably Amenemnesut, 21st dynasty, Third Intermediate Period. Louvre, C 256. [Ref: Jurgen von Beckerath in Revue d'égyptologie 20 (1968):7-36

Cartouche of Psammetichu

Cartouche of Psammetichus
The names of the sovereigns were generally inscribed inside a "cartouche" or closed oval circle. This piece contains the name of Psammetichus, one of the XXVIth dynasty kings, who ruled Egypt from Sais, located in the Delta. The inscription was originally part of a monument, today missing.
Inventory number 17347
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category RELIEF
Material BASALT
Technique ENGRAVED
Height 12.8 cm
Width 6.7 cm
Bibliography•ALMAGRO M. ALMAGRO M.J., PEREZ DIE M.C., Arte Faraónico, Exposición, 1976, P. 178, n 82.

Relief représentant le pharaon Psammétique III

Relief représentant le pharaon Psammétique III - Chapelle des divines adoratrices Nitocris Ire et Ânkhnesnéferibrê à Karnak - XXVIe dynastie égyptienne

domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015

Temple de Médamoud, grande porte de Tibère

Temple de Médamoud, grande porte de Tibère

Renards s'accouplant

Renards s'accouplant - Antiquité égyptienne du Musée du Louvre

Sculptor's Model of a Male Head

Sculptor's Model of a Male Head
Small limestone sculptor's model of a male head. Head is leveled off flat at forehead, presumably for a crown or headdress. Tool marked evident all over the surface. Probably intended as a royal head. Condition: Nose and chin chipped.
PERIOD Late Dynastic Period
DIMENSIONS 3 5/16 x 3 1/4 in. (8.4 x 8.2 cm)
Brooklyn Museum


Abydos, Demotic Ostracon:
UC 32046

Figure of a Girl Holding a Drum

Figure of a Girl Holding a Drum
The barrel-shaped drum may have been introduced to Egypt from the south. Egyptian images often show such drums being played by Nubian or Sudanese soldiers in Egyptian employ. In images dating to before Dynasty XXV (circa 775–653 B.C.), the drummers are always men. This rare three-dimensional image of a female drummer could thus be as early as Dynasty XXV, when women drummers first appeared in reliefs. However, it also has some stylistic with reliefs of the fourth century B.C.
•Place Made: Egypt
DATES ca. 712-305 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty to XXXI Dynasty
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period-Macedonian Period
DIMENSIONS Height: 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Brooklyn Museum

sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2015

Statuette of Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and her Son, Pepy II

Statuette of Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and her Son, Pepy II
Pepy, who became king at about the age of six, had one of the longest reigns in world history. During his childhood his mother, Queen Ankhnes-meryre II, acted as his regent, and she appears to be the primary subject of this statue. Over her striated wig she wears the queenly headdress of a vulture with outspread wings; the bird's head was made separately in metal or stone and inserted in the hole at the front. Pepy's s...mall size indicates his extreme youth, but his costume, including the nemes headdress with a uraeus cobra, is that of a full-fledged king. He sits facing toward his mother's right, almost as if he were a separate statue; but in a most unusual gesture, he acknowledges their relationship by placing his right hand on hers.
MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
•Possible Place Collected: Upper Egypt, Egypt
DATES ca. 2288-2224 or 2194 B.C.E.
PERIOD Old Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 15 7/16 x 9 13/16 in. (39.2 x 24.9 cm)
Seated alabaster statue of Queen Cnh-n.s’-Mry-rc holding in her lap a small figure of King Nfr-k3-rc (Pepy II) on simple block throne; inscription in one column and one row at Queen’s feet, one column at King’s feet. Condition: Practically perfect. Very slight chips, apparently recent, along right edge of inscription at Queen’s feet; left arm of Queen apparently broken off in antiquity and reassembled, considerably weathered, large fragment missing from arm to wrist. Opening in the forehead of Queen presumably for head of the Vulture headdress which is missing. Various brown deposits on back of throne and organic deposits in the hieroglyphs and in details of bodies. Crack runs almost midway through the headdress and face of Queen probably a natural cleavage in the stone. Two drill marks behind Queen’s feet.
Brooklyn Museum

Statuette of a Priestess of Isis

Statuette of a Priestess of Isis in Greek Costume with Egyptian Headdress

MEDIUM Steatite, glazed
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1st century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/16 x 1 1/16 in. (8.8 x 2.7 cm)  (show scale)

    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    Brooklyn Museum

    Napatanerin: Statue einer kuschitischen Königin

    Napatanerin: Statue einer kuschitischen Königin
    ca. 643-623 BC
    H 21,5 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm ...
    Inv.-No. VÄGM 2008/131
    Die antiken Kulturen des Sudan sind eine der Wurzeln des pharaonischen Ägypten und bilden die Brücke zwischen Afrika und Ägypten. Fünf Jahrtausende lang bestehen enge politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Beziehungen zwischen dem oberen und unteren Niltal.

    Die aus rötlichem Quarzit gefertigte Statue einer Königin ist ein Zeugnis dieser unmittelbaren Nachbarschaft. Ihr Rückenpfeiler folgt dem formalen Aufbau der ägyptischen Skulptur. Der üppige, weich gerundete Körper entspricht einem afrikanischen Schönheitsideal. Dieses Meisterwerk sudanesischer Plastik entstand um 630 v. Chr. in der Hauptstadt Napata am Heiligen Berg nahe dem Vierten Katarakt des Nil im Norden des heutigen Sudan.

    Double Statue of Man and Woman

    Double Statue of Man and Woman
    2475–2195 BC
    Egypt, Old Kingdom, 5th-6th Dynasty 2650–2150 B.C.
    limestone 17¾ x 8½ x 5¼ in
    45.09 x 21.59 x 13.34 cm Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund 61.8

    Statuette of a woman grinding grain

    Statuette of a woman grinding grain; Limestone; from Giza, Egypt (G 2415), found in 1921; mid- to late Dynasty 5 (reigns of Niussera to Unis, 2420-2323 B.C.); acc. 21.2601

    Statuette of Nursing Woman

    Statuette of Nursing Woman
    Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
    On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    The pose of the nursing woman—a standard one in Egyptian art—was also the hieroglyph meaning "nurse." Because its subjects are not identified, this little figure probably did not represent real individuals but rather served as a votive gift requesting a goddess's protection.
    MEDIUM Limestone, paint
    •Place Made: Egypt
    DATES ca. 1938-after 1630 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XII Dynasty-XIII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) base: 2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in. (6.3 x 8.4 cm) (show scale)

    Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt

    Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt
    Anne K. Capel,Glenn

    Linen mark

    Linen mark
    Period: Third Intermediate Period
    Dynasty: Dynasty 21
    Reign: reign of Psusennes I
    Date: ca. 1050 B.C.
    Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Meritamun (TT 358, MMA 65), Mummy of Nany, MMA excavations, 1928–29
    Medium: Linen
    Dimensions: Preserved l. 7 cm (2 3/4 in); w. 10 cm (3 15/16 in)
    Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
    Accession Number: 30.3.36
    This piece of linen was cut from a fringed shawl, one of the many layers of material used to wrap the mummy of Nany. The inscription, which would probably have identified either the linen's owner, its origin, or its quality, was added to the corner in black ink. The ink has eaten through the fabric and the inscription is no longer legible
    Met Museum

    Carnelian Necklace of the Child Myt

    Carnelian Necklace of the Child Myt
    Period: Middle Kingdom
    Dynasty: Dynasty 11
    Reign: reign of Mentuhotep II, early
    Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
    Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Myt, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Pit 18, mummy of Myt, MMA excavations, 1921
    Medium: Carnelian, twisted linen cord and original string
    Dimensions: L. 45 cm (17 11/16 in)
    Credit Line: Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
    Accession Number: 22.3.321
    This is one of five necklaces (22.3.320–22.3.324) found on the mummy of a little girl named Myt who was buried in the temple complex of Mentuhotep II.
    Met Museum


    Sala Amarna
    Neues Museum


    Standing figure of queen Ahmes-Nefertari, mother of king Amenhotep I; Neues Museum Berlin, Germany; ÄM 6908

    Representation of the defied queen Ahmes-Nofretari

    Representation of the defied queen Ahmes-Nofretari
    Neues Reich
    XX dynastie...
    AM 2060

    Neues Reich

    viernes, 25 de diciembre de 2015


    Inventory number: F 1987/2.3
    Bibliography: Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 73F.

    Neferkare Khendu

    Impression of a Levantine cylinder seal bearing an ancient Egyptian royal name. Once tentatively readed "Khondy" and attributed to a king of the Second Intermediate Period, it was also attributed to Neferkare Khendu of the First Intermediate Period and, in more recent times, to the last of the Hyksos kings, Khamudi. Today is likely that the cartouche contains some "space-filler hieroglyphs" and that the cylinder is datable to the late Middle Kingdom and that it cames from Byblos. Green jasper, 18th-17th century BCE, now in the Petrie Museum (UC 11616).