viernes, 11 de marzo de 2016

TT45

The scene takes place under a kiosk whose roof, overloaded with gilt and friezes, is sustained by some heavy composite columns of typical ramesside fashion, that even include ram horns surrounding two uraei in order to evoke Amun-Ra.
The tomb TT45 was carved during the period of Amenhotep II (c. 1427 – 1400 B.C) for Djehuty, an official of modest rank
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The god is designated as “Amun-Ra-Horakhty-Atum, lord of Karnak. The ram, master of the sky, living (of) Maat. The great god of the Ennead whose barque is divine”, and he is represented with a falcon head on an archaic cubic chair. On one hand he grasps the sign ankh of eternal life, and on the other hand he holds a was sceptre and a floral bouquet. He is protected by “Maat, daughter of Ra, mistress of the gods”, who can be seen located behind him with both her wings surrounding him in the form of protection. In front of him, there is a sort of bota bag (or wineskin) white in colour with sprinkled black marks and attached to a stake. It would have contained the liquids emanating from the re-limbed body of Osiris- liquids that, flowing over the land of Egypt, represent the flooding of the Nile, fertiliser of the lands bordering the great river. Here, the bota bag appears to be made out of the skin of a bovine – in certain traditions, this involves the skin of the god Anchti, son of the cow Hesat, or of the skin of Seth that transformed itself into that of a panther... In the Jumilhac papyrus, the parts of the body of Osiris found in Upper Egypt were reunited in a papyri bota bag.
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