viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

tomb 25 Ay


The inner part of this wall (that which would not be covered by the open door) is taken up with thirteen long columns of text. As on the opposite wall, there is a representation of kneeling figures of Ay and Tiy adoring Aten .
They give a good example of the Amarna style, modelled in soft accentuated curves. The faces are rather badly preserved, but the elegance of the figures is noticeable : the play with the transparency of the dress; the collars, bracelets and braided hair, are all detailed with precision.
Located in the southern group of tombs, the tomb of Ay bears the number 25. It was discovered in 1883 by Hay, filled with a great deal of broken pottery and later burials. It was only cleared entirely, ten years later, in 1893.
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Horemheb Saqqara

Horemheb
Saqqara
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Naophorous statue of a man

Naophorous statue of a man
This kneeling statue of a man, damaged in several places, is holding a shrine containing a falcon-headed deity. The man is recognizable as a High Priest of Ptah in the Great Temple of Memphis because of his hairstyle, which consists of a short curly wig with an additional tress on the right side of the head, the so-called lock of youth. This is a symbol of youthfulness for high-ranking or divine children, but in their case it hangs from a shaven head. The other indication of the man's rank is not clearly visible because it has been carved in very shallow relief and has suffered weathering. It is an animal skin, usually described as that of a dog, which is worn over the shoulder. The name of the person depicted has not been preserved in the surviving inscriptions. The style of the cutting of the round face with its fine details, large eyes, thin nose and smile all point to a date in the 3rd Intermediate Period. The statue greatly resembles a statue in Budapest of Shoshonk the son of Osorkon II, who held the post of High Priest of Memphis during the 22nd Dynasty. Perhaps the Vienna statue depicts the same person.
Present location KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA
Inventory number 5773
Dating 22ND DYNASTY ?
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material UNSPECIFIED
Technique HEWN
Height 105 cm
Width 37.5 cm
Depth 58 cm
Translation
An offering which the king gives to Ptah, south of his wall, the Lord of Ankhtauy, so that he may give offering bread which has been presented to him on the table of the lords of eternity...
Which the king gives to Osiris-Khont[amenti] ..., so that he gives, ...
An offering [which the king gives to] Sokar-Osiris, who resides in the Shetit shrine, so that he may allow the entering and leaving of Rosetau and the vision of all the gods of the Netherworld to the Ka of the Hereditary Prince, the first [great one of his majesty ...
An offering which the king gives to Osiris-Khontamenti, the great god and [ruler] of the living, so that he may give a funerary offering of bread and beer, of offerings, food, and all good and pure things for the first master of secrets (?) ...
Bibliography•Rogge, E., Statuen des Neuen Reiches und der Dritten Zwischenzeit. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum (CAA) Wien 6 (1990), 164-172.
•Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien. Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie 14. Mainz. 1994.
•Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Führer durch die Sammlungen. Wien. 1988.
•Satzinger, H., Ägyptische Kunst in Wien (Wien 1980).
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=5109

Head of an old man

Head of an old man
It is a piece of luck that exactly this piece of the statue of the old man has been preserved because it almost makes us forget how fragmentary it is. Only the face is preserved, together with a part of the bag-shaped wig and some of the neck. Nothing remains of his garments. Nevertheless, the damage to the statue does not impair the impact of this sculpture, which is considered to be among the most fascinating products of Egyptian art.
We are dealing with a very important masterpiece from the later phases of ancient Egyptian history. The accurate rendition of the anatomy and the marks of old age may be ascribed to Hellenistic influence, but there is also evidence of the native Egyptian tradition of the Late Period which underlies this development.
It is a great pity that we do not know the identity of the person depicted. It is without doubt a person marked by the responsibilities and burdens of high office and by a successful career. The current state of knowledge does not allow a precise dating of the sculpture. Most comparable pieces, such as the "green heads" in Berlin and Boston, are likewise uninscribed and their dates remain much debated. A date in the middle of the Ptolemaic period, in the third century BC, seems reasonable. It is clear that the fragment has preserved a fascinating portrait of one of the people who played a leading role in the political and religious life of the country at that time.
Present location KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA
Inventory number 42
Dating PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material SLATE
Technique HEWN; POLISHED
Height 31.3 cm
Width 15 cm
Depth 14.5 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=4964
Bibliography•Übersicht der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen II. Sammlung der ägyptischen Altertümer (1923) 19, Nr. 21.
•Demel, H., Einige Aegyptische Porträtköpfe, 5.
•Seipel, W. (ed.), Gott Mensch Pharao (1992).
•Seipel, W. (ed.), Götter Menschen Pharaonen, Speyer (1993) = Dioses, Hombres, Faraones, Ciudad de México (1993) = Das Vermächtnis der Pharaonen, Zürich (1994).
•Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Führer durch die Sammlungen. Wien. 1988.
•Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien. Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie 14. Mainz. 1994.
•Rogge, E., Statuen der Ptolemäerzeit. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum (CAA) Wien 11 (Druck in Vorbereitung).
•Bergmann, E. von, Übersicht über die ägyptischen Alterthümer (1876), Nr. 37.

Bust of a statue

Bust of a statue
Bust of a statue of a Persian official. He wears a skull cap leaving the ears bare, a shirt with a scoop neck and a triangular neck, and a Persian type collar with relief lion protomai at the extremities. The bust has a back-pillar with a trapezoidal top and the beginning of two columns of incised hieroglyphs.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 11900
Dating 27TH DYNASTY AND CONTEMPORARIES
Archaeological Site UNSPECIFIED
Category STATUE
Material BASALT
Technique INCISION; HEWN
Height 36.5 cm
Width 42.2 cm
Depth 32 cm
Translation
The venerated one before Atum, the prince
The venerated one before Ra, the prince
Bibliography•G. Botti, Busto di un dignitario della XXVII dinastia nel Museo Egizio di Firenze, Bollettino d'Arte 2, 1956, pgg. 147-149.
•E.Bresciani, Una statua in "abito persiano" al Museo del Cairo, SCO 9, 1960, pg. 112.
•AA.VV., Il senso dell'arte nell'Antico Egitto, Milano, 1990, pg. 170, n. 117.
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=9005

Female shabti

Female shabti
Shabti of a woman with a large wig covering the ears and falling down onto the shoulders and breasts. The arms are folded. The mummiform body carries nine lines of incised and painted hieroglyphs.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 2123
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNSPECIFIED
Category SHABTI
Material WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED; INCISION
Height 26 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=8982
Bibliography•A.Pellegrini, Statuette funerarie del Museo Archeologico di Firenze, Bessarione IV, vol. 7, !900, pg. 154, n. 27.

Bust of Sarapis

Bust of Sarapis
The torso of this bust of Sarapis is covered by the folds of his garment. The head is characteristically rendered with five locks on the forehead, a full beard parted in the middle, and an undecorated kalathos on top of the head. The kalathos is a grain measure symbolizing fecundity which forms part of the classical iconography of Sarapis.
Present location PELIZAEUS-MUSEUM [04/030] HILDESHEIM
Inventory number 5196
Dating ROMAN PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material CALCITE/ALABASTER
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 21.2 cm
Width 15.8 cm
Depth 5.8 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=11354
Bibliography•Hornbostel, W., Sarapis : Studien zur Überlieferungsgeschichte, den Erscheinungsformen und Wandlungen der Gestalt eines Gottes (Études Préliminaires aux Religions Orientales dans L'Empire Romain 32), Leiden 1973, Abb. 225.
•Eggebrecht, A. (Hrsg.), Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim : Die ägyptische Sammlung, Hildesheim - Mainz 1993, Abb. 105.

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

Statuette

Statuette
Painted wooden statuette of the goddess Nephthys. She is represented kneeling, wearing a collar and a strap-dress, fitting closely over the breasts. Her hair is covered by a khat headcover tied with a bow at the back. On her head are the hieroglyphic signs that spell her name: Nebet-hut.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 145 (n. cat. 148)
Dating 3RD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material WOOD; ANIMAL PRODUCT; WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 35 cm
Width 7.5 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=11668
Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

comb

Comb
Wooden comb with well-preserved teeth. The handle is wide with two curves on the upper rim. Close to the teeth are two horizontal incised lines.
Present location MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA [46/003] LISBON
Inventory number E 260 (n. cat. 49)
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category COMB
Material WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Width 7.2 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=11791
Bibliography•Antiguidades Egípcias I, Lisboa, 1993

boat

Model of a sailing ship
The type of sailing ship represented here has a flat bow and stern. The ship has a simple yard with a square sail, as well as a huge double steering oar. The helmsman stands out from among the crew members. Several of the other crew members are shown bringing offerings. The cabin of the ship resembles a round hut.
Present location PELIZAEUS-MUSEUM [04/030] HILDESHEIM
Inventory number 1697
Dating 11TH DYNASTY
Archaeological Site MIR
Category SAILING BOAT (MODEL)
Material SYCAMORE; TAMARISK; PLASTER; LINEN; UNSPECIFIED
Technique SCULPTURED; STUCCO; PAINTED
Height 69 cm
Width 32 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=10858
Bibliography•Roeder, G., Die Denkmäler des Pelizaeus-Museums zu Hildesheim, Hildesheim 1921, S. 75.
•Kayser, H., Die ägyptischen Altertümer im Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Hildesheim 1973, S. 55.
•Götter und Pharaonen, Hildesheim 1979, Kat.-Nr. 181A.
•Martin-Pardey, E., Grabbeigaben, Nachträge und Ergänzungen (Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum: Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 6), Mainz 1991, S. 93-101.

ratón

Present location RIJKSMUSEUM VAN OUDHEDEN [06/001] LEIDEN
Inventory number AH 175
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category UNSPECIFIED EQUIPEMNT
Material IVORY; WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 4.5 cm
Bibliography•Leemans, C., Aegyptische Monumenten van het Nederlandse Museum van Oudheden te Leiden II.23, Leiden 1865, pl. CCXLIII, 494.
•Schneider, H. D., Egyptisch Kunsthandwerk, Amsterdam 1995, 78-79, nr. 32.
•Warmenbol, E., Ombres d'Égypte, Treignes 1999, 80, cat. nr. 51.
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=13973

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

Babylonian tablet

A Babylonian tablet recording Halley's comet during an appearance in 164 BC. At the British Museum in London

Anen

Statue of the ancient Egyptian official Aanen. He was a second priest of Amun, an astronomer priest (as the stars on his leopard skin suggest), and held several other titles. He officiated during the reign of his brother-in-law, pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom. Granodiorite from Thebes, found by Drovetti in 1824. Turin, Museo Egizio, cat. 1377.

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Statuette of Djehutira

Statuette of Djehutira
A male statuette, standing, wearing a curly wig which leaves the ears uncovered, and a shendit kilt with a plain belt. The arms hang down along the sides, the left leg is forward. The statuette has a back-pillar and a base in the form of a paralelepiped. There are hieroglyphic inscriptions on the pillar and on the sides of the base.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 1787
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNSPECIFIED
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN; PAINTED
Height 17.9 cm
Width 7.3 cm
http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/detail.aspx?id=9318
Translation
An offering that the king gives to Osiris, lord of Abydos, to the gods and goddesses, that they may grant a funerary offering consisting of bread loaves, beer, oxen, fowls, to the ka of Djehutira (and) the ka of his mother Takemmeri. Ini... causes their names to live.
His sister Senhotep, Iahmes, his brother Djehuti, his brother Nebpet.
Bibliography•E. Schiaparelli, Museo Archeologico di Firenze-Antichità Egizie, Roma, 1887, pg. 192, n. 1500

Head of a female statuette

Head of a female statuette
The head of a female statuette whose face is framed by a large and heavy wig made of tresses rendered by incised vertical incisions bordering lozenge-shaped incisions.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 7663
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site GOVERNORATE OF LUXOR
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN; INCISION
Height 11 cm
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Fragment of a bas relief with a female figure

Fragment of a bas relief with a female figure
Fragment of a bas relief with the bust of a queen depicted in the form of a female divinity. She wears the vulture spoil on her head and a wesekh-collar on her breast. The queen holds in her right hand (lost) a flail with a top end in the form of the chalice of a nymphaea, out of which three tear-shaped elements appear.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 7610
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site SHEIKH `ABD EL-QURNA
Category RELIEF
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN; PAINTED
Height 14 cm
Width 15 cm
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Head of a woman (sculptor's model)

Head of a woman (sculptor's model)
This nearly square, flat piece of white limestone has been carved in raised relief, showing a woman's head facing left. The lady is represented with a large wig, of which the tresses and braids have been rendered with great precision and regularity. Upon her forehead is a decorated band and on top of her head is a lotus in full bloom. The edge of the wig is marked by a braid, and an earring shaped as a disk appears from underneath it. The delicate profile shows a nose with a slight curve and a slightly protruding lower lip. The eye and brow are marked by raised lines of eye-paint in the Egyptian fashion. The incised line between the eye and the brow is a remarkable feature. Below the eye is a series of vertical lines which have been flatly incised in an irregular manner. Presumably, this playful addition was added at a later date inspired by the hieroglyph of the tearing eye. The front of the neck is marked by three stylized parallel horizontal folds. The upper right corner has the remains of a border in the form of a small raised edge.
Present location KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM [09/001] VIENNA
Inventory number 73
Dating SETHOS I/MENMAATRE ?
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category SCULPTOR'S MODEL
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN
Height 22.6 cm
Width 25.6 cm
Depth 4.4 cm
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Bibliography•Verzeichnis der antiken Sculpturenwerke, Inschriften und Mosaiken des K.k. Münz- und Antikencabinets im unteren K.k. Belvedere (1826) 23, Nr. 2.
•Übersicht der ägyptischen Alterthümer des k.k. Münz- und Antiken-Cabinetes (7. verm. Aufl. 1872) 24/Nr. 54.
•Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). Führer durch die Sammlungen. Wien. 1988.
•Satzinger, H., Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien. Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie 14. Mainz. 1994.

domingo, 19 de marzo de 2017

Userhet's wife and Mother, tomb of Userhet

Userhet's wife and Mother, tomb of Userhet, tomb 56, Thebes, 18th Dynasty
Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
Dimensions
Overall: 94 x 35 cm (37 x 13 3/4 in.)
Accession Number
12.322
Medium or Technique
Canvas
http://educators.mfa.org/ancient/userhets-wife-and-mother-tomb-userhet-tomb-56-thebes-

Relief

Relief
Inventory number: E.2158
THEBES: WEST BANK
limestone
NEW KINGDOM
KMKG - MRAH [07/003]
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Sakkarah, Ship from west wall of pillared hall

Sakkarah, Ship from west wall of pillared hall
Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
Dimensions
Legacy dimension: H. 33 3/4 in. W. 52 1/2 in.
Mereruka
Accession Number
36.260
Medium or Technique
Canvas
http://educators.mfa.org/ancient/ship-tomb-

Abydos. Seated figure of a goddess holding symbol for thousands of sed-festivals.

Abydos. Seated figure of a goddess holding symbol for thousands of sed-festivals. Canvas
Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
Dimensions
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Legacy dimension: W. 67 in. H. 127 in.
Accession Number
38.73
Medium or Technique
Canvas
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Abydos. Seated figure of a goddess holding symbol for thousands of sed-festivals. Canvas

Abydos. Seated figure of a goddess holding symbol for thousands of sed-festivals. Canvas
Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
Dimensions
Legacy dimension: W. 67 in. H. 127 in.
Accession Number
38.73
Medium or Technique
Canvas
http://educators.mfa.org/ancient/seated-figure-goddess-holding-symbol-thousands-sed-festivals-