domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Máscara de momia

Máscara de momia 
 yeso

Época romana
(siglos I-II d. C)

Juanto a los tretatos de El Fayum, este tipo de máscaras en yeso representan el cambip más significativo que experimentó el tratamiento del rostro humano en época grecorromana.

Museo Egipcio de Barcelona

sábado, 13 de enero de 2018

The Art of Ancient Egypt

The Art of Ancient Egypt

The Art of Ancient Egypt: A Resource for Educators
Edith W. Watts
The art of ancient Egypt and the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art come together in this comprehensive resource for educators, which includes summaries of ancient Egyptian history and art, maps, lesson plans and classroom activities, a bibliography, and a glossary. The descriptions of the works and other information are aimed at increasing knowledge and pleasure in viewing Egyptian art at The Met or other museums. The materials can be adapted for students of all ages, interests, and abilities, and can be used to enrich any curriculum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's teacher-training programs and accompanying materials are made possible through a generous grant from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose.
Download the resource (PDF).
 https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/curriculum-resources/the-art-of-ancient-egypt

Heqanakht Letter

Heqanakht Letter I
Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 12Reign:reign of Senwosret IDate:ca. 1961–1917 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb complex of Ipy (TT 315, MMA 516), Tomb of Meseh (MMA 516B), MMA excavations, 1921–22Medium:Papyrus, inkDimensions:H. 28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.), W. 27.1 cm (10 11/16 in.)Credit Line:Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922Accession Number:22.3.516
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/545445
Heqanakht was a native of Thebes (present day Luxor) during the early twelfth dynasty. As "ka-servant" of a high official he was responsible for the high official's statue cult and the administration of the land and income that had been endowed to maintain this cult. The letters and accounts written by Heqanakht and one or more scribes on sheets of papyrus were discovered by Museum excavator Herbert E. Winlock in the excavation season of 1921-1922 in the tomb of Meseh, who had a side passage and crypt in the tomb complex of the vizier Ipy, one of the rock cut tombs along the cliff overlooking the temples at Deir el-Bahri. The documents - some still folded, tied and sealed, when found - provide unique insights into the domestic and financial affairs of an average middle class family that lived almost four thousand years ago.
This is the front side (recto) of letter I, written, probably by Heqanakht himself, in columns from right to left on a pristine sheet of papyrus in hieratic script with black ink. It is addressed to Heqanakht's family, specifically to a man called Merisu, who was a kind of steward responsible for the functioning of the household and its production. In the letter Heqanakht gives instructions to send two individuals (Nakht, possibly Merisu's deputy, and Sinebniut, a subordinate) to rent land in a place named Perhaa. He makes comments on the rental fee of land previously leased and gives directions about the rations to be provided for the man Nakht on his mission to Perhaa.

Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky

Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson ca. 1930
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1390–1349 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
Facsimile: H. 38.7 × W. 83.5 cm (15 1/4 × 32 7/8 in.), scale 1:1, Framed: H. 40.3 × W. 85 cm (15 7/8 × 33 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.108

Met Museum

Mentuhotep and Ahmose-Nefertari

ArtistCreator:Charles K. Wilkinson
TitleDeceased censing and libating to the deified Mentuhotep and Ahmose-Nefertari, with the Hathor cow emerging from the mountain; Tomb of Ameneminet
Description
Facsimile, Ameneminet (TT 277), deified Mentuhotep, Hathor cow, desert;
Datecirca 1295–1170 B.C.
MediumTempera on paper
Dimensionsfacsimile: h. 60 cm (23 5/8 in); w. 87.5 cm (34 7/16 in) scale 1:1
framed: h. 62.9 cm (24 3/4 in); w. 90.8 cm (35 3/4 in)