lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

HYPOCEPHALUS

Inventory number: AMS 62

LINEN

PTOLEMAIC PERIOD

FUNERARY TEXT:  BOOK OF THE DEAD

Raven, M. J., De Dodencultus van het Oude Egypte, Amsterdam 1992, 71, nr. 28.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 229b.

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Tomb TT175


Then follows a man, armed with a pitchfork, who sends corn onto a pile lying on the threshing floor. Here again are the oxen who, by their trampling, ensure the threshing. To the right of this scene, the reapers cut the ears (a very damaged scene). Finally, on the far left of the register there are three baskets of red fruit that resembles bundles of leaves . Two men approach: one holding two birds by their wings, the second carries elongated vases.
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viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

Ahmose ans Ipy, his wife

The present el-Kab corresponds to the ancient city of Nekhen, once very important city, the powerful capital of the 3rd nome of Upper Egypt.
To the north-east of the city is a sandstone hill filled with tombs which essentially date from the beginning of the XVIIIth Dynasty All these tombs are fronted by a common terrace .
Chapel N°5 of Ahmose - Son of Ibana is famous for its autobiographic text which tells the military campaigns in which the deceased participated, but the monument was never the object of a complete publication.
The chapel was created, according to its texts, by the deceased's grandson, Paheri, to celebrate this famous ancestor - and the lineage from which he was himself the descendant.
Ahmose has not been buried here: there is only one funeral shaft, dug in an annexe, and it was created after his death. Paheri, himself, has his own burial close by.
Ahmose ans Ipy, his wife
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miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

clth

CLOTH/SHROUD
LINEN
WOVEN
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
't Hooft, Ph. P. M., Raven, M. J., Rooij, E. H. C. van, en G. M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, Pharaonic and Early Medieval Egyptian textiles, in: Collections of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden 8, Leiden 1994, nr. 150.
Raven, M. J., Mummies onder het mes, Amsterdam 1993, 40-41, 60-61.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 204.
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ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE

ANIMAL/HYBRID FIGURINE
International inventory number 06/001/13916
FAIENCE
12TH DYNASTY
Leemans, C., Aegyptische Monumenten van het Nederlandse Museum van Oudheden te Leiden I.6, Leiden 1844, pl. XX, 75.
Schneider, H. D., Life and Death under the Pharaohs, Perth 1997, nr. 168.
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jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

Seated female

Seated female
Period:HalafDate:ca. 5600–5000 B.C.Geography:Mesopotamia or SyriaCulture:HalafMedium:Ceramic, paintDimensions:H. 5.1 cm, W. 4.5 cmClassification:Ceramics-SculptureCredit Line:Purchase, Leon Levy and Shelby White Gift, 1985Accession Number:1985.84
Distinctive clay female figures like this one were produced at sites belonging to the Halaf culture. This example displays a strong stylization with an emphasis on the sexual features. She sits with her large thighs extended, supporting her breasts with her arms; neither hands nor feet are shown. Her head is missing; in other figures of this type when the head is intact, it is elongated into a large noselike projection but otherwise is featureless. Remains of paint may represent jewelry. The meaning of such representations is unknown but may be connected with fertility. The stylized depiction of the nude female form remained an artistic convention in northern Syria, Anatolia, and the Aegean for several millennia.
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Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with her Young

Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with her Young
Period:Old KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 6Reign:reigns of Pepi I and MerenreDate:ca. 2289–2246 BCGeography:From EgyptMedium:Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint, resin and pigmentDimensions:30.8.134: h. 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.) 1992.338: h. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)Credit Line:Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.8.134); Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, Fletcher Fund, and Lila Acheson Wallace, Russell and Judy Carson, William Kelly Simpson, and Vaughn Foundation Gifts, in honor of Henry George Fischer, 1992 (1992.338)
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 These charming vases are carved in the shape of mother monkeys each holding a baby clinging tightly to her chest. Alluding to motherhood and fertility, and also to the exotic lands that provided rare ingredients for the rejuvenating oils and unguents stored inside, they are inscribed wtih references to the kings' jubilee. It is likely that the vessels were given by Sixth Dynasty kings to favored courtiers, particularly women.