lunes, 12 de octubre de 2015


Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18, early
Date: ca. 1550–1458 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, el-Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Pit 3, Burial B 4, In debris, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: L. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number: 16.10.429
Met Museum

domingo, 11 de octubre de 2015

A clay model of cattle

A clay model of cattle dating to the Predynastic Period (Naqada I) discovered by the Society at El-Amrah in 1900-1901

Naqada Period Pottery in the Petrie Museum

Naqada Period Pottery in the Petrie Museum

Red polished Pottery

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

Amulet of Horus the Child

Amulet of Horus the Child

 The god Horus-the-Child seated on a pillow, knees drawn up, is carved in relief on both sides of a thin piece of lapis lazuli. A perforation runs from the top of the head to the back of the skull.

domingo, 4 de octubre de 2015

Mummy case of a boy named Pemsais

Mummy case of a boy named Pemsais
From Akhmim, Egypt
Late 1st century BC or early 1st century AD

This coffin is one of a group found in a family tomb in the cemeteries of Akhmim, a major provincial settlement in Upper Egypt during the Ptolemaic (332-30 BC) and Roman periods (30 BC to the fourth century AD). It is clear from its size that it belonged to a child, whose name is inscribed in demotic on the front, below the left hand. The coffin appears to have been constructed from mud and covered with linen.

The iconography is drawn predominantly from the art of the classical world, with only a few allusions to Egyptian funerary beliefs. Pemsais is represented in Hellenistic Greek costume. This consists of a blue under-tunic, a red tunic with blue and white stripes, and a white mantle, which is draped over the left shoulder and around the lower part of the body. The folds have been drawn in lines of paint. The face and hands are painted a pale flesh colour, but the bare feet, by contrast, are a deep red. On the head is a blue and pink head-dress with a raised band above the brow; this is perhaps intended to be a garland. Behind the head are painted scenes, including the mummification of the deceased, and figures of Egyptian deities.

Britih Museum