jueves, 14 de enero de 2016

Den. Ivoriy label

Fragment of an ivory label showing pharaoh Den, wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Originally from Abydos, Umm el Qaab, tomb T (Tomb of Horus Den). Now in the Egyptian Museum. Undoubtedly this representation of Horus Den marks an advance in regard to the iconography of the double crown. Remains of the original color, used for painting the label, still visible on top of the white crown and sides of the red crown. bibliography: Petrie, W.M.Flinders. 1901. The royal tombs of the first dynasty. Part II, p.21, pl. X.13; XIV.7-7a.

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