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July 01 2013

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Relief in the White Chapel of Sesostris I (also called Senusret or Senwosret I, 1974-1929 B.C.E.).  The chapel was used as a way station for the god’s boat when it was carried along in procession.
The chapel was in Ancient Egyptian times dismantled and reused as filling material.  It was recovered from within one of the pylons of the temple of Amun-Ra and reconstructed in its entirety.
Karnak. By Hans Ollermann.

via kardiologn - Египет

Reposted byAncientEgyptian AncientEgyptian

June 06 2013

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The complete titulary of Pharaoh Amenemhat III (ca. 1818 - 1773 BCE)
Middle Kingdom, XIIth (Theban) Dynasty:

Horus
Great of Might
He of the Two Ladies
Taking possession of the inheritance of the Two Lands
Horus of Gold
Permanent of Life
King of Upper and Lower Egypt
Belonging to the Truth and Justice of Ra (Ny-Maat-Ra)
Son of Ra
Amon is Foremost

Via ANCIENT EGYPT : The Pyramid Texts in the tomb of Pharaoh Wenis, Unis or Unas

March 17 2013

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November 24 2012

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Creator: Eliot Elisofon, photographer.
Title:
Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].
Contained in: Eliot Elisofon Field photographs, 1942-1972
Produced: 1961
Summary:
“The richly decorated ‘white Chapel’ of Senwosret (Senusret, Sesostris) I (1972-1926 BCE) at Karnak shows the expanded use of inscriptions and representational art which developed in Middle Kingdom temples. Architectural symmetry also increased in the Middle Kingdom, and Senwosret’s ‘White Chapel’ on the processional route from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak provides an example of an equally symmetrical and exquisitely fashioned barque chapel or way-station of this same period.” [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson].
“A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen, considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains.” [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names].
The photograph depicts relief detail showing Senwosret before Amun. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on “The Nile” project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.

(via Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].)

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Creator: Eliot Elisofon, photographer.
Title:
Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].
Contained in: Eliot Elisofon Field photographs, 1942-1972
Produced: 1961
Summary:
“The richly decorated ‘white Chapel’ of Senwosret (Senusret, Sesostris) I (1972-1926 BCE) at Karnak shows the expanded use of inscriptions and representational art which developed in Middle Kingdom temples. Architectural symmetry also increased in the Middle Kingdom, and Senwosret’s ‘White Chapel’ on the processional route from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak provides an example of an equally symmetrical and exquisitely fashioned barque chapel or way-station of this same period.” [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson].
“A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen, considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains.” [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names].
The photograph depicts relief detail showing Senwosret before Amun. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on “The Nile” project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.

(via Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].)

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Senwosret I’s White Chapel at Karnak - 12th Dynasty

(via OI Splendors of the Nile: Karnak)

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Winged Sun Disk and Deity Procession from the pyramid complex of Senwosret I in Lisht. 12th Dynasty, circa 1961-1917 B.C.E. - Metropolitan Museum

Via wikipedja

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artemisdreaming:

Stela of Montuweser


Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, year 17
reign of Senwosret I
ca. 1961–1917 B.C.E.
Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos (Umm el-Qaab, Tell el-Manshiya, others)
Limestone, paint
H. 104.3 cm (41 1/16 in); w. 49.7 cm (19 9/16 in); th. 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in)
Credit LineGift of Edward S. Harkness, 1912. Accession Number12.184

This rectangular stone slab, called a stela, honors an official named Montuweser. Clasping a piece of folded linen in his left hand, he sits at his funeral banquet, ensuring that he will always receive food offerings and that his family will honor and remember him forever. To the right of Montuweser, his son summons his spirit. His daughter holds a lotus, and his father offers a covered dish of food and a jug that, given its shape, contained beer.
To show clearly each kind of food being offered, the sculptor arranged the images on top of the table vertically. The feast consists of round and conical loaves of bread, ribs and a hindquarter of beef, a squash, onions in a basket, a lotus blossom, and leeks. The low-relief carving is very fine. The background was cut away only about one-eighth of an inch. Within the firm, clear outlines, the sculptor subtly modeled the muscles of Mentuweser’s arms and legs and the shape of his jaw and cheeks. The chair legs and the calf’s head have also been carefully formed. The hieroglyphic inscriptions in sunk relief state that in the seventeenth year of his reign King Senwosret I presented the stela to Montuweser in appreciation of his loyal services. Montuweser’s deeds are described at length. He was steward, granary official, and overseer of all manner of domestic animals, including pigs. He is described as a good man who looked after the poor and buried the dead. Senwosret’s throne name, Kheper-Ka-Re, appears within a cartouche in the middle of the top line.

The stela was erected in the temple precinct of Osiris at Abydos. Montuweser’s image and the prayers on the stela were meant to bring him both rebirth and sustenance at the annual festivals honoring Osiris. At such festivals family members and other pilgrims would visit the commemorative chapels in which the stelae were set up, and at its end this stea’s text addresses explicitly three groups of people:

 
1. any scribe who shall read the stela;
2. any person who shall hear the stela read aloud;
3. all people who shall approach it. 

It is thus suggested that, according to ancient Egyptian understanding, the written word—and its imagery—reached many more people than only just the fully literate.  metmuseum

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rudjedet:

Senwosret I making an offering to the God Min. Dynasty XII.

Relief from the White Chapel
Karnak Open Air Museum, Egypt

 

September 08 2012

01:39

August 29 2012

MerelyGifted
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Tuesday was wall-to-wall drama, and to top it all off I'm sick.
So here's a MASSIVE pic of one of Princess Mereret's fabulous pectorals.  It bears the name of her BAMF father, Khakaure - Senwosret III.

I really need hawk-headed sphinxes tramplin' the bad guys.
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August 19 2012

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Heliopolis Obelisk of Senwosret I (Kheper-Ka-Ra) - second king of the 12th Dynasty

Via wikipedja

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Wooden statue of Senwosret I (Kheper-Ka-Ra) - second king of the 12th Dynasty

Near Senwosret I’s pyramid complex was found the tomb of Imhotep, the High Priest of Heliopolis. Archaeologists there uncovered two 23-inch wooden statues of Senwosret, one wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt and the other wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt.

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On both its inner and outer faces the stone enclosure wall around the pyramid of Senwosret I at Lisht was decorated with one hundred relief panels, four of which have been reconstructed here using excavated fragments. The panels represent an image of the world according to ancient Egyptian beliefs. Between the fertile land below and the falcon of the sky above lies the realm of the pharaoh, symbolized by the ornate facade of his palace. Each rectangular field above the palace facade contains Senwosret’s Horus name, “Living in births.” The two panels on the near side of the gallery door also proclaim his throne name, Kheperkare (“The evolution of Re’s life force”). The king’s birth name, Senwosret (“Man of the powerful [goddess]”), is added to his Horus name on the panel closest to the window. …

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Name Panels from the Inner Wall of Senwosret I’s Pyramid Complex)

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June 13 2012

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merelygifted:

Length: 4.420 cm
Diameter: 1.550 cm

Glazed steatite cylinder seal of Sobekneferu

From the Fayum, Egypt
12th Dynasty, (about 1799-1795 BCE)


Sobekneferu was a female king whose accession to the throne followed the death of Amenemhat IV, who was perhaps her brother and possibly also her husband. She was probably the daughter of Amenemhat III, whose mortuary temple she completed at Hawara. According to the historian Manetho, she had a brief reign of around four years (about 1799-1795 BCE).

Four of the royal names of Sobekneferu are inscribed on this seal. The fifth is known from other monuments. She was the first ruler to compound a name with that of the god Sobek. This crocodile-headed god was particularly associated with the Fayum. The epithet to the name of the king ‘beloved of Sobek, lord of Shedyt’ stresses the links between the king and this god. The mention of the Fayum town of Shedyt suggests that the seal comes from this site. Amenemhat III undertook many building projects in the Fayum and so his successors may also have had important associations with this area.

Seals were used from early times to ensure that goods, and later, documents were not tampered with. Cylinder seals were rolled over the damp clay covers which closed jars of valuable commodities such as wine. These were sometimes destined for use at court, and were sealed with the name of the king. …


I have a book w/a nice photo of this seal. It explains that this side of the seal shows her Horus name in a serekh: The Female Hawk, Beloved of Ra. One of her titles follows, Mistress of the Two Lands.

 (Via http://bbs.artron.net/viewthread.php?tid=913908&extra=page%3D1&page=18)

Reposted byAncientEgyptian AncientEgyptian

May 27 2012

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The god Atum presenting King Senwosret I (Kheper-Ka-Ra) to the god Min

12th Dynasty (1971-1926 BCE)

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Fig.1: Plan of the Temple of Senwosret I at Lisht (British School of Archaeology 1913).
The Temple of Senwosret I was built in the early part of the 12th Dynasty just before 1926 BC, about 1 km south of the pyramid of Senwosret’s father, Amenemhet I. The temple, excavated in 1913 by the British School of Archaeology, was approached from the east by a causeway, entrance hall, and colonnaded court. Senwosret’s actual burial, located to the west under the main temple, has not been excavated due to high ground water (Clayton 2006).

In the northeastern part of Senwosret’s compound, just outside the enclosure walls, are tombs of his retainers. These include a large mastaba tomb for Imhotep, his treasurer. Other burials were identified during excavations in the 1920s by the Metropolitan Museum.

At least nine small pyramids for royal women are located south of the pyramid of Amenemhet I, of which two are shown in this plan. Among those buried in these pyramids are Queen Nefru, wife of Amenemhet I, and their daughters, the Princesses Itekuyet, Nufru-Sobek, Nefru-Ptah, and Nenseddjedet (Clayton 2006).

(via Athena Review Image Archive: Lisht: Temple of Senwosret I (12th Dyn))

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