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July 26 2013

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Model of a procession of offering bearers ("The Bersha Procession")

The Bersha Procession

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty 12, 2010–1961 B.C.E.

Findspot
Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions
Length x width x height (tallest figure): 66.4 x 8.6 x 42.5 cm (26 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.)

Medium or Technique
Wood

Classification
Models

Accession Number
21.326

On view
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Egypt: Middle Kingdom) - 119

via Model of a procession of offering bearers ("The Bersha Procession") Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty 12, 2010–1961 B.C.E. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Reposted bysiriusminervaAncientEgyptian

July 19 2013

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Model of a procession of offering bearers from the Tomb of the Nomarch (Provincial Governor) Djehutynakht ("The Bersha Procession"). Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty 12, 2010–1961 B.C.E.; from Tomb 10, Pit A, Deir el-Bersha. Found overturned between Djehutynakht’s coffin and the eastern wall of his burial chamber. Length x width x height (tallest figure): 66.4 x 8.6 x 42.5 cm (26 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.); today at the Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Accession Number 21.326

via wikimedja commons

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A procession of Offering bearers - The Bersha Procession (Deir el Bersha Tomb 10A, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11~early Dynasty 12, 2010~1961 BCE)

via 2011. 4.16 ~ 4.20 보스턴(Boston) 여행 - 보스턴 미술관(Boston Museum of Fine Arts) : Art of The Ancient World - Egyptian : 네이버 블로그

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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

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June 18 2013

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sekhemkare:

“I am the lord of fire, who lives on truth,
the lord of eternity and the maker of joy;
the snakes of the netherworld have not rebelled against me.”

~ Coffin Text 1130.

The ‘Lord of All’ describes himself.

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

01:19

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

 

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