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March 03 2015

MerelyGifted
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Four Kneeling Statues of Smaller Size
Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, (ca. 1473-1458 B.C.E.)
Granite, from Thebes, originally from Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el-Bahri; MMA excavations, 1922-23, 1926-27

"At least eight, perhaps up to twelve statues of Hatshepsut of this type are thought to have been placed along the last section of the processional way in the uppermost court of the temple. Hatshepsut is again represented kneeling, in this instance wearing the soft khat headcloth and presenting djed (endurance) symbols and nemset water jars, a combination of gifts that was part of the rituals around the procession of the boat-shaped ('barque') shrine in which the image of the god Amun was conveyed once a year across the river to rest overnight in the sanctuary of Hatshepsut's temple." (From the Metropolitan Museum, NYC info card)

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MerelyGifted
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Big giant scarab statue at the Temple of Karnak, thanks to King Amenhotep III aka Amenhotep The Great

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MerelyGifted
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The vulture goddess Nekhebet and a frieze of lotsa cobra deities - Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahri

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MerelyGifted
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Statuette of Hatshepsut; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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August 07 2014

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Black granite statue of Sekhmet from Thebes, 14th century BCE. The statue was inscribed in the 10th century BCE with the cartouches of King Sheshonq I.

Illustration from Geraldine Pinch’s book Ancient Egyptian Magic

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June 20 2014

20:44
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ancientpeoples:

18th Dynasty Kohl pot

Made from wood and ivory

The pot has five holes in it and some remains of the stibium used to paint the eyes, the lid is of ivory with ebony and ivory pegs. One of the holes is smaller and holds the kohl stick. Inscribed down the front is a vertical line of text, coloured yellow.

Kohl pots were used to store “kohl” which was the iconic black eye make up you see in Ancient Egyptian art. Kohl was used almost like ancient sunglasses as putting it around the eyes lessened the sun’s glare. There were also some medicinal properties in kohl, such as an antibacterical fuction, which kept eyes clean and infection free. 

Source: Global Egyptian Museum

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June 17 2014

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hismarmorealcalm:

Head of King Amenmesse Wearing the Blue Crown 

Seeing Amenmesse is always good.

May 20 2014

07:13
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yourmaj3sty:


Ancient Egyptian painting fom the Tomb of Ramses VI, showing rebirth, renewal, and regeneration, 1137 BC.

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May 15 2014

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Tutankhamon as Amon - wikimapedja

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The god Amon protecting (what’s left of) King Tutankhamon; The Louvre

Note the size of the god compared to the king - it’s quite plain who’s now controlling Egypt.

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May 14 2014

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spiritscraft:

ancientart:

Cat and Mouse, Egyptian, dates to ca.1295-1075 B.C.E.

An ostracon is a smooth flake of stone (or, less often, pottery) that the Egyptians used instead of expensive papyrus for drawing or writing. This example of an “animal fable” vignette shows a plump, middle-aged mouse seated on an elaborate stool and holding a drinking bowl, a flower (or a fish skeleton?), and a piece of cloth. Before him stands his servant, a scrawny cat, who fans him while presenting a trussed fowl and a bolt of cloth.

A number of such scenes have survived showing animals acting as humans but with their natural roles reversed. They may have illustrated popular fables, or they may have been intended as satires on upper-class life in the Ramesside Period, when almost all were made.

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, USA, via their online collections

Ancient lolcats

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Ancient Egyptian satirical ostracon - a mouse oversees his cat servant’s punishment of a human

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A RELIEF REPRESENTING QUEEN TIY, FROM THE TOMB OF USERHAT AT THEBES. THIS RELIEF WAS STOLEN FROM THE TOMB, AND FOUND ITS WAY TO THE BRUSSELS MUSEUM, WHERE IT IS SHOWN IN THE DAMAGED CONDITION SEEN [below]


Her crown is wonderful. Check out the two uraeuseseses on her brow - one’s wearing the Hedjet & t’other’s wearing the Deshret!

#dem a t’ief it

The Treasury of Ancient Egypt by Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

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HEAD OF A GRANITE STATUE OF THE GOD KHONSU, PROBABLY DATING FROM ABOUT THE PERIOD OF HOREMHEB

Looks to me like it’s Tutankhamon

The Treasury of Ancient Egypt by Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

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WOOD AND ENAMEL JEWEL-CASE DISCOVERED IN THE TOMB OF YUAA AND TUAU. AN EXAMPLE OF THE FURNITURE OF ONE OF THE BEST PERIODS OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

It bears Amenhotep III’s name

The Treasury of Ancient Egypt by Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

January 14 2014

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laphamsquarterly:

“It is not precise to call Hatshepsut a queen, despite the English understanding of the word; once she took the throne, Hatshepsut could only be called a king. In the ancient Egyptian language, the word queen only existed in relation to a man, as the “king’s woman.” Once crowned, Hatshepsut served no man.”

We’ve got a brand-new essay on the kick-ass, cross-dressing Egyptian ruler Hatshepsut. Just don’t call her a queen.

August 19 2013

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The souls of Pe and Nekhen - Pe (left, on behalf of Lower Egypt), Ramses I (middle), and Nekhen (right, on behalf of Upper Egypt)

KV16 - Tomb of Ramses I


via 帝王谷‧KV16 @ The Beauty of Taiwan :: 痞客邦 PIXNET ::

August 01 2013

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Maat-Ka-Ra Hatshepsut Khnum-Amon

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