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  Ankhs in the British Museum (by tutincommon)

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November 25 2012

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Hooray for personified Ankhs & Wases!

November 18 2012

I loves me them semi-anthropomorphised Ankhs!

September 08 2012

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1400–1390 B.C.E.

Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)
Bichrome faience
Classification: Tomb equipment
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thothmes IV
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gift of Theodore M. Davis
Accession number: 03.1088

Provenance/Ownership History: From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thothmes IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Blue faience ankh; black painted details including botanical/rope designs and a cartouche containing the prenomen of the king (Men-kheperu-Re); five joined fragments; fragment missing from top.

Via MFA Educators: Egyptian Artwork Slideshow

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September 04 2012


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This alabaster vessel was probably used for perfumed ointments. The vessel and its base were formed in two pieces and joined together.

The base depicts an Ankh sign on either side of the jar stand. The vessel itself is part of an overall design signifying the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt as shown by the presence of the Sema-Tawy sign. There is a portrayal of a human face wearing a collar, perhaps Tutankhamun.

The traditional names and titles of the king are displayed on the body of the vessel. On both sides plant decorations are found.

(via The Global Egyptian Museum | JE 62118)

April 10 2012

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March 25 2011


Griffith Institute: Carter Archives - 041a - Bronze and wood candlestick

Weird Ankh torchholder thingies from Tutankhamon’s tomb - Harry Burton photographs

Howard Carter’s notes -

41 (cont)

(a) cont. Below cross-bar two human arms. These one piece of metal with the ankh. The arms start behind the cross-bar with shoulders 2.8 cm wide, projecting back from cross bar .8. At forearm .9 wide, .7 thick. Both arms bent at elbow, right arm slightly, to support torch cup at 5 from base, left considerably to meet torch cup at 7 from base. Hands flexed round cup.

Torch-cup of bronze covered with gold leaf. Socket starts 8 from back. Conical cup of thin sheet metal 10.1 high: 4.2 in diam, at top, 2.2 at bottom.

Torch consisted of a length of linen twisted up, and bound in a spiral by a strip of linen, 6 wide. Space betwen turns about 3. Bottom bound by wider linen, coming 1.8 above cup. Slight trace of oil or grease in cup.
Burton photograph: p0453

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