April 24, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Limestone ancestor bust
These busts were used to contact the ancestors in the privacy of the private home. These statues were placed in niches inside the home and offerings could be made there to the ancestors. Because these ancestors were already in the afterlife, they could work on behalf of an individual who gave offerings. However, an upset ancestor could also make a decendent sick or give him or her bad fortune. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, 1320 - 1237 BC. 
Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el Medina. 
Source: metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone ancestor bust

These busts were used to contact the ancestors in the privacy of the private home. These statues were placed in niches inside the home and offerings could be made there to the ancestors. Because these ancestors were already in the afterlife, they could work on behalf of an individual who gave offerings. However, an upset ancestor could also make a decendent sick or give him or her bad fortune. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, 1320 - 1237 BC. 

Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el Medina. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

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April 21, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Relief of Antelopes
Egyptian
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.
Source: Brooklyn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Relief of Antelopes

Egyptian

ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.

The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

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April 20, 2014
thee-renaissance-man:

That’s awesome 

thee-renaissance-man:

That’s awesome 

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April 20, 2014
sadighgallery:

Limestone bust of a ruler wearing a bulbous shaped headdress.Ancient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period

sadighgallery:

Limestone bust of a ruler wearing a bulbous shaped headdress.
Ancient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period

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April 17, 2014
aleyma:

Fragmentary head of a king, made in Egypt, c.1400-1390 BC (source).

aleyma:

Fragmentary head of a king, made in Egypt, c.1400-1390 BC (source).

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April 10, 2014
pearl-nautilus:

Hathor Holding Nefertari’s Hand. Symbolizes the union of the upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

pearl-nautilus:

Hathor Holding Nefertari’s Hand. Symbolizes the union of the upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

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April 9, 2014

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April 9, 2014
fabionardini:

Face of Akhenaten | 18 | Dynasty, the time of Akhenaten, 1372-1355 BC
Posted by a gryphon

fabionardini:

Face of Akhenaten | 18 | Dynasty, the time of Akhenaten, 1372-1355 BC

Posted by a gryphon

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April 7, 2014
bint-aljamaal:

Egypt, مصر 

bint-aljamaal:

Egypt, مصر 

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March 30, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Limestone statue of a young man named Babaef 
This statue is from the Old Kingdom, this can be seen in the broad feet, toned body and classical step forward. This step forward is reserved for men only, this indicates an active role, whereas women have a inactive role. 
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 or 5, 2475 - 2450 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

ancientpeoples:

Limestone statue of a young man named Babaef 

This statue is from the Old Kingdom, this can be seen in the broad feet, toned body and classical step forward. This step forward is reserved for men only, this indicates an active role, whereas women have a inactive role. 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 or 5, 2475 - 2450 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

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March 25, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Faience and polychrome inlay of Horus 
The falcon of Horus is standing on the hieroglyph for gold, giving the god’s name ‘Horus the Golden’. The details and colours are spectacular. 
Found in Middle Egypt, Hermopolis. 
Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 4th century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience and polychrome inlay of Horus 

The falcon of Horus is standing on the hieroglyph for gold, giving the god’s name ‘Horus the Golden’. The details and colours are spectacular. 

Found in Middle Egypt, Hermopolis. 

Late Period or Ptolemaic Period, 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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March 25, 2014
davesearbymason:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/10449689/Tutankhamuns-sister-goes-missing.html

davesearbymason:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/10449689/Tutankhamuns-sister-goes-missing.html

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March 23, 2014
davesearbymason:

Another wonderful statue from Egypt, possibly a sister of Akenhaton

davesearbymason:

Another wonderful statue from Egypt, possibly a sister of Akenhaton

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March 23, 2014
davesearbymason:

From:http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/544210?img=1

davesearbymason:

From:
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/544210?img=1

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March 20, 2014

"Yet the ancients knew something - which we seem to have forgotten."
-  Albert Einstein 

"Yet the ancients knew something - which we seem to have forgotten."

-  Albert Einstein 

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