August 31, 2014
werk1975:

 

Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850

werk1975:

 

Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850

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August 30, 2014
centuriespast:

This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.
Egypt, Abydos
Locus: Portal Temple
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1290-1224 BC
Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.

Egypt, Abydos

Locus: Portal Temple

Period: New Kingdom

Eighteenth Dynasty

Nineteenth Dynasty

Date Made: 1290-1224 BC

Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt

Penn Museum

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August 27, 2014

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August 25, 2014
fernsandmoss:

Gold Wedjat Eye Amulet, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (ca. 304–30 b.c.)

fernsandmoss:

Gold Wedjat Eye Amulet, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (ca. 304–30 b.c.)

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August 19, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Head of Thutmose III 18th Dynasty  mid-15th century B.C. Basalt rock carving

hismarmorealcalm:

Head of Thutmose III 18th Dynasty  mid-15th century B.C. Basalt rock carving

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August 18, 2014
virtual-artifacts:

“Tile: Body of a man (black African) 
Egyptian New realm 20. Dynasty, time Ramses’ III., 1198-1166 v. Chr. Discovery site: Tell el-Jahudija
Faience, multi colour glaze
H 13.8 cm, B 16.7 cm, T 2.3 cm
Architecture Tiles with colored inserted, enamelled faience were very popular for the ornament of the walls of palaces. In the palace of Ramses IIITH in Tell el-Jahudijeh one found series of representations of different foreigners. Since the 19. Dynasty was to be found very freque

virtual-artifacts:

Tile: Body of a man (black African)

Egyptian New realm 20. Dynasty, time Ramses’ III., 1198-1166 v. Chr. Discovery site: Tell el-Jahudija

Faience, multi colour glaze

H 13.8 cm, B 16.7 cm, T 2.3 cm

Architecture Tiles with colored inserted, enamelled faience were very popular for the ornament of the walls of palaces. In the palace of Ramses IIITH in Tell el-Jahudijeh one found series of representations of different foreigners. Since the 19. Dynasty was to be found very freque

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August 17, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

CAIRO  The Road to the Pyramids

hismarmorealcalm:

CAIRO  The Road to the Pyramids

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August 17, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Ascension de la grande pyramide  circa 1875  photograph Émile Béchard 

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Ascension de la grande pyramide  circa 1875  photograph Émile Béchard 

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August 14, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

The Mosque of Shaykh al-Burdayni (built 1616)  The mihrab and minbar  Cairo Egypt  photographer G. Lekegian

hismarmorealcalm:

The Mosque of Shaykh al-Burdayni (built 1616)  The mihrab and minbar  Cairo Egypt  photographer G. Lekegian

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August 13, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Musée Arabe  Egypt Cairo Salle des vases et ornements en pieces Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photographer 1867 and 1899

hismarmorealcalm:

Musée Arabe  Egypt Cairo Salle des vases et ornements en pieces Maison Bonfils Beirut Lebanon photographer 1867 and 1899

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August 12, 2014
loverofbeauty:

Abou Simbel / Francis Frith. ca.1856-60. Library of Congress

loverofbeauty:

Abou Simbel / Francis Frith. ca.1856-60. Library of Congress

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August 12, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Avenue of Ram Sphinxes  Temple of Amun at Karnak  Unknown photographer

hismarmorealcalm:

Avenue of Ram Sphinxes  Temple of Amun at Karnak  Unknown photographer

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August 12, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Avenue of Ram Sphinxes  Temple of Amun at Karnak  Unknown photographer

hismarmorealcalm:

Avenue of Ram Sphinxes  Temple of Amun at Karnak  Unknown photographer

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August 12, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

The Memnon Colossi  Theban west bank  circa 1890

hismarmorealcalm:

The Memnon Colossi  Theban west bank  circa 1890

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August 10, 2014
ancientpeoples:

The Royal Acquaintances, Memi and Sabu
4th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
c.2575-2465 BC
This statue evokes the intimacy of Memi and his companion, Sabu, although she is set somewhat apart by her oblique gaze. Until recently, the flowering of nonroyal statuary was believed to have occurred only in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Recent studies indicate, however, that many of these nonroyal statues, including Memi and Sabu, are better dated to the Fourth Dynasty, contemporary with the great royal statuary programs. The early date for Memi and Sabu is based both on her coiffure and on the reciprocated embrace.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

The Royal Acquaintances, Memi and Sabu

4th Dynasty, Old Kingdom

c.2575-2465 BC

This statue evokes the intimacy of Memi and his companion, Sabu, although she is set somewhat apart by her oblique gaze. 
Until recently, the flowering of nonroyal statuary was believed to have occurred only in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Recent studies indicate, however, that many of these nonroyal statues, including Memi and Sabu, are better dated to the Fourth Dynasty, contemporary with the great royal statuary programs. The early date for Memi and Sabu is based both on her coiffure and on the reciprocated embrace.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

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