October 14, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Limestone statue of Tutu 
The god Tutu was the Greek and Ptolemaic god of daily magic. A powerful protective deity that people could turn to. He becomes very popular in Egypt in the Ptolemaic Period (Greek period). 
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 300 - 150 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Limestone statue of Tutu 

The god Tutu was the Greek and Ptolemaic god of daily magic. A powerful protective deity that people could turn to. He becomes very popular in Egypt in the Ptolemaic Period (Greek period). 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 300 - 150 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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October 3, 2014
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Harry Burton (1879 – 1940) photograph  Outermost coffin  Excavation of Tutankhamun tomb by Howard Carter (1874-1939) in Valley of the Kings Luxor  Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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Harry Burton (1879 – 1940) photograph  Outermost coffin  Excavation of Tutankhamun tomb by Howard Carter (1874-1939) in Valley of the Kings Luxor  Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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October 3, 2014
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Yuny and his wife Renenutet
19th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Ramesside Period
c.1294-1279 BC
These figures represent Yuny seated next to his wife Renenutet. Yuny, who lived in the city of Asyut, was a chief royal scribe and holder of many other offices, perhaps including that of physician. Additional inscriptions on the base of the statue further elaborate Yuny’s responsibilities. On the center fold of Yuny’s pleated skirt is an inscription that reads: “May everything that comes forth upon the offering table of [the god] … and all pure food that comes forth from the Great Enclosure [the temple complex at Heliopolis] be for the chief scribe, royal scribe of letters, Yuny, justified.”Renenutet affectionately places her right arm around her husband’s shoulders. On the back of the statue she is described as a singer of Amun-Re. In her left hand, she holds by its metal counterweight a heavy bead necklace called a menat. Menat necklaces were ritual implements that were held in the hands and shaken like cymbals, especially in the service of the goddess Hathor, but also when entering the presence of other deities..Appropriate to their high secular and religious positions, Yuny and Renenutet wear the elaborate wigs and fine linen attire fashionable in their time. Renenutet is adorned with a lotus fillet and a necklace called a broad collar. The beads are in the shape of nefer hieroglyphs (meaning “good” or “beautiful”), offering vases, and floral petals. Traces of black remain on the wigs. The couple sit together on a bench with elegantly carved lion-paw feet.On the back of the chair in both sunken and raised relief are two scenes illustrating the ancient Egyptian ideal of affection and remembrance among family generations. In the upper register, Yuny and Renenutet receive offerings from their son; in the lower, Renenutet offers food and drink to her parents.
(Source: The Met Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Yuny and his wife Renenutet

19th Dynasty, New Kingdom

Ramesside Period

c.1294-1279 BC

These figures represent Yuny seated next to his wife Renenutet. Yuny, who lived in the city of Asyut, was a chief royal scribe and holder of many other offices, perhaps including that of physician. Additional inscriptions on the base of the statue further elaborate Yuny’s responsibilities. On the center fold of Yuny’s pleated skirt is an inscription that reads: “May everything that comes forth upon the offering table of [the god] … and all pure food that comes forth from the Great Enclosure [the temple complex at Heliopolis] be for the chief scribe, royal scribe of letters, Yuny, justified.”
Renenutet affectionately places her right arm around her husband’s shoulders. On the back of the statue she is described as a singer of Amun-Re. In her left hand, she holds by its metal counterweight a heavy bead necklace called a menat. Menat necklaces were ritual implements that were held in the hands and shaken like cymbals, especially in the service of the goddess Hathor, but also when entering the presence of other deities..
Appropriate to their high secular and religious positions, Yuny and Renenutet wear the elaborate wigs and fine linen attire fashionable in their time. Renenutet is adorned with a lotus fillet and a necklace called a broad collar. The beads are in the shape of nefer hieroglyphs (meaning “good” or “beautiful”), offering vases, and floral petals. Traces of black remain on the wigs. The couple sit together on a bench with elegantly carved lion-paw feet.
On the back of the chair in both sunken and raised relief are two scenes illustrating the ancient Egyptian ideal of affection and remembrance among family generations. In the upper register, Yuny and Renenutet receive offerings from their son; in the lower, Renenutet offers food and drink to her parents.

(Source: The Met Museum)

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September 30, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Head from a statue of Amenhotep I
18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
c.1525-1504 BC
King Amenhotep I, second ruler of Dynasty 18, made his own contributions toward the temple at Deir el-Bahri built by Mentuhotep II at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. Most notably, he endowed the processional way, along which the god Amun’s image was carried once a year toward Mentuhotep’s sanctuary, with a row of mummiform (Osiride) statues of himself. These statues are remarkable not only for their imposing original height of more than 2.5 meters (9 feet) but also for the individuality of their faces. This fragment of a face with a fleshy nose and split chin comes from an example of the series that is especially artistically refined: a true portrait of an individual person who was king of Egypt. Like some others in the group, the head shows signs that it was damaged in antiquity and later repaired with the help of a dovetail dowel.
(Source: The Met Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Head from a statue of Amenhotep I

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom

c.1525-1504 BC

King Amenhotep I, second ruler of Dynasty 18, made his own contributions toward the temple at Deir el-Bahri built by Mentuhotep II at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. Most notably, he endowed the processional way, along which the god Amun’s image was carried once a year toward Mentuhotep’s sanctuary, with a row of mummiform (Osiride) statues of himself. These statues are remarkable not only for their imposing original height of more than 2.5 meters (9 feet) but also for the individuality of their faces. This fragment of a face with a fleshy nose and split chin comes from an example of the series that is especially artistically refined: a true portrait of an individual person who was king of Egypt. Like some others in the group, the head shows signs that it was damaged in antiquity and later repaired with the help of a dovetail dowel.

(Source: The Met Museum)

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September 27, 2014
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Statues of Rameses III  
Mortuary Temple of Rameses III, Abu Simbel
Unknown photographer

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Statues of Rameses III  

Mortuary Temple of Rameses III, Abu Simbel

Unknown photographer

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September 25, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Portrait of an elderly man 
Portrait is made on sycomore wood. Material used is tempera. The man is flanked by Egyptian gods; on the right the god Horus and on the left the goddess Hathor. 38 cm high and 22.4cm wide ( 14 15/16 x 8 13/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, made in the Roman Period, around 250 AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Portrait of an elderly man 

Portrait is made on sycomore wood. Material used is tempera. The man is flanked by Egyptian gods; on the right the god Horus and on the left the goddess Hathor. 38 cm high and 22.4cm wide ( 14 15/16 x 8 13/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, made in the Roman Period, around 250 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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September 24, 2014

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September 20, 2014
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Schist head from a female Sphinx  12th Dynasty  Reign of Amenemhat II found at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, near Rome

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Schist head from a female Sphinx  12th Dynasty  Reign of Amenemhat II found at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, near Rome

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September 20, 2014
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A small head of a princess  Cairo Museum.

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A small head of a princess  Cairo Museum.

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September 20, 2014
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Limestone bust of Queen Ahmes-Merytamun  18th Dynasty  About 1550 B.C. From Thebes temple of Karnak

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Limestone bust of Queen Ahmes-Merytamun  18th Dynasty  About 1550 B.C. From Thebes temple of Karnak

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September 20, 2014
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Portrait bust of Queen Nefertiti 
from studio of Thutmose Amarna
New Kingdom c 1348-1335 BC

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Portrait bust of Queen Nefertiti
from studio of Thutmose Amarna
New Kingdom c 1348-1335 BC

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September 15, 2014
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Wife of Ka-Aper “Sheik el-Beled”  Wooden statue  Fifth Dynasty  Cairo Museum

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Wife of Ka-Aper “Sheik el-Beled”  Wooden statue  Fifth Dynasty  Cairo Museum

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September 15, 2014
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Head of Userkaf wearing the Deshret (Red Crown), recovered from his sun temple at Abu Gurob  2494 – 2487 B.C. Cairo Museum

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Head of Userkaf wearing the Deshret (Red Crown), recovered from his sun temple at Abu Gurob  2494 – 2487 B.C. Cairo Museum

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September 15, 2014
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King Men-Kau-Re and a Queen  circa 2551 - 2523 B.C.  Fourth Dynasty  From Giza  Graywacke  Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts

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King Men-Kau-Re and a Queen  circa 2551 - 2523 B.C.  Fourth Dynasty  From Giza  Graywacke  Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts

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September 14, 2014
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Benben stone (uppermost piece or capstone) from The Pyramidion of the Pharaoh Amenemhat III  12th Dynasty from Dashur  Cairo Museum

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Benben stone (uppermost piece or capstone) from The Pyramidion of the Pharaoh Amenemhat III  12th Dynasty from Dashur  Cairo Museum

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