Category: ancient egypt

met-egyptian-art: Worker Shabti of Henettawy ©…

met-egyptian-art:

Worker Shabti of Henettawy ©, Daughter of Isetemkheb, Egyptian Art

Medium: Faience

Rogers Fund, 1925
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/591778

Bust of Queen Nefertiti from Amarna, circa 1…

Bust of Queen Nefertiti from Amarna, circa 1345 BC.

Neues Museum, Berlin.

Wellcome Museum Material: Wigmore Street, show…

Wellcome Museum Material: Wigmore Street, showcase in Statury Hall: Egyptian Medicine. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (London).

Relief depicting gods Anubis and Thoth, detail…

Relief depicting gods Anubis and Thoth, detail from stone sarcophagus of Psusennes I.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

spiritsdancinginthenight: Father & SonKing…

spiritsdancinginthenight:

Father & Son
King
Khakaure

Senwosret III (r.
1878 – 1839 B.C.) and King Amenemhat III (r.

1860 – 1814 B.C.E.) of Egypt.
Images taken from the book, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 1936.

ancientorigins:

ancientorigins:

Unfinished obelisk in Egypt. 1500 BC

grandegyptianmuseum: Columns in the Hypostyle …

grandegyptianmuseum:

Columns in the Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Horus at Edfu

met-egyptian-art: Bowl, Egyptian ArtMedium: An…

met-egyptian-art:

Bowl, Egyptian Art

Medium: Anhydrite

Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1904
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/555809

Mummy of Prince Amenemhat before Unwrapping,…

Mummy of Prince Amenemhat before Unwrapping, 1919, by Ambrose Lansing

Immediately after World War I, before the excavation staff could be reassembled for a full-scale field season, Ambrose Lansing conducted the Museum’s excavations at Thebes. While his work¬men were clearing at the edge of the cliffs south of Deir el-Bahari, they uncovered a child’s coffin. The mummy inside belonged to a prince Amenemhat, who had lived in the early Eighteenth Dynasty. The openwork pectoral, carved from a thin piece of wood, depicts Amenhotep I (ca. 1500 B.C.), who may have been the child’s father, smiting the enemies of Egypt.

Prince Amenemhat is perfectly bound in linen and adorned with the image and cartouche of Amenhotep I—wrapped and labeled for safe passage to the afterlife. Lansing photographed the mummy in a softer, less clinical manner than is evident in many of Burton’s photographs, placing it against a backdrop of linen similar to the wrapping itself. In addition, Lansing has lifted the mummy slightly so that light passes below, helping to define its right edge and, more expressively, suggesting lightness and levitation. 

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

Colossi of Memnon, Theban Necropolis, by Eliot…

Colossi of Memnon, Theban Necropolis, by Eliot Elisofon, 1965