Category: art

Female figure with showy ornamental headdres…

Female figure with showy ornamental headdress, probably depicting Hathor-Aphrodite for domestic worship (terracotta with traces of color, height 18 cm). Roman Period, ca. 30-313 AD.

Now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin.

The great golden face mask of the pharaoh Tuta…

The great golden face mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1332-1323 BC), one of the most iconic treasure of Ancient Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Model libation vase This example of a mod…

Model libation vase

This example of a model vase, made of blue faience is in good condition. It stands 5.1 cm high and there is a shallow indentation at the top.

Model libation (hes) vases were standard items of equipment in the royal tombs of the New Kingdom at Thebes, though there is no evidence to suggest that the present example, excellent in quality and elegant in form, originates from that location. It must, however, have been part of the funerary furnishings of a person of rank.

Reign of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1350 BC. Now in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA.

Cinerary Urn (glazed pottery). Roman Period,…

Cinerary Urn (glazed pottery). Roman Period,

1st/2nd century AD

Detroit Institute of Arts

historyfilia: View of a Fountain with an Obeli…

historyfilia:

View of a Fountain with an Obelisk and the Ruins of an Aqueduct

– Hubert Robert

Detail of the lid of an unguent cosmetic jar…

Detail of the lid of an unguent cosmetic jar topped with a recumbent lioness laying along the lid with its tongue hanging out (alabaster).

Decorated using blue paint on the eyes, ears, nose, claws, eyebrows and the tip of the tail, the lioness is laying with its left paw on its right and it’s pink-stained ivory tongue hanging out. A burial artifact from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Photo: Robert Harding

Detail of the lid of an unguent cosmetic jar…

Detail of the lid of an unguent cosmetic jar topped with a recumbent lioness laying along the lid with its tongue hanging out (alabaster).

Decorated using blue paint on the eyes, ears, nose, claws, eyebrows and the tip of the tail, the lioness is laying with its left paw on its right and it’s pink-stained ivory tongue hanging out. A burial artifact from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Photo: Robert Harding

Ruins of the Temple of Hermopolis, 1809 (wate…

Ruins of the Temple of Hermopolis,

1809 (watercolour)

Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (French, 1747-1825)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ruins of the Temple of Hermopolis, 1809 (wate…

Ruins of the Temple of Hermopolis,

1809 (watercolour)

Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (French, 1747-1825)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fragment of a tile with Nilotic plants inclu…

Fragment of a tile with Nilotic plants including lotus fruits

(mosaic glass), from Ihnasya (Heracleopolis Magna), Middle Egypt, 1st century BC – 1st century AD. Now in the Ashmolean Museum.