Category: illustration

Nubian Tribute

Nubian Tribute

Nubian chiefs bringing presents to the King of Egypt, copy of an Ancient Egyptian wall painting from the Tomb of Amenhotep called Huy (TT40), Thebes, Viceroy of Kush under Tutankhamun.

Lithography from ‘The History of Mankind’, Vol.III, by Prof. Friedrich Ratzel, 1898

Doctor treating a child in ancient Egypt

Doctor treating a child in ancient Egypt

Illustration by Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)

Semna South Fort Egyptian soldiers question a…

Semna South Fort

Egyptian soldiers question a merchant below Semna south fort.

As a 12th Dynasty fort, Semna South is one of 17 Middle Kingdom Egyptian forts in Nubia built for the purpose of controlling trade traffic along the Nile. The Egyptian state placed great importance on control of Nubia and its goods.

Thus, forts were built along the Nile to protect the waterway from nomadic tribes and to facilitate the flow of Nubian goods into Egypt.

Illustration by

Herbert M. Herget (American, 1885-1950).

Ammon

Ammon

Illustration for A Young Macedonian in the army of Alexander the Great by Alfred J Church (Seeley, 1890).

Ramesses II of Egypt Pharoah Ramesses II of…

Ramesses II of Egypt

Pharoah Ramesses II of Egypt and his lions.

Illustration by Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)

Sculptors working on a statue Ancient Egyptia…

Sculptors working on a statue

Ancient Egyptian sculptors carving and polishing a stone statue, from ‘Les arts méconnus : les nouveaux musées du Trocadéro’. Illustration by Émile Soldi, (Paris, 1881).

A Berber Playing the Kissar to Women of the …

A Berber Playing the Kissar to Women of the Same Tribe

In Oriental album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile (1848), with descriptive letter-press by James Augustus St. John, illustrated from designs taken on the spot by Émile Prisse d’Avennes – Wellcome Collection

Hunter returning

Hunter returning

Illustration by Émile Prisse d’Avennes (1807-1879), from Histoire de l’art égyptien (1878). Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

The Mummification Process

The Mummification Process

Historical artwork of ancient Egyptians embalming (mummifying) a body. After death the ancient Egyptians would immerse the body in bicarbonate of soda, inject the arteries with balsams, and remove the contents of the torso and replace them with bituminous and aromatic substances. Finally the body was wrapped in cloths (as seen here). When a pharaoh was mummified a death mask (center left) made of gold and lapis lazuli was also made and placed on the mummy’s head. The process was done to preserve the body. This kept a person’s life-force intact according to Egyptian belief.

Illustration by: Christian Jegou

Mandore player from Histoire de l’art égypti…

Mandore player from Histoire de l’art égyptien (1878) by Émile Prisse d’Avennes (1807-1879). Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.