Category: painting

A Girl with Flamingos

A Girl with Flamingos

Arthur Drummond (English, 1871-1951). Roy Miles Fine Paintings.

Inherkhau and his wife, Wab Inherkahu and his…

Inherkhau and his wife, Wab

Inherkahu and his wife seated, receiving offerings from their two sons, surrounded by four grandchildren, detail of a wall painting scene from the Tomb of Inherkhau (TT359). 

Inherkhau had the title (“Foreman of the Lord of the Two Lands in the Place of Truth”) during the reigns of Ramesses III and Ramesses IV.

New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes. 

Relief of MerytMeryt, wife of Sennefer, detail…

Relief of Meryt

Meryt, wife of Sennefer, detail of a wall painting

from the Tomb of Sennefer (TT96). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.

Doorway from Temple of Isis to temple called…

Doorway from Temple of Isis to temple called Bed of the Pharaohs

Island of Philae

by Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (German, 1808 – 1894)

Egyptian artifacts and vaseStill life with E…

Egyptian artifacts and vase

Still life with Egyptian artifacts and vase

David David Gallery, Philadelphia

The Mandore Player, c.1879Théobald Chartran …

The Mandore Player, c.1879

Théobald Chartran (French, 1849-1907)

“La joueuse de mandore” by Chartran was one of the artist’s occasional forays into sensual Orientalism, executed gracefully, with thoughtful coloring and facture, framed with meticulous detail.

Papyrus plant with twin Uraeus Part of Osiri…

Papyrus plant with twin Uraeus 

Part of Osiris shrine,

a representation of a sacred serpent as an emblem of supreme power, worn on the headdresses of ancient Egyptian deities and sovereigns, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Sennedjem (TT1). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

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

Mummy of Nesmin (detail of Anubis on feet)

Mummy of Nesmin (detail of Anubis on feet)

The one who belongs to the god Min. Nesmin was a priest for Min in Akhmim, his father Djedhor was also a priest and his mother Tadiaset a musician. He suffered from arthritis and died as a middle-aged man. He has a wadjet eye on his forehead, an amulet representing the god Thoth on each wrist and symmetrically arranged amulets on his torso. 

From Akhmim, Maspero excavations 1885-86. Ptolemaic Period, ca. 200-30 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Death of Cleopatra, 1841 (oil on canvas)…

The Death of Cleopatra, 1841 (oil on canvas)

German von Bohn (German, 1812-1899)

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes