Ancient Egypt Art
Egypt: Temples of Abydos - Smit & Palarczyk
[EGYPT 29871] ’Seti in front of Ished tree at Abydos.’ This relief shows a kneeling Seti I presenting his jubilees to Ptah (who is just outside the frame of the picture). On the right we see Ra-Horakhty inscribing the name and the jubilees of the pharaoh on the leaves of the Ished tree. The Ished tree was a sacred tree of which it was thought that the gods wrote the name of the kings at coronation and jubilee festivals, to assure them that their names, and thus their lives, would be perpe...
[EGYPT 29865] ’Seti, Khonsu and Isis at Abydos.’ The west wall of the Second Hypostyle Hall of the Seti I Temple at Abydos is decorated with superb reliefs. Here we see a portion of wall that is located between the entrances of the Chapel of Amun-Ra and the Chapel of Osiris. On the left we see Khonsu giving Seti the breath of life, in the form of an “ankh” sign (symbolizing life) flanked by two “was” sceptres (symbols for prosperity). Khonsu is depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the crown of the full and the crescent moon. Khonsu was a protector and healer. On the right Isis caresses the king as a child. She says to him: “You are my son, you have come forth from me, I have nursed you, in order to be Ruler of the Two Lands.” Sitting in the lap of Isis, Seti has taken the role of Horus, Isis’ child. The niche in the centre of the picture at one time probably held a statue of Amun-Ra. The niche is decorated with a scene in which Seti anoints the brow of Amun-Ra with ointment. The niche could also have been used to store sacred scrolls pertaining to the rites which were performed in the adjoining chapel. As the lower part of the niche is without decorations a stash of scrolls wouldn’t have obscured the sacred images on its three walls. The lower register on each side of the niche is decorated with a series of Nile gods, kneeling, hermaphrodite personifications of Egyptian nomes (districts). Each figure is basically male, with the breasts of a woman (symbolizing fecundity), and on its head there is an emblem which indicates the name of the nome. The figures carry food and jars of wine and water which they present to the gods. On the right we see the Upper Egyptian nomes number 6 (with crocodile emblem, region of Dendera) and 7 (with sistrum emblem, region of Hiw). On the left we see the Upper Egyptian nomes number 3 (region near Esna) and 5 (with two falcons emblem, region of Qift). The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[EGYPT 29865] ’Seti, Khonsu and Isis at Abydos.’ The west wall of the Second Hypostyle Hall of the Seti I Temple at Abydos is decorated with superb reliefs. Here we see a portion of wall that is located between the entrances of the Chapel of Amun-Ra and the Chapel of Osiris. On the left we see Khonsu giving Seti the breath of life, in the form of an “ankh” sign (symbolizing life) flanked by two “was” sceptres (symbols for prosperity). Khonsu is depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the c...
Egypt: Temples of Abydos - Smit & Palarczyk
[EGYPT 29870] ’Seti in front of Ished tree at Abydos.’ This relief shows a kneeling Seti I presenting his jubilees to and enthroned Ptah. The jubilees are visualized by a figure of Heh, the god of eternity, depicted in a crouching position. He his holding a (leafless) palm stem in each hand, which symbolized long life to the Egyptians, the years being represented by the notches on the stem. Ptah, wearing his distinctive blue cap, is writing on a small table, which he holds in his lower ha...
Attributed to a painter of Group E | Terracotta amphora (jar) | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Terracotta amphora (jar) Attributed to a painter of Group E Period: Archaic Date: ca. 550 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm) diameter 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Classification: Vases
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED RHYTON CIRCA 340 B.C. Molded in the form of the head of a Laconian hound with a long tapering muzzle, three horizontal nose folds & incised whiskers, hand-modelled ears upright, eyes painted with white sclerae, orange irises & black pupils; bowl with a crouching Eros facing left, his wings behind him, a fan in his outstretched right hand, an alabastron in his lowered left; a band of dotted ovolo below, short vertical lines below the rim, palmettes on either side...
Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking) | Greek, South Italian, Apulian | Late Classical | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Terracotta rhyton (vase for libations or drinking) Period: Late Classical Date: ca. 350–300 B.C. Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian Medium: Terracotta; red-figure Dimensions: H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) The vase is in the form of a deer's head. On the cuff is a flying Nike.
Treasures of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden 002
Wall relief from the tomb of Merymery. Detail. Limestone. Sakkara. Dynasty 18. 1391-1353 B.C. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. Here you find a link to the website of the Museum: www.rmo.nl/english See also my list of best and worst museums in the world: www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059308291/ And here you find my list of best and worst museums in Holland: www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059604700/