Ancient Egyptian decoration, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Ancient Egyptian decoration, (1898). Examples of architecture and painting from Ancient Egypt: 'Fig 1: Painted relief-figure from a column of the temple at Denderah. Figs 2 and 3: Paintings from mummy-cases. Figs 4 and 5: From a mummy-case in the Louvre, Paris. Fig 6: Painted border from a sarcophagus. Fig 7: Border from a mummy-case. British Museum, London. Fig 8: Ornament on wooden sarcophagus. London. Fig 9: Border on a mummy-case. British Museum. Fig 10: Portion of a collar. London. Fig 11: Painting on a sarcophagus. London'. Plate 1 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]
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The curtain box from the burial of queen Hetepheres, wife of king Sneferu and mother of Cheops
The curtain box from the burial of queen Hetepheres, wife of king Sneferu and mother of Cheops. Against the gold background the name of the king is highlighted in white within the name-ring. To left and right the vulture-goddess Nekhbet and the cobra-goddess Wadjyt offer the shen-ring to the king. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty 2600-2500BC. Material/ Size: Wood gilded with gold copper, silver, faience and ebony 18.5 x 21.5 x 157.5 cm Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo . Location: 39.
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Akhenaten and Nefertiti under the rays of the Aten, Ancient Egyptian, Amarna period, c1350-1334 BC
Akhenaten and Nefertiti under the rays of the Aten, Ancient Egyptian, Amarna period, c1350-1334 BC. A painted limestone sunken relief from the facade of a shrine showing the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Queen, Nefertiti, offering libations to Aten, the sun god. During the Amarna period shrines in the form of pylons were placed in private houses to serve as altars for the cult of the royal family and the god Aten. This example was discovered in the house of Paneshy at Amarna. From the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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