Reserve Head" from Giza, c. 2550 BCE...Reserve Head" from Giza, c. 2550 BCE...
Eye makeup was probably th...Eye makeup
Eye makeup was probably the most characteristic of the Egyptian cosmetics. The most popular colors were green and black. The green was originally made from malachite, an oxide of copper. In the Old Kingdom it was applied liberally from the eyebrow to the base of the nose. In the Middle...
This is an attembt to imagine how Nefert...This is an attembt to imagine how Nefertiti might look like by bringing together her famouse bust and the other facinating figure found in Amarna ....
Beloved Mother of Tutankhamu...Kiya
Beloved Mother of Tutankhamun?
Kiya was a lesser ranked wife of Akhenaten, often known as 'The Favourite' and also 'Greatly Beloved Wife' - there were many representations of her at Amarna, where she is thought to have held considerable power. Kiya is thought to have been a foreign pr...
A DIFERRENT AKHENATON .
Another, ve...A DIFERRENT AKHENATON .
Another, very different, image of Akhenaten. This was carved later in his reign and shows an almost sad person, to my eye. He once sat next to Queen Nefertiti, whose arm still wraps around his back.
When the tomb o...Tutankhamun's Perfume
When the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun was opened, among the luxurious contents found within were various beautifully crafted jars and containers. To the excitement of the excavators, one particular jar was discovered to contain a perfumed unguent, still radiantly fr...
Arguably, to those ...Queen Nefertiti
Arguably, to those who are not very involved in the study of ancient Egypt, Queen Nefertiti is perhaps better known than her husband, the heretic king Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). It is said that even in the ancient world, her beauty was famous, and her famous statue, found in a sc...
This touching little statuette of Akhena...This touching little statuette of Akhenaten and Nefertiti is probably from a domestic shrine in Akhetaten. The King and Queen are sweetly holding hands. It is from somewhat later in their reign.
Painted limestone, height 22.2 cm
Image source: Lawrence M. Berman, Bernadette Letellier, Pharaohs:...
This bronze statuette, with traces of go...This bronze statuette, with traces of gold, depicts Tutankhamun (ruled 1332-1322 B.C.), a successor of Akhenaten. The heavy hips and thighs, bodily curves, and elongated facial features indicate that the statuette was created during a period of time when Amarna styles still influenced artists and cr...
Art style known as Amarna Ar...Amarna art
Art style known as Amarna Art was a style of art that was adopted in the Amarna Period (i.e. during and just after the reign of Akhenaten in the late Eighteenth Dynasty), and is noticeably different from more conventional Egyptian art styles.
It is characterized by a sense of movement...
( In photo relief showing you...Education
( In photo relief showing young scribes at work .)
The ears of a boy are on his back,
He hears only when he is beaten.
he Ancient Egyptians had schools but these were exclusively for males who were in training to be scribes and officials for the priesthood or civ...
Reconstruction of a Model of a Temple Ga...Reconstruction of a Model of a Temple Gateway. Produced for the Brooklyn Museum by Albert Fehrenbacher. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.228
This reconstruction was worked up from the early Nineteenth Dynasty base of a model temple gateway in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (...
Coffin of Mayet. Egypt, from Deir el Bah...Coffin of Mayet. Egypt, from Deir el Bahri in Thebes, excavated in the Funerary Temple of Mentuhotep II by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, early in the reign of Mentuhotep II, circa 2008?1957 B.C. Wood, painted, 16 15/16 x 15 1/2 x 71 3/4 in. (4...
Head of an Egyptian Official
The ...Head of an Egyptian Official
The Brooklyn Black Head. Egypt, provenance unknown, reportedly from Memphis. Ptolemaic Period, first century B.C. Diorite, 16 5/16 x 11 3/16 x 13 7/8 in. (41.4 x 28.5 x 35.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.30
During the Ptolemaic Period (33...
U.S. Museum to Return Ramses I Mummy to ...U.S. Museum to Return Ramses I Mummy to Egypt
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A 3,000-year-old mummy that many scholars believe is ancient Egypt's King Ramses I is the star attraction of an exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta Secrets of The Mummy Road Show Unraveled
Senwosret III. Egypt, from Hierakonpolis...Senwosret III. Egypt, from Hierakonpolis. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret III, circa 1836?1818 B.C. Black granite, 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm) high; base: 7 1/2 x 13 11/16 in. (19 x 34.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.1
Senwosret III, one of the most powerful kings ...
Mummy Case of Nespanetjerenpere. Egypt, ...Mummy Case of Nespanetjerenpere. Egypt, probably from Thebes. Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 to early Dynasty 25, circa 945?712 B.C. Cartonnage (linen or papyrus mixed with plaster), paint, glass and lapis lazuli on inlaid eyes and eyebrows, 69 3/4 in. (177 cm.) high. Brooklyn Museum, Charles...
Kneeling Senenmut. Egypt, from Armant. N...Kneeling Senenmut. Egypt, from Armant. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, circa 1478/72?1458 B.C. Gray granite, 18 9/16 x 6 7/8 in. (47.2 x 17.4 cm); base: 6 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 11 9/16 in. (17.2 x 7.5 x 29.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.68
Reliefs from the Tomb of the Vizier Nesp...Reliefs from the Tomb of the Vizier Nespeqashuty (detail). Egypt, from Deir el Bahri in Thebes, tomb 312. Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Psamtik I, circa 664?610 B.C. Limestone, red paint; left section: 30 5/16 x 29 1/8 in. (77 x 74 cm); middle section: 60 5/8 x 184 1/4 (154 x 468 cm); right sect...
Meketre's Weaving and Textile Workshop
...Meketre's Weaving and Textile Workshop
In this model from the collection of Meketre, which shows a weaving workshop, a group of women are preparing the flax for spinning, and then weaving it on two horizontal looms.
Some of the women are squatting, weaving the linen on their looms. Others are ...
Block Statue of Senwosret-senebnefny. Eg...Block Statue of Senwosret-senebnefny. Egypt, exact provenance not known. Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12, circa 1836?1759 B.C. Quartzite, 27 x 16 1/2 x 19 in. (68.6 x 41.9 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.602
Block statues show their subjects (almost always male) seated...
The Wilbour Plaque. Egypt, presumably fr...The Wilbour Plaque. Egypt, presumably from Akhetaten ("Horizon of the Aten"), modern Amarna. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, probably late in his reign, circa 1353?1336 B.C. Limestone, 6 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 1 5/8 in. (15.7 x 22.1 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Charles Ed...
NY_KA_ RA FAMILY
Nykara Seated with...NY_KA_ RA FAMILY
Nykara Seated with His Wife and Son. Egypt, probably from Saqqara. Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, circa 2455?2350 B.C. Limestone, painted, 22 5/8 x 14 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (57.5 x 36.8 x 27.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.215
This family statue depicts Nykar...
And I will say to Ptah, Lord of Truth:
...And I will say to Ptah, Lord of Truth:
"Give me my fair one tonight."
The river is like wine.
The god Ptah is its tuft of reeds,
The goddess Sekhmet is its bouquet of flowers,
The goddess Yadyt is its water lily bud,
The god Nefertem is its opened water lily.
My love will be happy!
The dawn ...