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Angela Palmisano

Standing limestone statuette of a king, probably Akhenaten, wearing the Blue Crown. Traces of gold leaf on uraeus, necklace, and kilt. Date Created: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Type: Sculpture Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period Place excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
This wine flagon from the Mycenaean period dates from the 14th century BC. It is made of pottery, covered with a slip that takes on a reddish-brown colour. The decorations swirl elegantly over the surface, so that the flagon appears to display a certain tension. Kinetic elements are common in Mycenaean art. It is also interesting that this flagon was found at a site in Egypt. The Mycenaeans are known to have plied a great deal of trade with Ancient Egypt. The formal language of the Mycenaeans was sometimes adopted in Egyptian art, for instance in glass and faience. Date Created: 1475 BC - 1450 BC Afmetingen: 28.9 cm ; ø 21.3 cm Datering: 1475-1450 v.C.
This Romano-Egyptian mummy combines the millennia-old Egyptian tradition of mummification of the dead with the Roman tradition of individualized portraiture. The blending of these two traditions was characteristic of the ethnically and culturally diverse population of the Roman province of Egypt. The painted mummy portrait depicts a young man. Unlike most mummy portraits, no clothing is visible on the man's shoulders. Scholars do not agree on how to interpret the small but significant number of mummy portraits depicting nude men. Some scholars interpret them as youths who have become ephebes, with the nudity signaling their age and social status. Some portraits, however, like this one, show older men. Other scholars believe that nudity is a religious rather than social statement. If so, then the men and youths would be initiates in the cult of Isis who are shown naked to symbolize their rebirth. This portrait is unusual in that the linear hatching the artist used to create shadows is characteristic of tempera painting, not encaustic. The gilded wreath and background were added to the painting when it was cut down and bound in the mummy wrappings. This mummy is one of a small group wrapped in characteristic red shrouds. In Egyptian religion, red was associated with life and regeneration. Symbols connected with Egyptian funerary ritual cover the length of the body.
Egyptian faience Seti I was the father of Ramesses II "the Great" and had the largest and most spectacular tomb in the Valley of the Kings.When it was first discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni, many fragments of the original contents were found including a number of beautiful faience shabti figures. Albany
Limestone Accession number: 80.113 Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 3 1/16 in. (42.8 x 30 x 7.7 cm) Dynasty: XX Dynasty Period: New Kingdom Place found: Dayr al-Madinah
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