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[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 c...
[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...
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) 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.
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/