June 29
Ancient Egypt: Old & Middle Kingdoms

 

 

 

Predynastic Period

 

The Palette of King Narmer. c. 2950 - 2775 BCE. Slate, height 25".
http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/farberas/arth/Images/109images/egyptian/narmer.jpg

 

 

 

other Predynastic Egyptian palettes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowns of Egypt - a) White Crown of Upper Egypt (the South),
b) Red Crown of Lower Egypt (the North),
c) Double Crown of Unified Egypt
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zBwAaY7HSjc/TK2urnNe2gI/AAAAAAAAAC0/_sLoFQiW4No/s1600/egypt+crowns.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait Panel of Hesy-ra. c. 2600 BCE. Wood, height 45".

Old Kingdom Standard Grid - Egyptian Canon of Proportions
http://www.flickr.com/photos/no_absolutes/3940467025/sizes/z/in/photostream/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mummy believed to be that of King Ramses I, c. 1185.
http://www.theage.com.au/ftimages/2003/10/28/1067233152486.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye of Horus from King Tut's Tomb
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/ancient/enlarge/eye-of-horus.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weighing of the Heart and the Judgement of Osiris, from the Book of the Dead of Hunerer.
1285 BC. Painted papyrus, height 15 5/8".

http://hollyduke.blog.163.com/blog/static/510156420112434620821/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fragment of a wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun, c. 1350 BCE.