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Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess by Georg Ebers.

Egyptian Princess costume. Georg Ebers.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

SO she raised her hands to the great and glorious sun, who with his golden, sword-like rays was just dispersing the mists that hung over the Euphrates, and opened her lips to sing her newly-learned hymns in praise of Mithras; but her voice failed her-instead of Mithras she could only see her own great Ra, the god she had so often worshipped in Egypt, and instead of a Magian hymn could only sing the one with which the Egyptian priests are accustomed to greet the rising sun. Continue reading

Ancient Egypt princely chariot at Tell el-Amarna.

Ancient Egypt chariot. Egyptian costumes and weapons.

Chariot relating to a prince.

Ancient Egypt princely chariot, Tell el-Amarna.

Chariot relating to a prince. (Tell el-Amarna – 18th dynasty.)  Tell el-Amarna, often known simply as Amarna, is an archaeological site on the east bank of the Nile in Middle Egypt, in the province of Al-Minya. It is located about 312 kilometers south of Cairo. With Amarna usually the nearby ruins of the ancient Egyptian capital of King Akhenaten be referred. The place is eponymous for a period of the late 18th dynasty, which is called the Amarna period. The ancient name of the place was Akhetaten (‘Horizon of the Aten “), the actual city probably bore the name of the main temple Per Aton (” House of the Aton “). The artists of Amarna led painting, sculpture and relief art to an unprecedented flowering, with extremely lively, at times even caricaturing, scenes from daily life and a human representation also the royal couple Akhenaten and Nefertiti, in contrast to the solidified abstract and typed archaic art Egypt stood. The art of this period is therefore referred to as the “Amarna art“. Actually Akhetaten was no capital in the modern sense as Memphis or Thebes, but essentially a royal residence and religious center. Due to the use of so-called talatat the construction of the city took about three years. The talatat were specific building material for the Amarna period. They have a standard size of about 27 x 27 x 54 cm (ie ½ x ½ x 1 Egyptian cubit). The comparatively small size facilitated the rapid construction of temples, but also the subsequent demolition of these buildings. The talatat were later sought-after building material, particularly for foundations and fillings of bivalve walls and temple pylons. The city existed only for a short time. After Akhenaten’s death, the Court of King Tutankhamen moved to the ancient capital of Memphis and Akhetaten was then never resettled on a large scale.

Sculpture: Char princier (Tell el-Amarna – XVIIIe. dynastie).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt. Back of hunting. Necropolis of Thebes.

Ancient Egypt costume and hairstyle. Hunter painting at Necropolis of Thebes.

Back of hunting. Necropolis of Thebes.

Ancient Egypt. Back of hunting. Necropolis of Thebes.

Painting: Back of hunting (Necropolis of Thebes – 17th dynasty.) Thebes (ancient Egyptian New Kingdom Waset, otherwise also: Niut or Niut-reset) was an ancient Egyptian city located on the Nile in Upper Egypt, which in Homer’s Iliad (9 singing, verse 383) called the Thebes of the Hundred Gates; not to be confused with the Greek Thebes in Boeotia as the city of the seven gates, referred by Homer in the Odyssey (11 song, verse 263). The Necropolis of Thebes is located on the west bank of the Nile, were all pharaohs of the New Kingdom, with the exception of Akhenaten, buried. In the ancient Egyptian royal city of Thebes was also the famous Luxor temple district formerly known as the Ipet reset.

Peinture: Retour de la chasse (Nécropole de Thèbes – XVIIe. dynastie)
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt boat hunter from Beni Hasan

Ancient Egypt costume and hairstyle. Hunter from Beni Hasan.

Return of the boat hunter

Ancient Egypt boat hunter from Beni Hasan.

Painting: Return of the boat hunter (Beni Hasan – 12th Dynasty.). Beni Hasan, also written Beni Hassan (Arabic بني حسن Bani Hasan) is the name of two places in Middle Egypt, located about 20 kilometers south of al-Minya on the east bank of the Nile. In the area of Beni Hasan al-qadim are dead cities from almost all ancient Egyptian eras. Particularly well known are the 39 rock tombs of Beni Hasan from the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, where the princes of the “Gazelle Gau” were buried. About five kilometers south of the rock tombs we find the temple Speos Artemidos. The ancient Egyptian queen (Pharaoh) Hatshepsut had built it for the lion goddess Pachet. At the temple there is also located a cat cemetery and a late time necropolis.

Peinture: Retour du chasseur en barque (Béni-Haçen – XIIe. dynastie).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt native of Punt 17th dynasty

Ancient Egypt costume. Native of Punt. Egyptian hairstyles.

Native of Punt.

Ancient Egypt costume. Native of Punt.

Painting: Native of Punt (Thebes: El-Assacif – 17th dynasty.). Punt was a land of gold, whose name evidenced by ancient Egyptian inscriptions. Another name for the region was “Ta Netjer” (“God’s Country”) as a tribute to the goddess Hathor. There are only guesses, which present town was meant. The Egyptians imported from Punt probably since the 3rd millennium BC.  incense, ebony, ivory, gold, eyeshadow, silver, salt, monkeys, dogs, panther skins and ostrich feathers and eggs. From representations in Egyptian inscriptions indicate that Punt was located east of Egypt at the sea.

Peinture: Indigène du pays de pount (Thèbes: El-Assacif – XVIIe. dynastie).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Hairstyles from various periods

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Sculpture: Types & portraits (senior officials from various periods).

Sculpture: Types & portraits (hauts-fonctionnaires de diverses époques).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt headdresses of ladies of various epochs.

Ancient Egypt headdresses of ladies of various epochs.

Sculpture: Types & portraits (ladies of various epochs).

Ancient Egypt headdresses of ladies of different epochs.

Sculpture: Types & portraits (ladies of various ages).

Sculpture: Types & portraits (dames de diverses époques).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.

Ancient Egypt Player of mandore. Necropolis of Thebes.

Ancient Egypt costume. Player of mandore.

Player of mandore.

Ancient Egypt Player of mandore.

Painting: Player of mandore (Necropolis of Thebes. – Eighteenth Dynasty.).

Peinture: Joueuse de mandore (Nécrolpole de Thèbes – XVIIIe. dynastie).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.