Archive for the tag 'Ashmolean Museum'

West wall of the of the Shrine of King Taharqa
King Taharqa and the gods of Gamaten (the temple at Kawa). Taharqa offers a loaf, a necklace, a pectoral and a figure of Ma’at (symbol of cosmic order) to the ram-headed god Amun-Re. Behind god’s throne stand the goddesses Anukis Nethy, Satis and Anukis Ba.

North wall of [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 31st 2015

Greywacke lid of the sarcophagus of the Steward of the Treasury Ptahhotep, son of Horenpetnakht, inscribed with a text from the book of the Dead, Chapter 72.*

*From a sign board nest to the sarcophagus.

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 30th 2015

Granite gneiss ram of Amun
A figure of King Taharqa stands between the ram’s folded legs, symbolically placed under its divine protection.
From Temple T at Kawa, Late Period/Napatan, 25th Dynasty (about 680 BC).*

*From information plate next to the statue

11 Comments CherryPie on Mar 28th 2015

King Taharqa, ruler of Egypt and Kush, was the first Kushite pharaoh to be buried in a tomb at Nuri, cemetery of the captital city, Napata. During the Napatan Period, the adoption of pyramid tombs and objects such as shabtis reflect the extent of Egyptian influence on Napatan culture. The objects in this display were [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2015

After breakfast, where the correct amount of toast for three people was served, we set off for the Bodleian Library. On our way there we stopped off at the “Oxford University Press” bookshop. I am a fan of  their “Very Short Introductions – To Almost Everything” and I was in my element seeing the full [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2014