Atlas of Egyptian Art by E. Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten Raven

By E. Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten Raven

This enchanted travel of Egyptian artwork by means of one among its early explorers is among the most pretty sleek works on historic Egyptian paintings. Prisse d'Avennes' huge paintings, first released in Paris over a ten-year interval among 1868 and 1878, comprises the single surviving list of many misplaced artifacts.

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The third and fifth were found in the tomb of Nebamun and Imiseba. The fourth is from the tomb of Neferhotep (see also p. 30). The sixth pattern copies a ceiling from the New Kingdom tomb of Neferronpet, also named Kenro, and the eighth pattern is now lost. CEILING PATTERNS; FLORAL DESIGNS (Necropolis ofThebes-18th &> 19th Dynasties) 31 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art Most of these ceiling patterns incorporate a floral motif as the main element. Left to right from top, patterns 1, 2, 4, and 5 are copied from the tomb of Nebamun and Imiseba; 2 and 5 decorate an architrave in this tomb.

It shows the king with all the emblems of royal power. " CARYATID PILLARS [SIC] OF THE TEMPLE OF RAMESSES III (Medinet Habu-20th Dynasty) 44 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art An impressive gateway, several stories high, marks the entrance to the Temple of Medinet Habu in western Thebes. In the upper stories, Ramesses III had personal rooms (not necessarily exclusively for women), decorated with wall reliefs. The floral friezes and relaxed poses of the king reveal the informal mood of the room.

It combines a wide range of different flowers and other plant forms in its design. The four examples in this plate show some of the many variations. CAPITALS FROM THE TEMPLES OF EDFU AND PHILAE (18th Dynasty) [sic] 24 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The plate shows a capital from the composite columns surrounding the birth house on the Island of Philae. It does not, however, show that the column is crowned by a second capital—the head of the goddess Hathor. The coloring presented here is a second layer; according to Prisse, the first layer showed blue leaves with green panicles.

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