By E. Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten Raven
This enchanted journey of Egyptian artwork via one among its early explorers is among the most pretty sleek works on historical Egyptian artwork. Prisse d'Avennes' enormous paintings, first released in Paris over a ten-year interval among 1868 and 1878, contains the one surviving list of many misplaced artifacts.
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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. The third is from the tomb of Neferhotep (see p.
The statues were badly damaged when the temple was converted into a church. To execute this study, Prisse collected various surviving parts from the seven statues and reconstructed one in its entirety. 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.
Six plates appear herein with his name (see also "Between Facts and Fiction," pp. v-x). CEILING PATTERNS (Memphis & Thebes-26th Dynasty) 34 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture The vulture, often painted on ceilings of temple gateways, may also appear in a tomb as did the vultures in the pattern above from the tomb of Bekenrenef (see also p. 34). Below, the pattern is a combination of vultures from two gateways in Philae: from the reigns of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II above, and Nectanebo X below. The geese center are from the New Kingdom tomb of Nebamun and Imiseba.