2014/10/05

Tutankhamun offerings to the gods

A fragment of a sandstone relief depicting Tutankhamun presenting offerings to the gods, wearing the blue khepresh or battle crown.

His titles are carved before him but the name has been partially defaced and replaced by those of his successor, Horemheb.

Tutankhamun offerings to the gods


Geese of Meidum

This part of a wall painting was found in the mastaba of Nefermaat and his wife, Itet, at Meidum where it decorated the lower part of one of the walls in the passage leading to Itet's chapel.

The colors used here derived from natural materials: white from limestone, red from hematite, green from malachite. These materials were mixed with egg white.

Geese of Meidum


The panel shows three pairs of geese that are feeding on the grass. Three of them are looking to the right side, while the others are looking to the left side in a symmetrical arrangement.

The artist cleverly closed the scene off on both sides with two geese bending their heads down to pick up the grain from the grass.