Thursday, February 18, 2016
Julia went out early to put the trash out, and called to me, "Come see this amazing sunrise!" I didn't bother hunting for shoes. I ran back for the camera.
An Amazing Sunrise!
What's more, in the opposite direction, we saw a rainbow:
I finally got the overhauling of my Egyptian photo gallery from the Brooklyn Museum done. And OH!, it was so badly needed. For nearly eight years, I've had the wrong info on a couple of pieces. No doubt when I'd first linked to the museum website, there was no image to prove me wrong. But no, this clearly WASN'T a "sculptor's model". Fortunately, I can read enough hieroglyphs now to recognize Khonsu and took to the museum website using "Khonsu" as the search term. Viola! I now have the right info!
Relief with Deities and High Priestess
Sandstone, 28 9/16 x 27 3/16 x 2 3/16 in. (72.5 x 69 x 5.5 cm)
Egyptian, ca. 710-670 B.C.E.
Brooklyn #87.184.1, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photos © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
From the (museum website):
"The relief on the right depicts the God's Wife of Amun Amunirdis I, making an offering of Ma'at to the god Amun-Re. Behind Amun-Re stands Khonsu, his son by his chief consort Mut. These three divinities comprise the divine family of the Theban region.
"The relief on the left shows Amun-Re and Mut. Because the two scenes are comparable though reversed, it seems likely that Amun-Re and Mut faced another God's Wife of Amun. The shallow sunk relief and the treatment of the faces are typical of Twenty-fifth Dynasty reliefs found on the small chapels in Thebes."
Amunirdis is also featured in a relief at Chicago's Oriental Museum:
Amun's Wife Amunirdis
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