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Flutist in Kheruef's tomb at Luxor.'This relief detail in the tomb of Kheruef shows a flutist who performs on the occasion of the First Jubilee (heb sed) festival of Amenhotep III, whose cartouche can be seen at the top of the picture. Kheruef was steward of Queen Tiy, the wife of Amenhotep III, and played an important role during festivals.His (unfinished) tomb (TT 192) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor
’Libation in Nefertem-Ptah-Sokar Hall at Abydos’. The north wall of the Nefertem-Ptah-Sokar Hall in the Seti I Temple at Abydos is decorated with a relief in limestone which shows pharaoh Seti pouring a libation on lotus flowers (and burning incense) in front of Sokar (who is outside the frame of this picture). The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Paul Smit.
[EGYPT 29395] 'Gazelle in Ankhhor's tomb at Luxor.' This gazelle, wearing a lotus flower around its neck, is part of the reliefs that adorn the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor. Ankhhor was a high official during the reigns of Psammetichus II and Apries.(26th dynasty. His tomb (TT 414) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. It is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles". Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.
The glass was known to the #ancient #Egyptians who used it in #Tutankhamen's scarab pendant (see below) and who called it "the Rock of God"; while according to some sources it was even known to prehistoric wo-man as it was used for palaeolithic tools, such as sharp blades, dating to about 10,000 years ago.
[EGYPT 29599] 'Horus in Dendera.' A relief in the Hathor Temple at Dendera shows Horus of Edfu, sitting on a throne and wearing the combined crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. The relief is located on the (interior) eastern wall of the outer hypostyle hall of the temple and dates from the first century AD. Photo Paul Smit.
Retna, the 31-year-old artist from Los Angeles. Retna, whose real name is Marquis Lewis, comes from a graffiti background. Over the past few years Retna has been known less for his graffiti pieces than a unique written language derived from various ancient scripts. IT DRAWS ON EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS, AND MAYAN GLYPHS, AS WELL AS MEXICAN AND PRE-COLUMBIAN HERITAGE.