Tag Archives: Egyptian

Ceramics, sculptures and visual art – from antiquity to contemporary

 

 

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Exploring light on the Full Moon

 

Moon over bridge - Photo by Birgitta Sjostedt - flickr

Moon over bridge – Photo by Birgitta Sjostedt – flickr

 

 

 

Steven Forbes deSoule – Raku with lush hues

 

 

‘Space Rock Monolith’raku sculpture – Steven Forbes

‘Space Rock Monolith’ – Steven Forbes

 

 

 

Diversity of clay designs – South Africa

 

 

Helen-Vaughan three ceramic vessels

Helen Vaughn

 

 

 

Dream-Box-'spring-celebration'-by-Catherine-Brennon.

Dream Box ‘spring-celebration’ by Catherine Brennon.

 

 

Fashion and Clay – Belgium, USA

 

Fashion and Clay – Belgium, USA

 

 

Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics

 

 

raku lady in baggy red pants hopping by Roger Capron

‘Hopping’ – Roger Capron

 

 

Contemporary sculptural busts

 

 

figurative sculpture bust of a woman

Marnie Gable

 

 

Gil Bruvel – ‘Flowing’

 

Futuristic utopian fashion innovations

 

outfit by japanese designer Yojira Kake

Yojiro Kake Design for The Creatures Factory

 

 

Encounter with a mystical spider

 

Goyin-Silveira spider motif olla vessel

Spider motif olla – Goyin Silveira

 

 

Contemporary clayartist concepts

 

 

Accretion jungle of vessels – Haas Brothers

Haas Brothers

 

Andrea & John Gill – decorative ceramic art

 

 

Andrea-Gill-ceramic-figural-vase

 

 

 

Aussie sculptural landscape

 

‘Returning to Whole’ – Astra Parker

 

 

The ceramic recreations of Munemi Yorigami

 

 

torso-in-hexagonal abstract sculpture by Yorigami Munemi

‘Torso in Hexagonal’ – Munemi Yorigami

 

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Munemi Yorigami

 

 

 

Elegant Design Nuance of Art Nouveau

 

 

art-nouveau

 

 

Art of the Buddha:

 

 

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Fairy cave temple, Keelung

 

 

Shino Glaze Diversity – Adam Whatley

 

 

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Gilded cosmic gyrations of Lina Viktor

 

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Golden disks, orbs and triangles arranged with an array of sacred precision, iconography and Egyptian art deco geometries, boldly infused with electric blues, white and black to conjure a transcendent whole.

 

 

Street Cred Visuals

 

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Photographer Rui Palha, Portugal

 

 

 

Mixed Media Ceramic – 2D and 3D

 

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Catherine White

 

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Nancy Selvin

 

 

 

Intriguing Artifacts of the Ancients

 

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Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation into with an omphalos (sacred navel) in between.

Louvre

 

 

 

Interior Design deliberations

 cattelan-italia-globus-glass-coffee-table

 

 

Clays enlightened – contemporary, quirky, surreal

 

Joe-Lawrence Two ceramic fisherman busts

Joe Lawrence

 

Japanese Geisha’s tradition in art

 

Japanese-Geishas-art

 

 

 

 

Russell Ackerman Lancaster potter

 

Echo-of-Deco-Art-Deco-Inspired-Hand-Thrown-Hand-Painted-Geometric-Vase-1-1

‘Echo Of Deco’ – art deco inspired vase

 

 

Daily Pottery Art Feed extended

 

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Regular pottery updates

 

 

Amazing Octopus Art

 

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Scott Musgrove Octolamp

 

The Art Explorer

 

Garstang-and-his-wife-Marie-examining-statue-fragments-in-the-tank-at-the-‘Royal-Baths’,-1913 in Egypt

 

 

 

Afrocentric Artistry

 

Afrocentric-Artistry

 

 

Cats and Dogs

 

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Wirehair Fox Terrier Statue

 

 

Sixties quest for the elusive eden

 

 

Totos-solo-exhibition-Katika-Krachaisri

 

 

 

Intriguing Clayart Oddities and Obscuria’s

 

 

Ceramic-sculpture - Circus performer riding a monocycle by Hermien Buytendijk

Circus performer – Hermien Buytendijk

‘Obscurio’ is a term I use for pieces that arouse curiosity but have their meaning obscured, either by vague, incongruous visuals, lack of information in the title or deliberate concealment.

 

 

Flight Of Bunjil

 

Bunjil-Sundial--monumental

Mosaic sundial, Torquay

 

 

Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface

 

KEN-EASTMAN--contemporary folded clay sculpture

Ken Eastman

 

 

Sculptures Of Abstraction

 

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Alexander Archipenko,  ‘Architectural Figure’

 

 

Portuguese Azulejos Art Grandeur

 

Painel-de-Azulejos---Leça-do-Balio - blue and white tiles with garden scene framed by columns

 

 

 

Mural street art

 

Pixel-Pancho street mural - emerald green and yellow robot figure wall mural art

Pixel Pancho

 

 

 

Contemporary art plates and platters

 

David-Nelson---Black-and-White-Charger - abstract motifs in white on a black plate

‘Black and White Charger #1’  – David Nelson

 

 

Fun sculptures of the playground

 

Dancers-in-Hradec-Kralove - playground dancer structures in mixed primary colours

 

 

 

Inspired Decor Dynamics

 

SICIS-Milan-showroom with long mushroom pink sofa and large ceramic mural mosaic

 

Art Deco Dandy

 

L'Aviation,-an-Art-Deco-bronze-sculpture-by-Frederic-Focht-(1879-1937)

‘L’Aviation’  – Frederic Focht

 

 

Aficionado coffee sets design

 

magpies-black-&-white-coffee-set

 

 

Awesome Horses In The Arts

 

Ancient-Chinese horse head in terracotta

 

 

 

Contemplating Zen floral design

 

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Infinite Ikebana

 

 

Eternal Spring

 

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Edouard Cazaux

 

 

Modern Italian Mosaics Design – SICIS

 

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Mystical gardens and sculptures tour

 

Australia-Contemporary-Garden - modern stone slab sculptures

Australia Contemporary Garden

 

 

Aboriginal clay sculpture - Ricketts Sanctuary - photo by Chris-Wang

William Ricketts Sanctuary

 

Ceramic Narratives

 

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Gerardo Monterrubio – 2014

 

Sally Hook – bush ceramics

 

Highness-Sally-Hook-white porcelain bust

Highness – Sally Hook

 

 

Mosaic Sculptural Art

 

 

Ship-of-Fools-by-Deborah-Halpern---mosaic sculpture Sydney Sculpture by the Sea

‘Ship of Fools’ by Deborah Halpern

 

 

Eggsistentialism at Baltimore---American-Visionary-Art-MuseumGeorgeReader-flickr

‘Eggsistentialism’ – AVAM

 

 

The Doctor visits Vincent

 

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Balombini and Bollini – mixed media arts

 

Flickriver--juliana-bollini--whimsical-ceramic-art

Woman in Window – Juliana Bollini

 

 

A teapot charm offensive

 

Natasha-Dikareva's-Grand-Prize-winning-teapot-'Between-East-and-West-

Natasha-Dikareva – ‘Between East and West’

 

 

 Dhokra Tribal Art
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Dhokra tribal Art

 

 

Roelna Louw sculptures

 

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Roelna Louw sculptures

 

 

Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century

 

André-Aleth-Masson Mid Century modernist abstract sculpture

André Aleth Masson, France

 

Born To Whim :

 

Sharon Stelter--Ram ceramic sculpture

‘Ram’ – Sharon Stelter

 

 

Venice Art Edge, USA

 

"Inner Universe" by Skount - Part-of-“Identity-disorder”-series-exhibed-at-C.A V E gallery

“Inner Universe”  – Skount (Spain)

C.A.V.E Gallery  Venice, CA

 

 

 Exotic Egyptian Art Deco

 

 

MARCEL-GUILLARD-FOR-ETLING-ART-DECO-CERAMIC-GROUP-OF-TWO-DANCERS,-circa-1920

Art Deco dancers figurine – Marc Guillard, Paris

1920

 

Art – contemporary OZ

 

ibis-in-flight--Kate Elsey contemporary painting of flying Ibis birds

 

‘Ibis In Flight’ — Kate Elsey

 

 

Relief Art Egypt

 

 

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Lalique – French sublime design

 

Entering the elegant world of Rene Lalique can be spellbinding and it’s easy to be off with the fairies, sirens and nymphs in a forest of serpents, dragonflies, ravens, swans, bats, gazelles, butterflies and other exotic creatures from the Nouveau repertoire.

 

Dragonfly-Brooch---Rene-Lalique5

 

 

 

Pottery resurrection Mata Ortiz

 

Goyin-Silveira--Tarantula-Olla---Sandia-Folk--

Goyin Silveira — ‘Tarantula Olla’

 

 

Mata-Ortiz-Pottery-by-Roberto-Olivas-Sgraffito-Olla

Roberto Olivas Sgraffito Olla

 

Gardens with sculpture

 

Henry-Moore'The-Goslar-Warrior'-(1975)-Abstract Sculpture-Goslar---Germany

‘The Goslar Warrior’ – Henry Moore

 

 

Futurist Fervor

 

Unleashing the futurist dynamic:

 

 

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‘Perspectives in Flight´– Futurist Fedele Azari

1926

 

Slender-vase-with-handles-Series-F-1937 Nicolaj-Diulgheroff-for-Tullio-Mazzotti--of-Albisola

Mazzotti vase

 

 

 

French Designer Jean Dunand

 

 

Jean-Dunand---lacquered-panel-from-'La-Chasse' of a bare chested man shooting an arrow

Jean Dunand—lacquered panel from ‘La Chasse’

 

Contemporary sculptures from Greece

 

The contemporary art of three Greek  sculptors – Theodore Papayannis, Yiannis Nanouris and Yannis Koutsouradis.

 

Theodore-Papagianni modernist sculpture of a couple together

Theodore Papagianni

 

 

Hideaki Miyamura

 

Creating a new glaze has been a lifelong passion for Hideaki Miyamura, his newest glaze being a ‘crystalescent’ yohen.

 

Hideaki-Miyamura--reddish brown glaze bottle

 

 Sculptural Couture

 

Dior-New-Look-1947-Vogue

 

‘Convo’ Rescue  interior decorating

 

Cardiff-Castle-Lion-by-Hammerhead

 

 

 Circus Performance in the Arts

 

Tiffany and Co-NY-Silver and enamel acrobat figures

 

Contemporary Clay In Santa Fe

 

Native American Sculpture - Kokopelli-Tammy Garcia

 

‘Kokopelli’ – Tammy Garcia

 

Street Sculpture

 

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‘Lifeline’  by Andy Scott

 

 

 

Ceramic Wine Pots

 

Georgian Kvevri wine pots

Qvevri wine pots from Georgia

 

Dragons In The Arts

 

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Josephine Baker Captivates the Jazz Age

 

Edouard Cazaux spherical ceramic Jazz Age vessel in gold-white and grey

Edouard Cazaux Jazz Age vase

 

AMOCA – American Museum of Ceramic Art – 10th Anniversary

 

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Mid Century sculpture – 1959

 

Public Sculptures – Canberra Australia
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Auguste Rodin sculpture in Canberra

 

 

Czech, Bohemia Clayarts

 

Czechoslavakia is blessed with a fascinating history of ceramic design which developed rapidly after the introduction of porcelain in the 1790’s.

Royal-Dux-figure-37cm Art Deco lady in a black gown walking two white greyhounds

Pottery Raku Rapture

 

The originator of raku in Japan was Sasaki Chojiro, who first produced raku pieces for the Japanese tea ceremony in the 16th century. He learnt the technique from his father Ameya, who was trained in the Ming Dynasty Sencai pottery tradition and was brought to Kyoto, Japan from China.

shaun-hall-raku vessel with asymmetrical shape

 

Unique Clayart

 

 

Alberto-Giacometti highly textured clay head

 

Daily Pottery Art Feed

American Indian women selling pottery

 

Sea Sculptures

Transfiguration Screw IX

Transfiguration Screw IX   by Mitsuo Takeuchi

 

 

 

Egyptian Revival Art 

Egyptian Revival mantle clock

 

The Roman rule of Egypt from 30 BC to 395 AD led to Roman decorations incorporating Egyptian motifs and an increased interest in Egyptian culture. During the Italian Renaissance “Egyptomania” resurfaced.. read more

 

Pottery Arts – The Masters

Celebrating the potters and pottery companies that have been recognized for their contribution to the ceramic arts with their unique designs, innovations and classic creations and their influence in introducing new styles and movements in the field of ceramics.

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Ceramics Moderno – Marcello Fantoni

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Many Mid-Century collectors covet a Marcello Fantoni piece for their flair and originality. Fantoni’s ceramic designs came to embody the timeless appeal of classic and traditional Italian pottery merged with challenging modernist and progressive movements.  Read More

Stream of white

Reptile vas -by Stig Lindberg

 

 

Clayart bliss at Vallauris

 Located in a region in south-eastern France, Vallauris is nestled among low coastal hills and with its rich supply of clay, has been a pottery-making centre since Roman times.

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It’s a potters world

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 7 Koans, 30 unknown artists

 

Koan :  Once a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple. Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.” This made the army men angry, as they were used to very deferential treatment. One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country. Why don’t you treat us accordingly?” Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are? We are soldiers of humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings.”

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Figurines Of Intrigue

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The Okinawan Clayart Bio Chi

 

 

The Okinawan’s believe they are teenagers up to the age of 50, which is probably the most distinctive quality in their mindset compared to the West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Art Deco Delight :

 

 

Ukrainian painted porcelain sculptures  :
Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev hand painted porcelain owl

 

 Egyptian pottery :

 

Lourve Egyptian Pots

 

 

 

The ancient Egyptians were gifted artisans and pottery was an art where they excelled. Egypt in the pre dynastic period produced pottery of very high quality From 3000BC on their pottery was decorated with   depictions of animals, humans, boats and various  other patterns and symbols. Two main veins of  pottery existed during this period,  pottery from Nile clay ( red/brown after firing ) and pottery from marl clay ( usually polished to give a lustrous look ).

 

 

 

The bowl in the top right corner of this page was created and photographed by ceramicist/photographer Philippe Buraud  at la porte du soleil

Egyptian Pottery

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National Museum of Natural History

Wahington DC

 

Glazed Faience Pottery Vessel with two handles Roman Period Egypt

Glazed Faience  Pottery Vessel Roman Period Egypt

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California.

 

History Of Egyptian Pottery : The ancient Egyptians were gifted artisans and pottery was an art where they excelled. Egypt in the pre dynastic period produced pottery of very high quality.  Egypt made pottery before  building  the Pyramids. This is evident from the presence of  older hieroglyphic writing with characters which have images of earthen vessels. Pictures of pottery vessels and small pieces of pottery have been found in tombs of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Dynasties, contemporary with and after the building of the Great Pyramid. From 3000BC on  their pottery was decorated with depictions of animals, humans, boats and various other patterns and symbols. Two main veins of pottery existed during this period, pottery from Nile clay ( red/brown after firing ) and pottery from marl clay ( usually polished to give a lustrous look )

 

Egyptian Horus falcon ritual vessel

Horus falcon vessel

 

Ancient Egyptian pottery was originally made  for functional reasons rather than for decorative  purposes. The different forms of Egyptian pottery had a multitude of applications.. The amphora, in Egypt as in all ancient countries was the most common and most useful vase, and was made in all sizes, from the three-inch oil or perfume holder to the immense jar of three or four feet in height, for holding water, wine, oil, or grain. The reason the amphora vessels had a tapered end was so they could be pushed into the earth and stand on their own when used for storage. The pithos (so called by the Greeks), was an immense tub, cask, or vase of pottery,  made in Egypt as in all the Oriental countries. It was used in the household cellar, where meats and provisions were stored. This was sometimes six feet in diameter, always made of coarse unglazed pottery. The later artistic Egyptian pottery was siliceous, (  between earthenware and porcelain ), possessing a fine grain and being able to resist high temperatures.  It was  generally covered with a thin glaze, colored blue or green by oxides of copper. As Egyptian pottery became more decorated it also became an expression of religious sentiment and an expression of revered symbols.

Four Egyptian pots with surface decorations

Enameled pottery of Egypt : The art of covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date. Steatite (or soapstone, as some varieties are called) is easily worked, and bears great heat without cracking. From this material the Egyptians carved small pieces–vases, amulets, images of deities, animals and other objects–and covered them with green, blue, and occasionally red, yellow, and white enamel, which when baked became brilliant and enduring. Objects in enamelled steatite were  known from the very early periods. A small cylinder from the Trumbull-Prime collection, obtained at Thebes bears the cartouche of a king, Amunmhe III., of the Twelfth Dynasty, whose date is placed at about 2000 B.C. The enamel is pale-green, almost white, except in the engraved lines, where, being thicker, it shows more color.

Egyptian footed blue vessel with lotus decoration

Ancient Egyptian Lotus Chalice 1479 -1353  BCE

(  Museum of Fine Arts Boston )

 

 

The beauty of the enamel on these pottery objects has been the envy of potters in modern times. The blue has never been surpassed, if, indeed, it has ever been equaled. Objects three thousand years old retain the splendor of their original color; and this leads to the inference that the variety of the shades of blue found on them is not the result of time, but the original intent of the makers. These shades vary from the most intense bleu-de-roi and pure turquoise to pale-blue tints approaching white. The color is usually remarkably uniform on the object. Several of the rare colors of old Chinese porcelain are thus found in ancient Egyptian enamels. The same enamel was occasionally applied to soft pottery. The Egyptians were the first to employ the potters wheel ( hand turned ) and some believe they were the first to implement glazing. They are also credited with being the first to use crockery ware  ( 1500 BC ) .

Covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date. Steatite (or soapstone, as some varieties are called) is easily worked, and bears great heat without cracking. Many  small carved objects were covered with green, blue, and occasionally red, yellow, and white enamel, which when baked became brilliant and enduring.

Egyptian Pottery , Louvre, Paris

Hand painted Egyptian pottery

Egyotian green ceramic vessel, Louvre

  • Ancient Egyptian faience – Louvre, Paris

Egyptian cobalt blue glaze pottery

Egyptian cobalt blue glaze vessel , Louvre

Egypt pot with spiral motif

Egyptian  pot with spiral motif

Egyptian Chalice Lourve with lotus decoration 22nd Dynasty, 945-715 BC

Egyptian Lotus Chalice (siliceous faience)

22nd Dynasty, 945-715 BC Louvre

Egyptian pottery with hiroglyphics, Lourve

The vase reads, center line, then left, then right, top to bottom: center :

The good god, Nebmaatre, given life; left: the son of Re, Amenhotep, Ruler of (Wast-Uast)(Thebes), eternally; right: the king’s great wife, Tiye

( Louvre Paris )

Egyptian Pottery with hieroglyphics

Egyptian pottery with hieroglyphs

faience Egyptian pottery with raised relief decoration

Raised relief decoration faience pottery, Egypt

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Neolithic Egyptian pottery bird

 

blue Sphinx Amenothep-III ceramic statue

The sovereign’s sphinx Amenothep III bidder to the gods

 

 

Egyptian blue faience-hippo figurine with surface decorations with Eye Of Horus

Faience hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11-12

In ancient Egypt blue (irtyu) was the colour of the heavens and hence represented the universe.

 

 

Egyptian Pots at the Lourve with geometric styling

Egyptian pitchers with geometric decoration

Louvre, Paris

 

 

Egyptian Isis Ceramic Statue

Woman with child. Terracotta phial, New Kingdom (16th-11th BCE), Egypt.

Musée du Louvre

 

 

Ancient Egyptian Bowl in blue faience with drawn image of a woman

Musician. Blue faience glaze bowl (about 1300 BCE), 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Egypt.

 

Blue Ushebti figure of Pharaoh Seti I

Ushebti figure (servant of the defunct) of Pharaoh Seti I (1301-1290 BCE).19th dynasty. Blue faience. N 472

Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Egyptiennes, Paris, France

 

 

Eye of horus----gold with inlays pendant

Ouadjet eye, the Sacred Eye of Horus

Cairo Egyptian Museum

 

 

Egyptian-terracotta-pot with geometric surface pattern and twin lugs

Egyptian pot with a carved repetitive geometrical surface.

Egyptian Amulet faience ankar

Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh, 25th dynasty to Late Period, about 700-500 BCE.

It represents a wish, probably for the king, of  ” life, power and stability for millions of years “.

The amulet was acquired by Lord Kitchener in the Sudan, probably at Gebel Barkal and originated in a temple.

( lessing Archive )

 

Egyptian Yoga wall relief art of an Egyptian girl doing stretching pose

Egyptian Yoga ?  wall relief fragment ( Lessing Archive )

Egyptian Long necked vessel with spherical base

An Egyptian long necked vessel,  found at Abydos and dates from the New Kingdom period, ca. 1570 – 1070 BCE.

The ancient Egyptian potters were adept at using different colors of Egyptian paste to create patterns of color on the fired ware.

 

 

four Canopic jars

Ceramic Canopic Jars

Egyptian-bronze-Pharaoh-head

Egyptian Bronze Head – Louvre, Paris

Canopic Shrine from tomb of King Tut

King Tut Canopic Shrine

Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, Egypt

( Hans Ollermann – Flickr )

Osiris wall relief art

Osiris wall painting in the vaulted tomb of Sennedjem , Luxor, Egypt

( Lessing Photo Archive )

l44arge kneeling statue of Hatshepsut Flickr Photo Sharing

Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III  – (ca. 1473-1458 B.C.)

From Thebes, originally from Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahri

According to the inscription on the base, “Maatkare” (Hatshepsut) is represented here as “the one who gives Maat to Amun”. Maat was the goddess of order, balance and justice. When a pharaoh offered an image of Maat to another deity, it was a reaffirmation that honor was the guiding principle of his/her rule.

The Met, New York

( ggnyc – flickr )

Egyptian blue painted terracotta jar decorated with geometric styled flowers and grapes, and a jar lid.

Blue painted terracotta jar decorated with flowers and grapes, and a jar lid. – Tell el-Amarna.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Flickriver–Su55

Faience-Vessel-egypt with carved decorations

Faience Vessel with procession of four bulls and lotus flowers.

( Brooklyn Museum )

Blue libation vase with flared base, Egypt

Egyptian Libation vase bearing the name of Thutmose IV.

( Brooklyn Museum )

Twin handled pilgrim flask -- Egyptian

Pilgrim flask – Egyptian New Kingdom Period  1570-1070 BC

Polychrome glass cup with handles- Egyptian in blue with overlay yellow decoration

Polychrome glass cup, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18. 1370–1335 BCE. Egypt, El-Amarna

Water bottle from Tutankhamun, Egypt in red and blue with a long neck and flared lip

Water bottle from Tutankhamun’s embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C

Egyptian alabaster jar with lid

Egyptian alabaster jar

 ( EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, DYNASTY I-III, 2920-2575 BC )
 
Update 13/5/2014
 
 
Jar-with-male-figures-Probably-late-Naqada-I-–-early-Naqada-II -(ca. 3700–3450 BC)
Jar with male figures Probably late Naqada I – early Naqada II (ca. 3700–3450 BC) Provenance: unknown; purchased in Luxor by Jean Capart, 1909 
Ritual-vessel-(hes-jar)-Egyptian,-Early-Dynastic-Period-to-Old-Kingdom,-Dynasty-1–,-2960–2465-B.C

Ritual vessel (hes-jar) Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom,-Dynasty-1–,-2960–2465-B.C

Egyptian, Early Dynastic (Egyptian); Dynasty2, Squat-jar, 2770-2152-BC

Egyptian, Early Dynastic (Egyptian); Dynasty 2, Squat-jar, 2770-2152-BC

 
Canopic Jar with an Image Representing the Hieroglyph for Face Period New Kingdom Dynasty-18
             Canopic Jar with an Image Representing the Hieroglyph for Face Period New Kingdom Dynasty-18
Boeotian Late Geometric pyxis with depiction of a lion-fighter

Boeotian Late Geometric pyxis with depiction of a lion-fighter

 

An Egyptian veined serpentine vessel. Predynastic---Early Dynastic Period,-circa-3200-3000-B.C

An Egyptian veined serpentine vessel. Predynastic—Early Dynastic Period,-circa-3200-3000-B.C

Egyptian painted pottery jar. NewKingdom-1391-1307-BC

Egyptian painted pottery jar. NewKingdom-1391-1307-BC

EGYPTIAN-NEO-Memphis-Situla-RELIEF-DYNASTY-XXV-XXVI,-CIRCA-6TH-7TH-CENTURY-BC

Egyptian Memphis Situla with raised relief  decoration –  DYNASTY XXV XXVI

Circa-6TH-7TH-century-BC

Egyptian Andesite Porphry Jar--,-2920-2649-B.C

Egyptian Andesite Porphry Jar – 2920-2649-B.C

Calcite Jug 18th Dynasty,-reign of Tuthmosis III - Amenhotep-III,-1479-1353

Calcite Jug 18th Dynasty,-reign of Tuthmosis III – Amenhotep III

1479-1353 BC

Egyptian Faience Cat- Sadigh Gallery

Egyptian Blue Faience Cat –  26th Dynasty

Sadigh Gallery

Vase, Coptic period-7thn century.-Egypt

Vase, Coptic period-7th century. Egypt

Height 19 inches

 The differences between the quality of ceramics owned by the rich and the poor were significant. Pottery found in the environs of the palaces at Amarna and Malqata and therefore sometimes referred to as “palace ware”, was more often than not elaborately decorated or made of beautifully polished marl looking a bit like alabaster, while the crockery in the near-by villages was mostly red earthenware made of Nile mud.

Egyptian Storage Jar with floral decorations

Large storage jar with floral decoration Period: Ptolemaic Period Date: late 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Blue Painted Ibex Amphora from Malqata.-Ca.-1390–1353-B.C.,-Egypt,-Upper-Egypt;-Thebes,-Malqata

Blue-Painted Ibex Amphora from Malqata. Ca. 1390–1353 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Malqata.

This vase is in excellent condition and was found during the excavations of the palace of Amenhotep III

 

 

 

Bowl with scene of a man hunting a hippopotami-Late Naqada-I–-early Naqada-II

Egyptian bowl with a scene of a man hunting a hippopotamis

Late Naqada-I–-early Naqada-II

 

 

 

The sidelock of youth was protective in nature,-inspired by-the young god Horus' hairstyle

Carved relief based on the sidelock of youth which was protective in nature, inspired by the young god Horus’ hairstyle. It involved shaving the head, leaving only a single, plaited lock, sometimes shaped like a S, hanging down on the side of the head which had sacred amulets attached to it.

 

 

 

Perfume Vase Egypt,-New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, ca. 1350-1309 BC

Small perfume vase Egypt.  Blue and black petals are arranged like a collar around the neck of this white faience vase.

New Kingdom, late Dynasty  18, ca. 1350-1309 BC

peterjr1961 on Flickr (cc)

 

 

 

Reign-of-Amenhotep-IV-Akhenaten-(ca.-1353–1336-B.C

Egyptian pot with finely incised surface decoration from reign of Amenhotep IV Akhenaten

ca.-1353–1336-B.C

 

 

 

Wall relief art of Egyptian woman Tomb of Menna-,-Luxor-,-Egypt

Wall relief art of Egyptian woman at the Tomb of Menna, Luxor, Egypt

 

 

 

Limestone-Cosmetic-Jar-Ancient-Egypt---Late-kingdom,-18th-Dynasty---notable-for-the-Sha-with-square-tipped-ears-and-stiff-tail

Egyptian limestone cosmetic jar -raised relief of Horus Eye and the Sha with square-tipped ears and stiff tail.

Late kingdom, 18th Dynasty

 

 

 

Bes-figure-Period--New-Kingdom-Dynasty--Dynasty-18---ca.-1550–1295-B

Bes (cat) figure, hand carved surface decoration

New Kingdom Dynasty- Dynasty 18 – ca. 1550–1295 B.C.

 

 

Egypt,-New-Kingdom.-Triple-lamp-carved-from-a-single-piece-of-alabaster

 Triple carved oil lamp from a single piece of alabaster. It represents lotus flowers growing from a pond

Egypt, New Kingdom.

 

 

 

Egyptian Jar-with-Was-scepters-and-Ankhs

Jar from Egypt with Was-scepters and Ankhs

 

 

 

Shawabti-of-the-Lady-of-the-House-SatiMedium

Shawabti of the Lady of the House – Sati Medium

ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.

Brooklyn Museum

 

 

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