09 octobre 2019

MFA Boston Re-Examines Nubia's Story in Exhibition Exploring Power, Representation and Cultural Bias

Winged Isis pectoral, Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte, 538–519 BCE. Gold. Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON—For more than 3,000 years, a series of kingdoms flourished along the Nile Valley in what is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, a region known in antiquity as Kush and by modern scholars as Nubia. In Ancient Nubia Now, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents more than 400 works of art from its... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2017

Ushabti of Pharaoh Taharqa, Sudan, Napata Period, Dynasty XXV of Ancient Egypt, Reign of Taharqa, c. 690 – 664 BC

Ushabti of Pharaoh Taharqa, Sudan, Napata Period, Dynasty XXV of Ancient Egypt, Reign of Taharqa, c. 690 – 664 BC. Quartzite. Height 24.6 cm. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  This ushabti of the Pharaoh Taharqa belongs to the series of one thousand and seventy “answerers” found inside his pyramid in Nubia. The Egyptian influence is manifest, although the features are somewhat crude. The figure is wearing a “nemes” headdress (a headdress of white material adorned with stripes... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2017

Ushabti of King Senkamanisken; Sudan, Napata Period, reign of Senkamanisken, between 643 and 623 BC

Ushabti of King Senkamanisken; Sudan, Napata Period, during the reign of Senkamanisken, between 643 and 623 BC. Serpentine. Height 19.5 cm. J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This funerary statue was discovered in the pyramid of King Senkamanisken in Nuri. Many of the ushabtis of this grandson and third successor of Taharqa are characterized by the presence of the double uraeus. The figure is wearing a “nemes” headdress (a headdress of white material adorned with stripes dyed in... [Lire la suite]