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Aug 30

ZUCCHI, JacopoPortrait of a Lady1570sOil on panel, 49,5 x 37,8 cmGalleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome

ZUCCHI, Jacopo
Portrait of a Lady
1570s
Oil on panel, 49,5 x 37,8 cm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome

PULZONE, ScipionePortrait of Marcantonio Colonna1575Oil on canvas, 202 x 119 cmGalleria Colonna, Rome

PULZONE, Scipione
Portrait of Marcantonio Colonna
1575
Oil on canvas, 202 x 119 cm
Galleria Colonna, Rome

PULZONE, ScipionePortrait of a Noblewoman1594Oil on canvas, 133 x 98 cmPrivate collection

PULZONE, Scipione
Portrait of a Noblewoman
1594
Oil on canvas, 133 x 98 cm
Private collection

PULZONE, ScipioneLamentation1591Oil on canvas, 290 x 127 cmMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York

PULZONE, Scipione
Lamentation
1591
Oil on canvas, 290 x 127 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

CASINI, ValorePortrait of Christine of Lorrainec. 1620Oil on canvas, 199 x 115 cmGalleria degli Uffizi, Florence

CASINI, Valore
Portrait of Christine of Lorraine
c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 199 x 115 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

archaicwonder:

Roman Gold Military Leaf Pendant Pair, 1st-2nd century ADA pair of sheet gold ivy leaf plaques, each with granule finial and band of ropework, linked by a length of chain, from a military insignia.

archaicwonder:

Roman Gold Military Leaf Pendant Pair, 1st-2nd century AD

A pair of sheet gold ivy leaf plaques, each with granule finial and band of ropework, linked by a length of chain, from a military insignia.

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Western European
Hallstatt Culture
Provenience: France, Normandy,Calvados, Bernieres d’Ailly
Penn Museum
Locus: Foot of the Monts d’Eraines near Chateau d’Ailly
Period: Late Bronze Age
Date Made: 1199-700 BC

Western European

Hallstatt Culture

Provenience: France, Normandy,Calvados, Bernieres d’Ailly

Penn Museum

Locus: Foot of the Monts d’Eraines near Chateau d’Ailly

Period: Late Bronze Age

Date Made: 1199-700 BC

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This anthropoid mummy case is made of cartonnage, a material consisting of several layers of linen or papyrus pasted together and covered by a thin layer of plaster and painted. The case originally contained the mummy of a man named Nebnetcheru, who was a priest with the title of God’s Father of Amun at Karnak Temple. 
A djed-pillar, a symbol of Osiris, decorates the back of this cartonnage case. Placed along the spine, the djed-pillar also represents stability. There is an ankh, the symbol for “life”, at the back of the head. Additional decorative elements include depictions of the four sons of Horus and tyet-amulets. Stitching down the center back indicates how the cartonnage was originally sealed around the mummy. When acquired in 1924, the case was intact and closed. It was opened in 1933 to remove the mummy.
Egypt, Thebes (uncertain)
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-First Dynasty
Twenty-Second Dynasty
Penn Museum

This anthropoid mummy case is made of cartonnage, a material consisting of several layers of linen or papyrus pasted together and covered by a thin layer of plaster and painted. The case originally contained the mummy of a man named Nebnetcheru, who was a priest with the title of God’s Father of Amun at Karnak Temple. 

A djed-pillar, a symbol of Osiris, decorates the back of this cartonnage case. Placed along the spine, the djed-pillar also represents stability. There is an ankh, the symbol for “life”, at the back of the head. Additional decorative elements include depictions of the four sons of Horus and tyet-amulets. Stitching down the center back indicates how the cartonnage was originally sealed around the mummy. When acquired in 1924, the case was intact and closed. It was opened in 1933 to remove the mummy.

Egypt, Thebes (uncertain)

Period: Third Intermediate Period

Twenty-First Dynasty

Twenty-Second Dynasty

Penn Museum

Aug 29

Stela of King Ka’a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.
Egypt, Abydos
Locus: Tomb Q (Tomb of King Ka’a, east side, over chamber 3)
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC
Penn Museum

Stela of King Ka’a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.

Egypt, Abydos

Locus: Tomb Q (Tomb of King Ka’a, east side, over chamber 3)

Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic

First Dynasty

Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC

Penn Museum