Portrait of a Lady
Oil on panel, 49,5 x 37,8 cm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome
Portrait of Marcantonio Colonna
Oil on canvas, 202 x 119 cm
Galleria Colonna, Rome
Portrait of a Noblewoman
Oil on canvas, 133 x 98 cm
Oil on canvas, 290 x 127 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Portrait of Christine of Lorraine
Oil on canvas, 199 x 115 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
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.
Provenience: France, Normandy,Calvados, Bernieres d’Ailly
Locus: Foot of the Monts d’Eraines near Chateau d’Ailly
Period: Late Bronze Age
Date Made: 1199-700 BC
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
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.
Locus: Tomb Q (Tomb of King Ka’a, east side, over chamber 3)
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC