This one is for Ken O., who believes my systematic catalogue of the Egyptian collection–an outstanding publication, which he read from cover to cover (his words)–deserves as much attention on my blog as the publication of my doctoral dissertation (this catalogue is mentioned in the What is archaeology? chronicle, at the end, in the “collection and exhibition” blurb).
Today, I’m using Ancient Egyptian Art as an excuse to present (a tad earlier than anticipated) a page in the Photo Diary about the Egyptian collection under my care. If you take a look at ARCHÉOblogue, my French-language blog, you’ll see it was published there on May 26. What is posted there eventually ends up being posted here (and vice versa).
Did you know? Today is the birthday of one of Egyptology’s most famous archaeologists: William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Petrie was quite a character and my favourite picture of him is the one where he stands in his pyjamas outside the tomb in which he had set up camp during his survey of the Great Pyramid in 1880.
So, in honour of Petrie’s birthday, I’m giving you a new page in the Photo Diary: a glimpse at the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.
There is a small collection of Egyptian artefacts at the Tokyo National Museum. I stumbled upon them quite by accident during a three-day of vacation in Tokyo, after couriering a work of art in Japan last summer. I’m sharing this with you today. Just look in the Photo Diary.
I’m really liking WordPress! It’s so quick… and that’s why after just a few minutes of work you have a new page to peruse in the Photo Diary. Today, I’m uploading some of my faves from the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin. There are many works of art dating to the Amarna Period in Berlin–including the bust of Nefertiti–and those will be presented later. Right now, you have wonderful pieces from the rest of the Egyptian collection. Enjoy! Just select Ägyptisches Museum (Berlin) from the drop-down menu under Photo Diary.