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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    Table General Predynastic period 1st Dynasty Old Kingdom Middle Kingdom New Kingdom 3rd Intermediate period Late period Hellenistic Ptolemaic period Roman period A A Back 566 Ritual vase with represantation of the god Bes Faience Ritual vase with represantation of

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    1st century BC A hieroglyphic symbol and at the same time a powerful amulet protecting the living and the dead throughout the Egyptian civilization It represents both life and breath as well as eternal life The ankh was one of the very few hieroglyphs understood by the masses of illiterate Egyptians Its shape resembling a loop over a capital T according to scholars is either related to a primeval sexual symbol a shematic phallus a part of an arc or even a simple sandal strap Probably its use began in the Pre Dynastic Period before 3000 B C as an image of a knot with some special religio mythical significance The main divinities are often represented holding the ankh symbol in their hands as an emblem In the many preserved representations in which gods hold in their hands the ankh and extend it toward the nose of the depicted living pharaoh its connection with life giving elements air and water is perceptible Also common are representations of the pharaoh and later of the ordinary dead being bathed by a rain of ankhs multiple ankhs in a chain conferring the symbolic significance of purification regeneration and eternal life The ankh survives

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    γερά με τα δύο του πόδια και με το αριστερό πόδι μπρος σε στάση βαδίσματος δηλωτικό της κίνησης και της ενέργειας Το αριστερό χέρι λυγισμένο κάτω από το στήθος κρατούσε πιθανότατα ιερατικό σκήπτρο Το δεξί χέρι τεντωμένο κολλητά στο σώμα κρατούσε το Μενίτ μουσικό όργανο και περιδέραιο Το σκήπτρο και το μενίτ δήλωναν την ιερατική της ιδιότητα και την υψηλή κοινωνική της θέση καθώς αποτελούσαν τα κατεξοχήν συμβολά των ιερειών από τις ανώτερες κοινωνικές τάξεις Το καλοσχηματισμένο και αισθησιακό σώμα τονίζει ο μακρύς διάφανος χιτώνας ο οποίος διακοσμείται ολόκληρος περιμετρικά με εγχάρακτα σχέδια που γεμίζονται με σύρματα πολυτίμων μετάλλων τεχνική δαμασκήνωσης Η διακόσμηση διαιρείται σε πέντε οριζόντιες ζώνες οι οποίες εναλλάσσονται με τέσσερεις στενότερες ταινίες στη μέση στη λεκάνη στους μηρούς και στα γόνατα Η πρώτη ζώνη που καλύπτει τον κορμό είναι φαρδύτερη Οι ζώνες διακοσμούνται με παραστάσεις θεοτήτων της ΒΑ περιοχής του Δέλτα του Νείλου πατρίδας της Τακουσίτ ενώ οι ταινίες συμπληρώνονται με ιερογλυφικά που αναφέρουν προσευχές στις παραπάνω θεότητες Το όνομά της σημαίνει Η Αιθιοπίς και πιθανόν να παραπέμπει σε συγγενικό δεσμό ή γάμο με Αιθίοπα Σύμφωνα με τις επιγραφές που φέρει το άγαλμα ο πατέρας της ήταν ο Μεγάλος Αρχηγός της λιβυκής φυλής Μα Ακανός Β και

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  • ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - OFFICIAL SITE
    Μεταλλοτεχνίας Αγγεία και Μικροτεχνία Αιγυπτιακές Αρχαιότητες Κυπριακές Αρχαιότητες Χρονολόγιο Γενικά Προδυναστική Πρωτοδυναστική περίοδος Αρχαίο Βασίλειο Μέσο Βασίλειο Νέο Βασίλειο 3η Μεταβατική περίοδος Ύστερη περίοδος Ελληνιστική Πτολεμαϊκή περίοδος Ρωμαϊκή περίοδος Επιστροφή 110 Κοίλο χάλκινο άγαλμα της πριγκίπισσας ιέρειας Τακουσίτ 3Δ Παρουσίαση

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    feet the left foot is forward in a walking stance indicative of movement and energy The left arm is bent under the chest and most likely held a hieratic scepter The right arm extended closely against the body held the menit musical instrument and necklace The scepter and the menit make clear her priestly status and her high social position and were the symbol par excellence of priests from the higher social classes The long diaphanous robe which is decorated all over with incised patterns that were filled with precious metal wires technique of damasking accentuates the beautifully shaped sensuous body The decoration is divided into fine horizontal bands which alternate with four thinner strips at the midsection the pelvis the thighs and the knees The first band which covers the torso is wider The bands are decorated with representations of divinities from the Northeastern area of the Nile Delta the homeland of Takushit while the strips are filled with hieroglyphs that communicate prayers to the said divinities Her name means the Ethiopian and possibly refers to a family connection to or a marriage with an Ethiopian According to the inscriptions that the statue bears her father was Akan II

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    votive offering but judging from its size nearly twice of the other examples of the royal Kushite metal statuary it was more likely a piece of essential liturgical equipment of a sanctuary of Egypt or Nubia Solid copper alloy statuette formely clad with in precious metal leaf On his pleated kilt s belt is incised a cartouche with the name of the pharaoh Psamtik II of the later 26th Dynasty

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    with his name is incised on his kilt s belt A votive statue or part of the ritual equipment of a temple from Egypt or Nubia This is the most representative portrait of Shabaka preserved in the world Since the statuette was preserved with the tablet of the pharaoh in such good condition and the distinctive emblems of the 25th Dynasty were not lost like the two ureus serpents on

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  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS - OFFICIAL SITE
    ca 660 650 BC Height 0 485m Inscribed on its base with the name and titles of the owner Mentuemhat a prominent figure who lived during the reigns of Taharka 25th Dynasty and Psammetichus I 26th Dynasty Mentuemhat was fourth prophet of Ammon prince of Thebes and governor of Upper Egypt He died around 648 B C and was buried in a famous funerary complex TT34 in the Asasif valley

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