Monday, April 27, 2009

CEILING PATTERNS (Memphis &> Thebes- 18th to 30th Dynasties)

The vulture, often painted on ceilings of temple gateways, may also appear in a tomb as did the vultures in the pattern above from the tomb of Bekenrenef. Below, the pattern is a combination of vultures from two gateways in Philae: from the reigns of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II above, and Nectanebo X below. The geese center are from the New Kingdom tomb of Nebamun and Imiseba.

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