Sunday, May 06, 2007

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - Treasures from the Egyptian Collection

Enterring the Egyptian Collection at Ny Carlsberg you are faced with a large number of artifacts from nearly the whole history of Old Egypt. There are so much, that you cannot manage to digest all the impressions.

This large impressive stone with hieroglyphs is fastened to the wall of the first hall.

Left you see an offering scene carved / painted on limestone from the tomb of the Egyptian official Nofer. Nofer lived during the 4th Dynasty, and he was buried at Giza. The 4th Dynasty included pharaos as Khufu or Cheops, that built the largest pyramide at Giza, and his father Snefru.

Nofer lived from 2606-2575 BC.

This man in prayer dates from a much later period. It is made from a hard sandstone called greywacke. Its proveniance is not known, but is dated to 26th Dynasty (672-525 BC) or 27th Dynasty, also called the Achaemenid Empire (559-330 BC). Egypt was ruled, during his latest period, by Persians invaders.

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