egypt sculpture

Standing statuette (bronze with gold inlay) of the ancient Egyptian cat-goddess Bastet, holding an usekh-collar topped by a feline head and sun-disk.  Artist unknown; ca. 400-250 BCE (Late Period or early Ptolemaic).  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.

Ancient Egyptian limestone statue of a married couple named Nebsen and Nebet-Ta. Artist unknown; 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose IV or Amenhotep III (ca. 1400-1352 BCE).  Thought to come from Dahamsha; now in the Brooklyn Museum.  Photo credit: David Liam Moran/Wikimedia Commons.

Tutankhamun Aesthetic ; The Boy Pharoah

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who was buried in a lavish tomb filled with gold artifacts in the Valley of the Kings. He reigned from the age of 8 or 9 until his death at 17. He is known mainly for his extravagant tomb, but in life the only notable mark he made was undoing his father’s mistakes.

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Grave of Dalida, Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France.
(17th January 1933 – 3rd May 1987).

Dalida was an Egyptian-born Italian-French singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than ten languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. Dalida collected 19 number one hit singles to her name in four languages (French, Italian, German, and Arabic) and has a long list of top 10, and top 20 hits in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Arabic, and accumulated myriad top selling singles and albums largely, in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Canada, Russia and Japan, spanning around thirty years.

Dalida committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates. She left behind a note which read, “La vie m'est insupportable… Pardonnez-moi.” (“Life has become unbearable for me… Forgive me.”).

Hieroglyphic decorations from the temple of the 18th Dynasty female pharaoh Hatshepsut (r. ca. 1479-1458 BCE) at Deir el-Bahari, on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor.  Here, Hatshepsut’s stepson, co-regent, and eventual successor Thutmose III (r. 1479-1425 BCE) is shown presenting offerings to the falcon-headed god Horus.  Photo credit:  Przemyslaw Idzkiewicz.