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Ancient Egyptian portraiture: 4th dynasty
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Ancient Egyptian portraiture

4th Dynasty

Senfru, Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Snefru
Fragmentary
Found at Dashur
Source: Jon Bodsworth
Khufu, ivory - Source:  Aegypten, Schatzkammer der Pharaonen, Bechtermuetz Verlag - Click for larger picture Khufu
Sitting statuette
Ivory
Found at Abydos
Source of photograph: Ägypten, Schatzkammer der Pharaonen, Bechtermütz Verlag
Djedefre - Source:  Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1 - Click for larger picture Djedefre
Head
Source of photograph: Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1, Librairie Hachette 1958
Prince Ankh-haf, limestone - Source:  Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 221, 1939 - Click for larger picture Prince Ankh-haf, Eldest son of the King's body, Overseer of all Works of the King
Bust
Limestone and plaster of Paris
Found in the eastern cemetery at Giza, 1925, mastaba G 7510
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 221, 1939
Prince Ka-wa'ab - Source:  Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 151, 1927 - Click for larger picture Prince Ka-wa'ab
Wall painting
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 151, 1927
Khafre, green diorite - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Khafre
Sitting statue
Green diorite
Found 1860
Source: Jon Bodsworth
Menkaure - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Menkaure
Standing. Triad. Menkaure flanked by goddesses.
Source of the photograph: Jon Bodsworth
Menkaure, alabaster - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Menkaure
Alabaster
Source of the photograph: Jon Bodsworth
Menkaure, alabaster - Source:  Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943 - Click for larger picture Menkaure
Sitting
Source: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943
Menkaure and Queen - Source:  BMFA - Click for larger picture Menkaure and Queen - Source:  BMFA - Click for larger picture Menkaure and Queen Kha-mere-nebty II
Slate
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943
Shepseskaf, 4th dynasty, Source: BMFA  - Click for larger picture Shepseskaf
Head
Found at Gizeh, 1911
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 50, 1911
Prince, 4th dynasty - Source: BMFA  - Click for larger picture Prince
Head
Limestone
Found at Giza
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943
Princess, 4th dynasty, - Source: BMFA  - Click for larger picture Princess
Head
Found at Gizeh, mastaba 4440, 1914
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943
Nofer - Source:  BMFA - Click for larger picture Nofer - Source:  BMFA - Click for larger picture Nofer, Overseer over the Two Houses of Silver
Source of photograph: Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Number 246, 1943
Scribe - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Scribe
Source: Jon Bodsworth
Scribe - Source:  Les merveilles du Louvre, Librairie Hachette - Click for larger picture Prince Kai
Found at Saqqara
Sitting
Painted limestone
Height: 53 cm
Source of photograph: Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1, Librairie Hachette, 1958
Seneb, his wife and children - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Seneb, his wife and children - Source:  Jon Bodsworth - Click for larger picture Seneb, his wife and children
The grown-ups sitting, the children standing
Source: Jon Bodsworth
Nynofretmin - Source:   BM - Click for larger picture Nynofretmin
Sitting statue
Painted limestone
Height: 45 cm
Source of photograph: British Museum
Hemiunu - Source:   Phoenix art museum - Click for larger picture Hemiunu, Vizier
Sitting statue
Source of photograph: Phoenix art museum
Memi - Source:  Artchive - Click for larger picture Sabu - Source:  Artchive - Click for larger picture Memi and Sabu
Standing
Painted limestone
Height: 62 cm
Source of photograph: Artchive
Couple - Source: Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1, Librairie Hachette, 1958 - Click for larger picture Couple - Source: Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1, Librairie Hachette, 1958 - Click for larger picture Couple
The male figure sitting, the female figure standing
Painted limestone
Height: 85 cm
Source of photograph: Les merveilles du Louvre, Vol.1, Librairie Hachette, 1958
Wep-em-nefret - Source:   Artchive - Click for larger picture Wep-em-nefret
Painted relief
Source of photograph: Artchive

 


 

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