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Detail from the second shrine, showing deities of the underworld whom Tut would have encountered in his journey after death.
The goddess Nephthys whose winged arm protectively embraces the second gilt shrine, one of the four which encased the stone sarcophagus of Tutankhamun.
In almost all cases the head is represented from a side view in outline. In an Egyptian profile, not half but the whole eye stares out from the side of the head. The legs are also in profile, but the body is turned fully to the front, making the figure's body appear twisted. Walking figures have both feet flat on the ground, rather than having part of one foot lifted. Most men are shown in pleated linen kilts and women wear short-sleeved linen dresses. Gods are depicted larger than humans in the same scene.
Exceptions were rare but nevertheless occurred sometimes to facilitate a certain movement of the arms. An interesting exception was the dwarf god Bes, who was depicted in two-dimensional art with his face seen from the front, just like in sculpture.
Originally posted by frayed1
Had Alfred E. Newman visited ancient Egypt??!! LOL!
He appears on a shrine from Tut's burial chamber, along with other figures...He's on the left. His face also appears among the hieroglyphs lower down in front of him, but they do not appear to give his 'name', since it is not written as a cartouche.
This seems to be him again on another part of the same shrine....very small, above the full size figure of a goddess.
Originally posted by Byrd
Hmm! I'm stumped!!
(search...google.... search...search... hmmmm... search some more... intersting puzzle...)
Originally posted by Crakeur
little known fact, Alfred E. Newmankhamen (later shortened for obvious reasons) was an integral member of King Tut's inner circle of advisors. He was accused of syphoning funds into his own, far smaller, tomb and, when confronted, Newmankhamen devised the now celebrated "what me worry?" slogan.
He was ordered executed by young Tut, who sent his two best spies after the target. They somehow managed to kill him while they also made repeated attempts on eachother's lives.
"The first two scenes in section A in the upper and lower register each display eight deities. Those in the upper register are in the "caverns of the Duat (?)" and reside in darkness..."
Originally posted by frayed1
justyc, I have been playing 'where's wally' till my eyes are crossed and vision is blurred......why do they reproduce those illustrations of The Enigmatic Book of The Netherworld sooooo small!?
So he's a deity in the 'caverns of the duat'?? Is the 'book of caverns' connected/related to the caverns of duat? Here's the book of caverns: