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Statue of King Sahure and a Nome God
5th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
c.2446-2548 BC
This is the only preserved three-dimensional representation that has been identified as Sahure, the second ruler of Dynasty 5. Seated on a throne, the king is accompanied by a smaller male figure personifying the local god of the Coptite nome, the fifth nome (province) of Upper Egypt. This deity offers the king an ankh (hieroglyph meaning “life”) with his left hand. The nome standard, with its double-falcon emblem, is carved above the god’s head. Sahure wears the nemes headcloth and straight false beard of a living pharaoh. The flaring hood of the uraeus, the cobra goddess who protected Egyptian kings, is visible on his brow. The nome god wears the archaic wig and curling beard of a deity.The statue may have been intended to decorate the king’s pyramid complex at Abusir, about fifteen miles south of Giza. At the end of the previous dynasty, multiple statues of this type were placed in the temple of Menkaure (Mycerinus) to symbolize the gathering of nome gods from Upper and Lower Egypt around the king. However, since no other statues of this type are preserved from Sahure’s reign, it is possible that this statue was a royal dedication in one of the temples in Coptos (modern Qift).
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Statue of King Sahure and a Nome God

5th Dynasty, Old Kingdom

c.2446-2548 BC

This is the only preserved three-dimensional representation that has been identified as Sahure, the second ruler of Dynasty 5. Seated on a throne, the king is accompanied by a smaller male figure personifying the local god of the Coptite nome, the fifth nome (province) of Upper Egypt. This deity offers the king an ankh (hieroglyph meaning “life”) with his left hand. The nome standard, with its double-falcon emblem, is carved above the god’s head. Sahure wears the nemes headcloth and straight false beard of a living pharaoh. The flaring hood of the uraeus, the cobra goddess who protected Egyptian kings, is visible on his brow. The nome god wears the archaic wig and curling beard of a deity.
The statue may have been intended to decorate the king’s pyramid complex at Abusir, about fifteen miles south of Giza. At the end of the previous dynasty, multiple statues of this type were placed in the temple of Menkaure (Mycerinus) to symbolize the gathering of nome gods from Upper and Lower Egypt around the king. However, since no other statues of this type are preserved from Sahure’s reign, it is possible that this statue was a royal dedication in one of the temples in Coptos (modern Qift).

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

slutdust:

glowcloud:

hiphopfrightsplaque:

"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"

Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.

my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women

Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.

staff:

Have a great weekend, Tumblr. 

IF YOU’RE FEELING DOWN FRIENDS THIS WILL ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY MAKE YOU SMILE

bill-holmes:

bill-holmes:

waiting for the bup in the rain


wake me up when septermeber ends

bill-holmes:

bill-holmes:

waiting for the bup in the rain

lmao

wake me up when septermeber ends

cinegasmic:

i am liz lemon 

lauren-p-m:

Answers Stratum II 
single channel video,plexiglass,aluminum screen,LEDS,tape
2014

If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.

Unknown (via thexpotent)

This hit me harder than I expected.

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This means I would miss a ton of tea and coffee, since that’s all I seem to photograph nowadays….

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nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

pricklylegs:

These are gold.

speakfriendandenter:

Sansa lets me know when I been on tumblr too long

speakfriendandenter:

Sansa lets me know when I been on tumblr too long