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Hycsos Sphinx

BPLDC no.: 08_04_000037

 

Page Title: Hycsos Sphinx

 

Collection: Tupper Scrapbooks Collection

 

Album: Volume 26: Lower Egypt. Pyramids.

 

Call no. 4098B.104 v26 (p. 36)

 

Creator: Tupper, William Vaughn

 

Description: Scrapbook page containing a photograph of Egyptian sphinx statues, annotated with information about the statues. The page also includes three drawings of cartouches and information about the Hyksos dynasty.

 

Subjects:

Egyptian (ancient)

statue

Sphinxes

 

Page size: 33 x 38.1 cm

 

Annotations:

Mariette 1863.

Considered by him"comme des produits de l'art des pasteurs."

"These differ from other Egyptian monuments in a very marked way as one sees by comparing them with the Sphinx of Tutmes III and Ramses II. The face is round, the eyes are small, the nose flattened, the cheek bones projecting, the lower lip sliphtly advanced, the ears are those of a bull wehile the mane of a lion encircles the visage."On one of them one can descipher the name of the Shepherd Kind Apopi [Apepa]. Later Meneptah erased the name and substituted his cartouches. Still later Pasebxanu XXI dynasty put his name on the breast [place of honor] erasing that of the monarch for whom it was graven. This gives ground for a German theory that it antedates"les Pasteurs"and belongs to XII. Dynasty.

XVI.

Dynasty

Hyksos.

Apepa.

XIX

Dynasty B.C. 1400

Thebes

Meneptah

Pharoah

of

Exodus.

XXI. Dynasty

Tanis

Pasebxanu I.

B.C. 1100.

 

Language: English and French, photograph titled in French

 

Rights: No known restrictions.

 

Coverage: Egypt

 

Notes: Title supplied by cataloger, derived from captions or annotated information.

 

Format: Scrapbooks

 

Technique: Photographs, Albumen prints

 

BPL Department: Print Department

 

Photo 1:

Photographer: Sébah, J. Pascal

 

Title: 215 Sphinx Hycsos (Musée Ghizeh)

 

Caption: Hycsos Sphinx Excavation Tanis. Black Granite.

 

Date: ca. 1860-1890

 

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