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  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up of erroded sandstone rocks, Ios Cyclades Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • close up textures and layers of Sandstone schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • The layers of Sandstone on Ios Island Greece
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Iteti, sandstone, Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, (2500-2400 BC), Mastaba. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Fragmentary sandstone statue inscribed for Iteti, identified as "inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu"; Iteti, wearing curly wig and moustache (engraved on face), seated on chair with bull's legs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Iteti, sandstone, Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, (2500-2400 BC), Mastaba. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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Fragmentary sandstone statue inscribed for Iteti, identified as "inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu"; Iteti, wearing curly wig and moustache (engraved on face), seated on chair with bull's legs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Iteti, sandstone, Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, (2500-2400 BC), Mastaba. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Fragmentary sandstone statue inscribed for Iteti, identified as "inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu"; Iteti, wearing curly wig and moustache (engraved on face), seated on chair with bull's legs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Iteti, sandstone, Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, (2500-2400 BC), Mastaba. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Fragmentary sandstone statue inscribed for Iteti, identified as "inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu"; Iteti, wearing curly wig and moustache (engraved on face), seated on chair with bull's legs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Iteti, sandstone, Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, (2500-2400 BC), Mastaba. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Fragmentary sandstone statue inscribed for Iteti, identified as "inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khufu"; Iteti, wearing curly wig and moustache (engraved on face), seated on chair with bull's legs.
  • Middle Neolithic quartzose sandstone statue of a goddess from the archaeological site of Cott'e Baccas in Segarlu, Sardinia,. Museo archeologico nazionale, Cagliari, Italy. (National Archaeological Museum)  - Black Background
  • Roman mosaic of an early Christian Basilica from the Eastern Mediterranean, late 5th century AD. Marble blocks, limestone, sandstone and terracotta. The church has three naves and is represented in a 'flattened Perspective’ as can be seen by the facade and along sides forming a straight continuous line. The side wall is deliberately open to make the interior visible . Inv 3677, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Middle Neolithic quartzose sandstone statue of a goddess from the archaeological site of Cott'e Baccas in Segarlu, Sardinia,. Museo archeologico nazionale, Cagliari, Italy. (National Archaeological Museum) - White Background
  • Middle Neolithic quartzose sandstone statue of a goddess from the archaeological site of Cott'e Baccas in Segarlu, Sardinia,. Museo archeologico nazionale, Cagliari, Italy. (National Archaeological Museum)  - Art Background
  • Middle Neolithic quartzose sandstone statue of a goddess from the archaeological site of Cott'e Baccas in Segarlu, Sardinia,. Museo archeologico nazionale, Cagliari, Italy. (National Archaeological Museum) - Art Grey Background
  • Roman mosaic of an early Christian Basilica from the Eastern Mediterranean, late 5th century AD. Marble blocks, limestone, sandstone and terracotta. The church has three naves and is represented in a 'flattened Perspective’ as can be seen by the facade and along sides forming a straight continuous line. The side wall is deliberately open to make the interior visible . Inv 3677, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of an early Christian Basilica from the Eastern Mediterranean, late 5th century AD. Marble blocks, limestone, sandstone and terracotta. The church has three naves and is represented in a 'flattened Perspective’ as can be seen by the facade and along sides forming a straight continuous line. The side wall is deliberately open to make the interior visible . Inv 3677, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Middle Neolithic quartzose sandstone statue of a goddess from the archaeological site of Cott'e Baccas in Segarlu, Sardinia,. Museo archeologico nazionale, Cagliari, Italy. (National Archaeological Museum) - Grey Background
  • Roman mosaic of an early Christian Basilica from the Eastern Mediterranean, late 5th century AD. Marble blocks, limestone, sandstone and terracotta. The church has three naves and is represented in a 'flattened Perspective’ as can be seen by the facade and along sides forming a straight continuous line. The side wall is deliberately open to make the interior visible . Inv 3677, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Ancient Egyptian Talatat block with a female worhiper of tambourine player relief, sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC), Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background<br />
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The talatat was introduced to increase the speed new monuments to Aten could be built. The talatat were smaller, about 52x26x24 cm, than the usual building blocks used and therfore were easier to handle and build with. They were first used on the new buildings of Akhenaten at Thebes during his reign, the, after his capital was moved , for the monumenta of Amarna. When Amon was restored all the Aten temples were taken down and their blocks used in other buildings. Over 100,000 talatat have been excavated so far in Thebes and they represent a massive jigsaw puzzle as archaeologist try to piece them together into their original reliefs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the head of a criosphinx, sandstone, New Kigdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353 BC), Karnak, Temple of Khonsu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background,<br />
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From the New kingdom onwards a particular image of the god Amon was adopted, the criosphinx, which was a sphinx whose human head was replaced by the head of a ram, the animal form of Amon. A large number of criosphinx are still standing in Karnak today. Drovetti collection. C 846.
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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This sphinx statue show signs of remodelling. the accentuated curves of the eyebrows, the almond shaped eyes and the wide mouth with fleshy lips are still influenced by the late 18th Dynasty style. The long aquiline nose however is typical of Ramesside. The lappets of the nemes headdress and the beard show clear traces of unfinished re-carving. Drovetti Collection. C1409
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Wild Thyme flowering in the sandstone rocks of Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Ancient Egyptian , sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC, Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background,
  • Ancient Egyptian , sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC, Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,
  • Ancient Egyptian Talatat block with a female worhiper of tambourine player relief, sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC), Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
The talatat was introduced to increase the speed new monuments to Aten could be built. The talatat were smaller, about 52x26x24 cm, than the usual building blocks used and therfore were easier to handle and build with. They were first used on the new buildings of Akhenaten at Thebes during his reign, the, after his capital was moved , for the monumenta of Amarna. When Amon was restored all the Aten temples were taken down and their blocks used in other buildings. Over 100,000 talatat have been excavated so far in Thebes and they represent a massive jigsaw puzzle as archaeologist try to piece them together into their original reliefs.
  • Ancient Egyptian Talatat block with a female worhiper of tambourine player relief, sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC), Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The talatat was introduced to increase the speed new monuments to Aten could be built. The talatat were smaller, about 52x26x24 cm, than the usual building blocks used and therfore were easier to handle and build with. They were first used on the new buildings of Akhenaten at Thebes during his reign, the, after his capital was moved , for the monumenta of Amarna. When Amon was restored all the Aten temples were taken down and their blocks used in other buildings. Over 100,000 talatat have been excavated so far in Thebes and they represent a massive jigsaw puzzle as archaeologist try to piece them together into their original reliefs.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background, <br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background, <br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
<br />
Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the head of a criosphinx, sandstone, New Kigdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353 BC), Karnak, Temple of Khonsu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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From the New kingdom onwards a particular image of the god Amon was adopted, the criosphinx, which was a sphinx whose human head was replaced by the head of a ram, the animal form of Amon. A large number of criosphinx are still standing in Karnak today. Drovetti collection. C 846.
  • Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the head of a criosphinx, sandstone, New Kigdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353 BC), Karnak, Temple of Khonsu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
<br />
From the New kingdom onwards a particular image of the god Amon was adopted, the criosphinx, which was a sphinx whose human head was replaced by the head of a ram, the animal form of Amon. A large number of criosphinx are still standing in Karnak today. Drovetti collection. C 846.
  • Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the head of a criosphinx, sandstone, New Kigdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353 BC), Karnak, Temple of Khonsu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background,<br />
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From the New kingdom onwards a particular image of the god Amon was adopted, the criosphinx, which was a sphinx whose human head was replaced by the head of a ram, the animal form of Amon. A large number of criosphinx are still standing in Karnak today. Drovetti collection. C 846.
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
<br />
This sphinx statue show signs of remodelling. the accentuated curves of the eyebrows, the almond shaped eyes and the wide mouth with fleshy lips are still influenced by the late 18th Dynasty style. The long aquiline nose however is typical of Ramesside. The lappets of the nemes headdress and the beard show clear traces of unfinished re-carving. Drovetti Collection. C1409
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
<br />
This sphinx statue show signs of remodelling. the accentuated curves of the eyebrows, the almond shaped eyes and the wide mouth with fleshy lips are still influenced by the late 18th Dynasty style. The long aquiline nose however is typical of Ramesside. The lappets of the nemes headdress and the beard show clear traces of unfinished re-carving. Drovetti Collection. C1409
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
<br />
This sphinx statue show signs of remodelling. the accentuated curves of the eyebrows, the almond shaped eyes and the wide mouth with fleshy lips are still influenced by the late 18th Dynasty style. The long aquiline nose however is typical of Ramesside. The lappets of the nemes headdress and the beard show clear traces of unfinished re-carving. Drovetti Collection. C1409
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
<br />
This sphinx statue show signs of remodelling. the accentuated curves of the eyebrows, the almond shaped eyes and the wide mouth with fleshy lips are still influenced by the late 18th Dynasty style. The long aquiline nose however is typical of Ramesside. The lappets of the nemes headdress and the beard show clear traces of unfinished re-carving. Drovetti Collection. C1409
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Roman mosaic of an early Christian Basilica from the Eastern Mediterranean, late 5th century AD. Marble blocks, limestone, sandstone and terracotta. The church has three naves and is represented in a 'flattened Perspective’ as can be seen by the facade and along sides forming a straight continuous line. The side wall is deliberately open to make the interior visible . Inv 3677, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Wild Thyme flowering in the sandstone rocks of Ios, Cyclades Islands Greece
  • Ancient Egyptian Talatat block with a female worhiper of tambourine player relief, sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC), Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
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The talatat was introduced to increase the speed new monuments to Aten could be built. The talatat were smaller, about 52x26x24 cm, than the usual building blocks used and therfore were easier to handle and build with. They were first used on the new buildings of Akhenaten at Thebes during his reign, the, after his capital was moved , for the monumenta of Amarna. When Amon was restored all the Aten temples were taken down and their blocks used in other buildings. Over 100,000 talatat have been excavated so far in Thebes and they represent a massive jigsaw puzzle as archaeologist try to piece them together into their original reliefs.
  • Ancient Egyptian Talatat block with a female worhiper of tambourine player relief, sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC), Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The talatat was introduced to increase the speed new monuments to Aten could be built. The talatat were smaller, about 52x26x24 cm, than the usual building blocks used and therfore were easier to handle and build with. They were first used on the new buildings of Akhenaten at Thebes during his reign, the, after his capital was moved , for the monumenta of Amarna. When Amon was restored all the Aten temples were taken down and their blocks used in other buildings. Over 100,000 talatat have been excavated so far in Thebes and they represent a massive jigsaw puzzle as archaeologist try to piece them together into their original reliefs.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian sculpture of the head of a criosphinx, sandstone, New Kigdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353 BC), Karnak, Temple of Khonsu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background,<br />
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From the New kingdom onwards a particular image of the god Amon was adopted, the criosphinx, which was a sphinx whose human head was replaced by the head of a ram, the animal form of Amon. A large number of criosphinx are still standing in Karnak today. Drovetti collection. C 846.
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon cross shaft fragment - 800-899. The sculptures in the sandstone cross are geomentric patterns known as interlace or knot-work. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Holy Island, Northumberland, England
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Anglo Saxon sandstone cross shaft fragment, 775-840. The complicated pattern depicts ribbon shaped animals with long thin bodies and legs. An animals face can be seen in the bottom right in profile with one eye and a mouth .Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • close up textures and layers of Shale schists on the Island of Ios, Cyclades Islands, Greece

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