Polychrome low relief in tomb of Ptahhotep, Ṣaqqārah, Egypt, slide

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Organization
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Summary
"The mastaba of Ptahhotep, northwest of the Step Pyramid, is a funerary complex built for two Ptahhoteps and an Akhihotep. Ptahhotep ('Ptah is happy'), one of the greatest noblemen of late Fifth Dynasty, is represented in bas-relief in his mastaba, seated in front of an offering table laden with half-loaves of bread." [Zahi Hawass, 2003: The Treasures of the Pyramids. White Star Publishers]. "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has remains of several pyramids from 5th and 6th dynasties and the famous Step Pyramid, the earliest true pyramid in Egypt, built for King Zoser (Djoser) of the 3rd dynasty ca. 2630 BC by his prime minister Imhotep. It is not to be confused with the modern town of the same name." [The J. P. Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographical Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
Topic
Cultural landscapes
Monuments
Architecture
Inscriptions
Mural painting and decoration
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Restrictions & Rights
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description
slide : col
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
1965
Place
Egypt
Africa
Type
Color slides
Local number
T 6 EGY 71.4 EE 65
EEPA EECL 17124