alaaddinsmagiclamp: A tale of two cultures Irene Gonou Irini Gonou, from ‘Al-Khat, the magic script’ a series of installation pieces in Alatza Imaret, an Ottoman monument of the 15th century in the city of Thessaloniki. Al-Khatt is the script seen as an image, a symbol or a charm. script (khtt.net - Al-Khat, the magic script at Alatza Imaret. gönderdi)
Sandstone statue of king Montuhotep II
Statue of the king shows him in his Heb-sed (jubilee) costume. This feast was meant to renew the king’s youth and demonstrate his strength as king, so as to be show to be fit to rule Egypt.
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th dynasty, 2051 - 2000 BC.
Found in Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Montuhotep II
Source: Metropolitan Museum