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Palace of King Kamose and Ahmose at Dier el Ballace

 late 17th/early 18th Dynasty: the North Palace

 

The Grand Palace of King Amenhotep III ( Malkata)

 
 

Ceiling and tile decor

Tiles and Decor

The King's Bedroom

Decor in the kings bedchamber

Decor in the kings bedchamber

 

 

Hall way to the throne room

Palace tiles and Decor

Palace Ceiling

Palace Ceiling

Palace Ceiling

 

The Royal Palaces and City of Akhetaten

THE PALACE ARRIVAL -

The city river bank at the Palace quay is depicted at the end of Akhenaten's reign, a foreign emissary from Mittannia is arriving in a sea going ship.

He perhaps brings the husband asked for by Nefertiti for one of her daughter's to prevent the Dynasty's collapse after the death of Akhenaten.

It depicts the priest greeting the ship, standing on the quay, the details of the shrine on the quay side, the arcaded palace walks and gardens and the river bank moorings

are taken from a scene in the Tomb of May (Plate V, Rock Tombs of Amarna V). In the distance are the pylons of the Small Temple with the city houses beyond.

   

This composite computer and photographic image was commissioned by Chris Sloan,

Art Director of the National Geographic the computer Graphics were produced by Adam Howard of 4Site/Redvision and Michael Mallinson of Mallinson Architects,

the costumes were designed and produced by Kate Spence.

The photography was by Rob Clark of the National Geographic and the shot was directed by Chris Sloan, at the Castle Studios, Dulwich.

 

THE VISIT TO THE TEMPLE -

The Columned Portico in front of the Temple Sanctuary is depicted during a visit to the Temple by Akhenaten, Nefertiti and the Queen Mother Tiy taken from a depiction

in the Tomb of Huya, (Plate IX Rock Tombs of Amarna III). The offering is in progress on one of the courtyard altars of blue Lotus flowers by a priest, and musicians are singing

in front of the reliefs depicting the Royal Family offering to the Aten, while other offerings of round bread and flowers are being carried in by priestesses.

A soldier guards the royal entourage. In the distance gold leafed gates in a gateway based on that found in the shrine of the house of Panhesy lead to the sanctuary.

The Portico shades a 1-1/2 scale limestone sculptures of Akhenaten. The design of the columns were based on fragments found during excavations.

Kate Spence based the design of the clothing on her studies of those depicted in the Amarna tombs and statues of the period, and experiments with cloth lengths based

on those found in the tomb of Tutankamen.

 

 

 

Petrie’s reconstruction of a column featuring pendant ducks, from the Great Palace

Petrie’s reconstruction of a column featuring pendant ducks, from the Great Palace

Petrie’s copy of a the bottom part of a wall-painting in the ‘Harem Quarter’, placed above a reconstruction of the painted dado

Petrie’s copy of a the bottom part of a wall-painting in the ‘Harem Quarter’, placed above a reconstruction of the painted dado

Details of the wall painting in the ‘Harem Quarter’

Details of the wall painting in the ‘Harem Quarter’

Petrie’s copy of a fragment of wall-painting showing horses
Petrie’s copy of a fragment of wall-painting showing horses

View of the garden court showing the location (restored) of one of the paintings of the ‘Green Room’
View of the garden court showing the location (restored) of one of the paintings of the ‘Green Room’

Reconstructed placing of the decorative scheme of the ‘Green Room’. The version of the painting is a recreation by F. Weatherhead
Reconstructed placing of the decorative scheme of the ‘Green Room’. 

The version of the painting is a recreation by F. Weatherhead

Watercolour copy of one of the ‘Green Room’ paintings, by N. de G. Davies
Watercolour copy of one of the ‘Green Room’ paintings, by N. de G. Davies

Watercolour copies of paintings around the garden court, by F. G. Newton
Watercolour copies of paintings around the garden court, by F. G. Newton

 

 

Decoration Tiles

 

Decoration Tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconstruction of the walls and floors of the north part of the ‘Harem Quarter’ showing the location of Petrie’s wall-paintings  

 Petrie’s reconstruction of a column was decorated with Glass

Amarna 3 by historyanorak.

Remnants of the wall paintings of Amarna.
The ancient Egyptian capital city newly–established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty 

Amarna 2 by historyanorak.

Remnants of the wall paintings of Amarna.
The ancient Egyptian capital city newly–established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty 

Amarna 1 by historyanorak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remnants of the wall paintings of Amarna.
The ancient Egyptian capital city newly–established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty 

 

 
 
 

The Palace of King Ramses III Thebes

   
The Throne Room Plan of Medinet Habu Palace
The Throne Room Window of Appearance
Medinet Habu Palace   

Fort Palace of Ramses II

Throne room in King Merenptah palace in Memphis

 King Merenptah palace in Memphis

Palace of King Apris in Memphis

 

 

 

 

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