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photoblog image Lisbon-Gulbenkian Museum

Lisbon-Gulbenkian Museum

 

I try to visit the Gulbenkian whenever I am in Lisbon and this is just about my favourite piece.  It is an obsidian head of Pharoah Senwosret (or Senusret) III, of the 12th dynasty, dating from about 1860 BC.  

 

This is not a black and white conversion, but the original colour image.

Lisbon-Gulbenkian Museum

 

I try to visit the Gulbenkian whenever I am in Lisbon and this is just about my favourite piece.  It is an obsidian head of Pharoah Senwosret (or Senusret) III, of the 12th dynasty, dating from about 1860 BC.  

 

This is not a black and white conversion, but the original colour image.

comments (11)

spectacular image Tom... it is difficult to believe that this sculpture was made in the 1860 BC...
the mounting by the museum is wonderful... the shadow on the right is a perfect profile of the Pharaoh's head....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter - it is almost the first thing one sees on entering the first gallery.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Nov 2016, 02:27
C'est très joli avec es deux ombres.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
The shadows are wonderful!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Nov 2016, 04:34
I really like his companions, Tom.
Tom Wilson: They certainly stick by him smile
Wonderful with these shadows Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2016, 06:50
Powerful stuff Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - these ancient sculptors knew what they were about!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2016, 07:00
I can see why you are so drawn to it, Tom
Tom Wilson: Pulls the eye!
An impressive picture of an impressive artefact tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill
The best part for me Tom, is the two shadow images.
Tom Wilson: They make the scene, don't they?
It looks like he has a toothache with a swelling of his jaw on one side.
Tom Wilson: He, he - a trick of the lighting, Mary smile
Terrific shot Tom, I like the almost B.& W. tones.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian.

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