Head from a statue of Amenhotep I
18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
King Amenhotep I, second ruler of Dynasty 18, made his own contributions toward the temple at Deir el-Bahri built by Mentuhotep II at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. Most notably, he endowed the processional way, along which the god Amun’s image was carried once a year toward Mentuhotep’s sanctuary, with a row of mummiform (Osiride) statues of himself. These statues are remarkable not only for their imposing original height of more than 2.5 meters (9 feet) but also for the individuality of their faces. This fragment of a face with a fleshy nose and split chin comes from an example of the series that is especially artistically refined: a true portrait of an individual person who was king of Egypt. Like some others in the group, the head shows signs that it was damaged in antiquity and later repaired with the help of a dovetail dowel.
(Source: The Met Museum)
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This is a beautifully preserved Lepidodendron “bark” fossil from the Upper Carboniferous, Silesia Coal Beds in Poland. It’s approximately 305 million years old.
Lepidodendron (also known as the “Scale tree”) is an extinct genus of primitive, vascular, arborescent (tree-like) plant related to the Lycopsids (club mosses). It was part of the coal forest flora. They sometimes reached heights of over 30 metres.
This early Rauschenberg transfer drawing is now on view, along with other gems from the Whitney Museum’s collection, in the exhibition Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts, on view through October 19.
Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1958. Solvent transfer on paper with graphite, gouache, watercolor, and paper, 24 1/8 × 36 1/8 inches (61.6 × 91.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Friedman. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, NYC
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A jaw section of a Hadrosaur, Kritosaurus from the Judith River Formation of Montana with about 20 rooted teeth embedded in it.