Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Egyptian Reliefs Reproductions

All Egyptian reliefs were painted. Pigments were mostly mineral, chosen to withstand strong sunlight without fading. Many ancient Egyptian paintings have survived due to Egypt's extremely dry climate. The paintings were often made with the intent of making a pleasant afterlife for the deceased. The themes included journey through the afterworld or protective deities introducing the deceased to the gods of the underworld (such as Osiris). Egyptian paintings are painted in such a way to show a profile view and a side view of the animal or person. For example, the painting to the right shows the head from a profile view and the body from a frontal view. Their main colors were red, blue, black, gold, and green. The beginnings can be found in tombs of the 3rd dynasty but painting of the highest quality is found as early as the 4th dynasty. The tradition of fine painting was continued in the Middle Kingdom. The best relief work of the period is found at Thebes in the tomb of Mentuhotep II at Dayr al-Bahri and in the little shrine of Sesostris I at Karnak. In the early 18th dynasty the relief tradition was revived at Thebes and can best be observed in the carvings in Hatshepsut's temple at Dayr al-Bahri. Later royal reliefs of Amenhotep III and of the post-Amarna kings show a stylistic refinement that was carried to its best in the reign of Seti I, at Karnak, at Abydos, and in his tomb at Thebes. The 18th dynasty also saw Egyptian painting reach its highest achievement in the tombs of the nobles at Thebes. Interest in relief subsequently passed to the work in the temples of the 19th and 20th dynasties. The most dramatic subject was war, whether the so-called triumph of Ramses II at Kadesh. The artistic renaissance of the 25th and 26th dynasties is less evident in painting and relief rather than in sculpture.

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Egyptian Stele of Dedia with Osiris Isis and Horus

Egyptian Stele of Dedia with Osiris Isis and Horus

Item No. A0242
Dimensions: 16.1" x 12.2" (41 cm x 31 cm)
$799.00
Egyptian Relief Fresco Parade from Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Egyptian Relief Fresco Parade from Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Item No. A0060
Dimensions: 12.6" x 15.4" (32 cm x 39 cm)
$660.00
Egyptian Grand-Scale Ceremonial Wall Sculpture

Egyptian Grand-Scale Ceremonial Wall Sculpture

Item No. X014
Dimensions: 33.5"W x 3"D x 46"H (85 cm x 8 cm x 117 cm)
$349.00
Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I and Goddess Maat Temple Relief

Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I and Goddess Maat Temple Relief

Item No. 3103SP
Dimensions: 38"H x 20.5"W (97 x 52 cm)
$349.00
Egyptian Pharaoh King Seti I Coronation Wall Relief

Egyptian Pharaoh King Seti I Coronation Wall Relief

Item No. 9008
Dimensions: 33"H x 29"W (84 x 74 cm)
$329.00
Egyptian Pharaoh Seti father of Ramses II Temple Relief

Egyptian Pharaoh Seti father of Ramses II Temple Relief

Item No. 3105SP
Dimensions: 31"H x 17"W (78 x 43 cm)
$299.00
Egyptian God Thoth Tehuti Freize Wall Relief

Egyptian God Thoth Tehuti Freize Wall Relief

Item No. 9011
Dimensions: 38"H x 22"W (97 x 56 cm)
$299.00
Egyptian Pharaoh Seti Offering to Maat Wall Relief

Egyptian Pharaoh Seti Offering to Maat Wall Relief

Item No. 9009
Dimensions: 38"H x 20.5"W (97 x 52 cm)
$299.00
Egyptian Pharaoh King Seti I Coronation Wall Relief

Egyptian Pharaoh King Seti I Coronation Wall Relief

Item No. 9007
Dimensions: 33"H x 29"W (84 x 74 cm)
$299.00
Winged Isis Egyptian Goddess Wall Relief Frieze

Winged Isis Egyptian Goddess Wall Relief Frieze

Item No. 9010
Dimensions: 38"W x 20.5"H (97 x 52 cm)
$299.00
Tutankhamun Royal Cartouche Wall Sculpture

Tutankhamun Royal Cartouche Wall Sculpture

Item No. X008
Dimensions: 30.5"W x 2"D x 32.5"H (77 cm x 5 cm x 83 cm)
$229.00
King Tutankhamen Wall Sculpture

King Tutankhamen Wall Sculpture

Item No. X005
Dimensions: 16.5"W x 8.5"D x 21.5"H (42 cm x 22 cm x 55 cm)
$229.00
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