Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm shamelessly indulging a personal love of black and white photos, but maybe other people love it too.  (I miss black and white film more than colour film.)  It's a great photo taken by Ted Forbes in 2008.  It's copyright so you'll have to follow the link to Flickr.


Dennis said...

I have copies of some 1900's B/W photos of Egyption sites. The originals were sold on EBay some years back for nearly nothing. I can send my digital copies to you if you are interested. Dennis

Stuart Tyler said...

Kate - i share your love of black and white photos.
There is something about them which makes me look at them with more enthusiasm than modern photos.

Thanks for posting these,


Ken said...

I would LOVE to see them. I have been loving the photos on flickr and many of them are hanging on my office wall. Especially pictures of the nile before that cursed damn was built.

Dennis said...

Ken, I have no EMail address for you and no site to post these on.

Kate Phizackerley said...

Dennis, I'd love to see them. If you would like me to make them available, I can host them and link them from here.


Ash said...

Hi Kate,

Comparing Tut's reconstructed face (from mummy measuremenets) to the face the wooden statue depicts, they both seems to be different. Again comparing Tut's golden mask to wooden statue there appears some simmilarity.
Possibly, the mould from wooden statue might have been used to make the golden mask. Any comments?

Stuart Tyler said...

Dennis- i would love to see some digital copies if your offer is open to all. I may even be able to use some of them on my own blog.

I would be most grateful. Thanks,


Kate Phizackerley said...

Dennis has kindly sent me scans. I'll pop them up in the next few days - sorry I'm a bit distracted by something else at present.

Kate Phizackerley said...

I really like the idea that the statue might also have served as a mold.

Stephanie said...

I`m not sure if the "mannequin" could have served as a mold for the goldmask (or other representations). I agree that the faces look very similar as with most of Tut`s representations but there are slight differences, too, for example the chin of the mannequin appears to be stronger than that of the goldmask. The face looks quite young as well (maybe around fifteen?) so I don`t think it was used for other representations at the time of his death (but then,it is sometimes proposed that much of the funerary equipment including the goldmask may have been crafted earlier during his reign).
Anyway, in some photos the mannequin appears to be so life-like that one nearly expects it to talk at any moment.

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