Hetepni, an Ancient Egyptian Tax Collector

Seated statue of Hetepni, chamberlain of the King. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2200 BC, from Saqqara, Egypt, now at Neues Museum AM 34428
Seated statue of Hetepni, chamberlain of the King, 2200 BC

 

Hetepni was an accountant and tax collector in the revenue office of the king over 4000 years ago in Egypt. Found in Saqqara, this mortuary statue tells us that he was was responsible:

‘…for the counting of everything that crawled or flew in the water and in the marshland‘.

The statue dates from the end of the 6th Dynasty, the last of the Old Kingdom, after which Egypt entered a period of political unrest. He may have served was Pepi II, who is credited at being one of the longest reigning monarchs in history at 94 years.

Seated statue of Hetepni, chamberlain of the King. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2200BC, from Saqqara, Neues Museum AM 34428
Seated statue of Hetepni, chamberlain of the King, 2200 BC
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‘Lasts’ Art Installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza

I was pleased to be involved in the exciting collaboration between artists Elena Hutchcroft, Karolina Nieduza and the Alfred Gillett Trust for Somerset Art Weeks 2017.

‘Lasts’ is an art installation in response to Street’s rich history of shoe making, bringing traditional lasts to life in a contemporary installation.

‘Lasts’ art installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza in the Alfred Gillett Trust barn for Somerset Art Weeks 2017
‘Lasts’ art installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza in the Alfred Gillett Trust barn for Somerset Art Weeks 2017
‘Lasts’ art installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza in the Alfred Gillett Trust barn for Somerset Art Weeks 2017
‘Lasts’ art installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza in the Alfred Gillett Trust barn for Somerset Art Weeks 2017

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Photos of the 2017 British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

1st: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
1st: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2nd: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
2nd: Valtteri Bottas,
Mercedes
3rd: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
3rd: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
4th: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
4th: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
5th: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
5th: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
6th: Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
6th: Nico Hulkenberg, Renault
7th: Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
8th: Esteban Ocon, Force India
8th: Esteban Ocon, Force India
10th: Felipe Massa, Williams
10th: Felipe Massa, Williams
11th: Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren
11th: Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren
12th: Kevin Magnussen, Haas
12th: Kevin Magnussen, Haas
13th: Romain Grosjean, Haas
13th: Romain Grosjean, Haas
14th: Marcus Ericsson, Sauber (being caught by Esteban Ocon)
14th: Marcus Ericsson, Sauber (being caught by Esteban Ocon)
15th: Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso (moments after taking out his team mate Carlos Sainz Jr.)
15th: Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso (moments after taking out his team mate Carlos Sainz Jr.)
16th: Lance Stroll, Williams
17th: Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber
17th: Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber
18th: Fernando Alonso, McLaren
18th: Fernando Alonso, McLaren
19th: Carlos Sainz Jr., Toro Rosso
19th: Carlos Sainz Jr., Toro Rosso
20th: Jolyon Palmer, Renault
20th: Jolyon Palmer, Renault

Tomb of Michelangelo, Basilica di Santa Croce

Tomb of Michelangelo, Basilica of Santa Croce

The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti can be found in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. Realised by Vasari in 1570, the tomb includes three marble sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master.

It is Sculpture however, that is most distraught to have lost such a genius.