Relief of Apries
Late Period, Dynas...Relief of Apries
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Apries, ca. 589570 B.C.
Apries, sixth king of the Saite Dynasty 26, spent much of his reign at war with the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar II. Much of this struggle was fought first in the Levant but also at Cyrene in L...
King Thutmose III
Dynasty 18, Reign...King Thutmose III
Dynasty 18, Reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1504-1405 B.C.
This colossal statue of Thutmose III wearing the White Crown was excavated at the temple of the solar god and god of warfare, Montu at Medamud, the ancient Madu. This king is represented in a pose of adoration and an in...
The God Horus Protecting King Nectanebo ...The God Horus Protecting King Nectanebo II
360-343 B.C.E.; Dynasty 30, reign of Nectanebo II; late period
Greywacke; H. 28 in. (71.1 cm), W. 8 in. (20.3 cm), D. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
From the earliest dynasties, the ancient Egyptians believed that their king was divine, an incarnation ...
The Central Park Obelisk .
The oldest...The Central Park Obelisk .
The oldest man-made object in Central Park is the Obelisk, located directly behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Although it is familiarly known as Cleopatra's Needle, the dedication of the Obelisk in fact had nothing to do with Cleopatra, but was a self-commissioned ...
Head of a King
Early Old Kin...Head of a King
Early Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3-early Dynasty 4, circa 2650-2600 BC
Provenance not known
46.167, Charles Edwin Wilbur Fund
Granite is extremely hard, but the sculptor of this statue was able to give the king's plump face and small features a softly natural quality, ...
Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and her son, Kin...Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and her son, King Pepy II
Egypt, probably from Upper Egypt.
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepy II, circa 2288?2224/2194 B.C.
Egyptian alabaster, 15 7/16 x 9 13/16 in. (39.2 x 24.9 cm).
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.119
Pepy II became king as a sm...
Statuette of Imhotep
Late Period, Dyn...Statuette of Imhotep
Late Period, Dynasty 30-Ptolemaic Period, 381-30 B.C.
Provenance not known
36.623, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Imhotep, an official of King Djoser in Dynasty 3, supervised the construction of the earliest known monumental stone structure, the Step Pyramid. Over ma...
Head of an Early Eighteenth Dynasty King...Head of an Early Eighteenth Dynasty King
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, circa 1539-1493 B.C.
Provenance unknown; probably from the area of Thebes
37.38E, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
This head comes from a royal statue made at the beginning of Dynasty 18. The simplified facial fe...
Hathor, Goddess of Love, Music and Beaut...Hathor, Goddess of Love, Music and Beauty...
by Caroline Seawright
Hathor (Het-Hert, Het-Heru, Hwt-Hert, Hethara), meaning "House of Horus [the Elder]", was a goddess of many things, from the celestial to the alcoholic! She was a celestial goddess, The Mistress of Heaven. A goddess of ...
King Siti 1st
Son of Ramesses I and Q...King Siti 1st
Son of Ramesses I and Queen Sitre, and the father of Ramesses II. As with all dates in Ancient Egypt, the actual dates of his reign are unclear, and various historians claim different dates, with 1294 BC ? 1279 BC and 1290 BC to 1279 BC being the most commonly used by scholars...
The False Door
by Jimmy Dunn
False d...The False Door
by Jimmy Dunn
False doors are a common element within Egyptian temples of the New Kingdom dedicated to their ancient gods, as well as much earlier mortuary temples dedicated to the deceased and within the tombs themselves (beginning with the 3rd Dynasty). They represented threshol...
From the tomb of Meketre
Middle Kingd...From the tomb of Meketre
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C.
Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes
Plastered and painted wood; H. of tallest figure 7 1/8 in. (18 cm)
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.12)
At Thebes, Herbert E. Winloc...
Model ca. 1985 B.C.E.; Dynasty 12, early...Model ca. 1985 B.C.E.; Dynasty 12, early reign of Amenemhat I; Middle Kingdom
Egyptian; Western Thebes
Gessoed and painted wood, linen twine, linen; L. 50 3/8 in. (128.9 cm)
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.1)
This model is not a modern reproduction, but was made nearly ...
Ancient Egyptian art at the Metropolitan...Ancient Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum
The collection of ancient Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum ranks among the finest outside Cairo. It consists of approximately 36,000 objects of artistic, historical, and cultural importance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca...
King Tut sleeping bag keeps you warm as ...King Tut sleeping bag keeps you warm as Egypt's golden sands
The ancient Egyptians transformed their dearly departed pharaohs into spectacularly decorated mummies for their journey into the afterlife. Now you can sleep the sleep of a hundred centuries with the King Tut sleeping bag!
A nefertiti costume , isn't cute ?...A nefertiti costume , isn't cute ?...
Wooden Statue of Metjetji
Old Kingd...Wooden Statue of Metjetji
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5-early Dynasty 6, circa 2371-2288 B.C.
Probably from Saqqara
Wood, gessoed and painted; alabaster, obsidian, and copper
51.1, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Metjetji, the subject of this statue, is also depicted in the two wooden statuettes...
Scribe Statue of Amenhotep, the son of N...Scribe Statue of Amenhotep, the son of Nebiry
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amunhotep II (circa 1426-1400 B.C.)
Said to be from Thebes
37.291, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
The Egyptians valued learning and literacy above all other skills, including physical strength and milita...
A love song:
O, my god, my lotus ...
...A love song:
O, my god, my lotus ...
The north wind is blowing ...
It is pleasant to go down to the river
My heart longs to enter it
To bathe with you.
I let you see my beauty
in a shirt of finest royal linen,
moist with balsam.
My hair is plaited with reeds
I enter the water to be with ...
Kneeling Statue of Senenmut
Egypt, fr...Kneeling Statue of Senenmut
Egypt, from Armant
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, 478/72?1458 B.C.
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.68
Old and Middle Kingdom kneeling statues show a subject with his hands resting on his thighs or...
King Senwosret III, 2005
Mid...King Senwosret III, 2005
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret III (circa 1836), possibly from Hierakonpolis
A masterpiece of Middle Kingdom royal sculpture, this statue of the Twelfth Dynasty king Senwosret III encapsulates the basic theme of this installation: the interacti...
Funerary Stela of Dedusobek
CG 2059...Funerary Stela of Dedusobek
CG 20596 Cairo Antiquities Museum
Material: Painted Limestone
Size: Height 28.5 cm; Width 18.5 cm
Location: Abydos, Northern Necropolis
Period: Middle Kingdom (2040-1640 BC)...
Lagre Kneeling Statue of Hetshepsut (wit...Lagre Kneeling Statue of Hetshepsut (with white crown)
Egyptian, Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III ca. 1473-1458 BC...
From Egypt with ... cats
The Cat in...From Egypt with ... cats
The Cat in Ancient Egypt
By Ilene Springer
After the pyramids and the kohl painted eyes, almost nothing evokes more awe and mystery than the fascination ancient Egyptians had with cats.
They were not only the most popular pet in the house, but their status ...
Antiquities Museum, Bibl...Ancient face
Antiquities Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina /alexandria...