(from Greek: ?????, ste-le-, I...Stelae
(from Greek: ?????, ste-le-, IPA: [?stili]; plural: stelae, ??????, ste-lai, IPA: [?stila?]; also found: Latinised singular stela and Anglicised plural steles) is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected for funerary or commemorative purposes, most usually decorate...
Lion at Rest
Ptolemic Period, 305-3...Lion at Rest
Ptolemic Period, 305-30 B.C.
Reportedly from Giza
33.383, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
The Egyptians used leonine images for a variety of purposes, including depictions of lions themselves, as figures of powerful goddesses such as Wadjet, Bastet, or Sakhmet, or as sym...
Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta
...Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early in the reign of Amunhotep III, circa 1390?1353 B.C.
Limestone, 15 3/4 x 8 9/16 x 9 1/4 in. (40 x 21.8 x 23.5 cm).
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 40.523
To express the physical and spiritual bond between two ind...
Two Aspects of the Sun
Amentet ...Two Aspects of the Sun
Amentet (the setting sun) and Re-Horakhty (the rising sun) sitting on their thrones wearing swanky dresses. Hathor (left) and Horus, are flanking....
EYE OF A QUEEN
Metropolitan Museum of...EYE OF A QUEEN
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dynasty 18, reign of Akhe...Faience beads
Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
ca. 1353-1336 B.C.
This necklace of faience beads, called a broad collar, is a durable version of the elaborate perishable floral collars worn by banquet guests. Such necklaces are seen in banquet scenes and are painted on statues from the Old Kingdo...
Ancient Egyptian jewelry
Th...Ancient Egyptian jewelry
The ancient Egyptians were brilliant innovators in the creation of jewelry. The ancient Egyptians loved ornamentation, jewelry was designed, crafted and worn with great care. Fine jewelry was valued not only for beauty but also for the magical and spiritual prot...
The mummy cover of Panehsy
Dating fro...The mummy cover of Panehsy
Dating from: approx. 925-850 B.C., material: cartonnage, length: 178 cm, origin: Thebes (Egypt)
Life after death was a matter of great importance to the ancient Egyptians, who even started to prepare themselves for the afterlife when they still were in the prime of l...
The goddess Ahti
Possibly the most we...The goddess Ahti
Possibly the most weird and maladjusted of all Egyptian deities as to the combination of animals by which she was built.
Little of her is know except from depictions and her personality was said to be spiteful.
Hippos had always represented disorder and strength and was feard b...
A stele (from Greek: ?????, ste-le-, IPA...A stele (from Greek: ?????, ste-le-, IPA: [?stili]; plural: stelae, ??????, ste-lai, IPA: [?stila?]; also found: Latinised singular stela and Anglicised plural steles) is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected for funerary or commemorative purposes, most usually decorated ...
Lid of the Sarcophagus of Padiinpu
...Lid of the Sarcophagus of Padiinpu
Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC
From Hardai (Kynopolis)
34.1222, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Although anthropoid, or mummiform, coffins made of stone instead of wood first appeared during the New Kingdom (circa 1539-1070 BC), they did not become com...
Offering Scenes of King Sobekhotep III
...Offering Scenes of King Sobekhotep III
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty XIII, reign of Sobekhotep III (circa 1744-1741 B.C.)
From Sheel, an island near Elephantine Island an Aswan
77,19a-c, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Sobekhotep III offers vessels to the goddesses Satis (left)...
Relief of Ramesses II
New Kingdom, ...Relief of Ramesses II
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, reign of Ramesses II (circa 1279-1213 B.C.)
Probably from the Temple of Ramesses II at Abydos
11.670, Museum Collection Fund
The color and style of this relief strongly suggest not only that it came from the temple of Ramesses II a...
Stela of Ramesses II
19th Dynasty X...Stela of Ramesses II
19th Dynasty XIX, reign of Ramesses II (circa 1279-1213 B.C.)
Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in the forecourt of the temple at Amarah West in Nubia in 1939
39.420, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
This stela commemorates King Ramesses II's presentation...
Funerary Figuirine of Ramesses II
New...Funerary Figuirine of Ramesses II
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, end of the reign of Ramesses II (circa 1213 B.C.)
08.480.5, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Ramesses II, one of Egypt's mightiest pharoahs, left countless monuments throughout the Nile Valley. Ironically, however, his t...
Mummy Case of Nespanetjerenpere
Egypt, ...Mummy Case of Nespanetjerenpere
Egypt, probably from Thebes.
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 to early Dynasty 25, circa 945?712 B.C.
Cartonnage (linen or papyrus mixed with plaster), paint, glass and lapis lazuli on inlaid eyes and eyebrows, 69 3/4 in. (177 cm.) high.
Brooklyn Museum, Char...
Head of an Egyptian Official
The Broo...Head of an Egyptian Official
The Brooklyn Black Head
Egypt, provenance unknown, reportedly from Memphis.
Ptolemaic Period, first century B.C.
Diorite, 16 5/16 x 11 3/16 x 13 7/8 in. (41.4 x 28.5 x 35.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.30
The rich, dark patina of this hea...
Is the mummy of Cleopatra buried in Pari...Is the mummy of Cleopatra buried in Paris?
Cleopatra VII, the great Cleopatra, the big nose of geopolitical power, is in Paris. It is a matter of justice, because what would be better for a woman like her? Specifically, she is buried in the gardens of the National Library of France, at its old ...
Relief of Kiya, later recarved for Merit...Relief of Kiya, later recarved for Meritaten.
Arrows show original carving and later re-carving for Meritaten....
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett...Head Case
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
The quartzite head of a princess?possibly Meritaten, the daughter of King Akhenaten?displays an unusual skull shape, most likely a family trait exaggerated by the artistic style of the period. King Tut?her half brother or uncle?definitely had a long, narro...
Tutankamun was not given...Tutankamun
Tutankamun was not given this name at birth, but rather Tutankhaten (meaning "Living Image of the Aten), squarely placing him in the line of pharaohs following Akhenaten, the heretic pharaoh, who was most likely his father. His mother was probably Kiya, though this too is in question...
The mummies have a long ...Very cheap
The mummies have a long connection with Derby. In 1836, the local collector and Mayor of Derby, Joseph Strutt, had a mummy that was mentioned in Pigot and Company?s Commercial Directory for Derbyshire:
a singularly fine Egyptian mummy?quite admirably displayed in a superb suite of r...
Aah (like "awe"), was an old god in charge of the moonyear (12x30 days). Besides meaning moon his name can be inter- preted as "collar", "em- brace" and "defender".
His duties were shadowy and he was seen as a moon crescent often with sun disk upon it (two pictures le...
Early Dynastic Egypt
by Toby A H Wilk...Early Dynastic Egypt
by Toby A H Wilkinson
The furthest visible horizon in ancient Egypt, where prehistory meets history, has always been an area of tantalising fragments, both literally and metaphorically. It is little wonder that students of Egyptology, particularly newcomers to the subj...
The legendary queen Tye of king Amenhote...The legendary queen Tye of king Amenhoteb 3 as portrayed by Shadi Abdel salam creator of the master piece movie ( the night of counting the years ) for his never done movie ( Akhenaton ) .