Detail of the wooden coffincanopy of Yuy...Detail of the wooden coffincanopy of Yuya from tomb KV46.
Egyptian Museum Cairo.
On 5 February 1905 James Edward Quibell stumbled upon an unbelievably rich and little disturbed tomb. The occupants turned out to be Yuya (Joeja) and Tjuyu (Toeja), father and mother of Queen Tiye (Teje), the princi...
Mummy case of a Youth in a Tunic and Man...Mummy case of a Youth in a Tunic and Mantle from Tuna el Gebel Egypt 140-190 CE Plaster lapis and glass-inlaid eyes...
Bastet, Egyptian Goddess of the Rising S...Bastet, Egyptian Goddess of the Rising Sun
The 'Cat Goddess'
Bastet, an ancient Egyptian goddess, was playful and friendly. She was also known for her fierce protective nature. Bastet (also known as Basthet, or simply as Bast) was one of the earliest of the Egyptian goddesses but was worshipped ...
Anubis escorting the deceased lady to Ra...Anubis escorting the deceased lady to Ra-hor-akhti...
The sympol of ANKH
Deir-el-bahari tem...The sympol of ANKH
Deir-el-bahari temple of Queen Hatchibsut ....
Page from the Book of the Dead of Hunefe...Page from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer
British Museum EA 9901/3
The judgement of the dead in the presence of Osiris
19th Dynasty, around 1275 BC
This is an excellent example of one of the many fine vignettes (illustrations) from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer.The scene reads f...
Figure of Roy
British Museum EA81.
G...Figure of Roy
British Museum EA81.
19th dynasty, about 1220 BC.
From Thebes, probably from Temple of Karnak.
Roy became High Priest of Amun in the last years of the king Ramesses II and remained in office until the reign of Sety II. His arms rest on a sacred emblem in the form o...
Painted limestone statue of Nenkheftka
...Painted limestone statue of Nenkheftka
A provincial official at the height of the Old Kingdom
From Deshasha, Egypt
5th Dynasty, around 2400 BC
This statue comes from Nenkheftka's tomb at Deshasha. Free-standing statues such as this were a characteristic feature of the tombs of the Old Kingdo...
Bust of a granite statue of Ramesses II
...Bust of a granite statue of Ramesses II
British Museum EA 67
From the Temple of Khnum, Aswan, Elephantine Island
19th Dynasty, around 1250 BC
Many of the main attributes of Egyptian royalty are visible on this statue of King Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC). He is shown wearing the two crowns of U...
A funerary statuette representing a serv...A funerary statuette representing a servant carriying offerings to the deceased hncluding a duck ....
Granite statue of Senwosret III
Briti...Granite statue of Senwosret III
British Museum EA 686
A masterpiece of Middle Kingdom sculpture
From Deir el-Bahari, Thebes
12th Dynasty, around 1850 BC
This life-size statue of Senwosret III (1874-1855 BC) is one of three very similar statues in the British Museum collections excavated from ...
Upper part of a statue of Queen Ahmose-M...Upper part of a statue of Queen Ahmose-Merytamun
British Museum EA 93
The lower part is still at Karnak
Early 18th Dynasty, about 1500 BC
Giovanni Belzoni discovered this piece of a rare early Eighteenth-Dynasty sculpture while working in Karnak in 1817, in the area now...
Statue of Nofretmin
British Museum ...Statue of Nofretmin
British Museum EA 65430.
6th dynasty, about 2300 BC.
The straight hairstyle and simple unpleated dress are typical of depictions of women dating from the Old Kingdom. The seat has been painted to imitate the appearance of red granit...
Statue of Amenemipet and his wife at the...Statue of Amenemipet and his wife at the Imhotep Museum at Sakkara....
Other Names: Anpu, Inpu, Ienpw...Anubis
Other Names: Anpu, Inpu, Ienpw, Imeut (Lord-of-the-Place-of-Embalming).
Patron of: mummification, and the dead on their path through the underworld.
Appearance: A man with the head of a jackal-like animal. Unlike a real jackal, Anubis' head is black, representing his position as a go...
A sarcophagus with female figure ....A sarcophagus with female figure ....
18th to 21st dynasty, about 1550-950 BC.
Composition bowls and cups were used in rituals and in daily life. They often included images of the cow-goddess Hathor and the fertile river landscape....
The Egyptian goddess...Goddess Hathor
The Egyptian goddess Hathor first appears about the 4th Dynasty as a major deity. Hathor means "House of Horus." She was the wife of the sun god Re. An earlier name was Het-Hert.
Hathor in Early Worship:
Hathor is connected with love, sex, happiness, music dancing, protection...
Face of Princess Hennetawy...Face of Princess Hennetawy...
Inlaid glass figure (Ptolemaic, 3rd - 1s...Inlaid glass figure (Ptolemaic, 3rd - 1st century B.C.)...
Ancient Egyptian bust of male god
Anc...Ancient Egyptian bust of male god
Granodiorite, carved in the style of Amenhotep III
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A statue of seated couple with cross car...A statue of seated couple with cross caring hands ....
Painted limestone statue of Kaitep and h...Painted limestone statue of Kaitep and his wife Hetepheres
Fifth-Sixt Dynasty (about 2300 BC)
Probably from Giza...
Votive stela of Mahwia
British Museum...Votive stela of Mahwia
British Museum EA 1471.
20th dynasty, 1186-1069 BC.
From the temple of Ptah at Memphis.
44 ears are carved on this stela, originally coloured red and blue. The pictures and writing complement each other: the images are of human ears and the vertical text is...
Canopic Jars were used b...Canopic Jars
Canopic Jars were used by the ancient Egyptian during the rituals of mummification processes. These were used as containers in which to hold the internal organs of the deceased that was going to be mummified.
The ancient Egyptians before mummifying their pharaohs and dead took out...