Queen Nefertiti Kissing her Daughter

Queen Nefertiti Kissing her Daughter

Egyptian art made in the centuries before Akhenaten came to the throne gives few clues to the lives or feelings of members of the royal family. Artisans working in the Amarna Period, however, began representing …

Signet Ring of King Amenhotep II

Signet Ring of King Amenhotep II

Solid-cast gold signet ring with swiveling rectangular bezel inscribed on one side with the throne name of King Amenhotep II and epithets: “the perfect god, son of Amun, mighty lord” [nTr nfr sA imn nb …

Gold Ring Decorated with a Hathor Sistrum

Gold Ring Decorated with a Hathor Sistrum

The connection of the cat with the Hathor sistrum seems to relate to the role of Hathor as goddess of women, female sexuality, and motherhood. This aspect of Hathor identified her with the Egyptian goddess …

Eye of Horus Amulet

Eye of Horus Amulet

Carnelian wadjet amulet (eye of Horus). One side is carved with details. Slightly curved profile and not pierced for suspension. Broken across in two pieces and mended together. In ancient Egypt, people wear carnelian to …

Gold Amulet of the God Nehebkau

Gold Amulet of the God Nehebkau

Nehebkau, often depicted as a male with a snake head, was originally the explanation of the cause of binding of Ka and Ba after death. Thus his name, which means (one who) brings together Ka …

Amulet of Amun

Amulet of the god Amun

Amun, “the king of the gods”, was worshipped by both the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Nubians. His cult center in Nubia at the “holy mountain” of Gebel Barkal was second in size only to …

Sema Symbol Amulet

Sema Symbol Amulet

The Sema, or Sma, is a symbol indicating a union. It depicts the lower and upper kingdoms of Egypt and their unity. It is often described as a pair of lungs attached to a windpipe, …

Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

In Ancient Egypt the figure of the grey heron with a long beak and a double feathered crest was surrounded by mythical associations. When the flooded Nile waters slowly retreated, the heron was among the …

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

For the ancient Egyptians, life after death was very important. Therefore, they prepared themselves already in life and well being as well as possible for it. The dead were mummified and around 900 BC. The …

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

A bronze statuette of the goddess Isis with outstretched wings around her husband and brother the god Osiris. In a bloody battle, Seth dismembered Osiris and spread his remains all around Egypt. Isis searched for …