Beaded Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

Beaded Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This beaded bracelet of Queen Ahhotep, which is one of a pair, was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus. The bracelet is composed of 30 rows of gold beads and semiprecious stones (lapis …

Relief of the goddess Maat

A fragment of a low relief depicting the upper part of an image of the goddess Maat wearing ostrich feather of truth, a tripartite wig, a wide usekh collar, bracelets, and a tunic supported by …

Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose’s Cat Ta-Miu

Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose’s Cat Ta-Miu

Prince Thutmose is best remembered for the limestone sarcophagus of his cat, Ta-miu (she-cat). The body of this sarcophagus of a cat is completely decorated with scenes, while the lid is inscribed with hieroglyphs. It …

Statue of Khaemked

This is one of many statues found in the tomb of the Treasurer Urini at Saqqara. It depicts Urini’s funerary priest, Khaemked kneeling in a position of worship, clasping his hands on his knees, wearing …

Seated Statue of King Djoser

Seated Statue of King Djoser

This statue, found in a closed room called Serdab, northeast of the funerary complex of King Djoser at Saqqara, is the oldest known life-size statue in Egypt. It depicts King Djoser himself, seated on his …

Tutankhamun’s Pendant of Goddess Werethekau

Pendant of goddess Werethekau with plumed and horned head-dress and snake body, suckling a standing figure of King Tutankhamun. Made of heavy plate gold on two large suspension rings at back, just below head-dress. “The …

Mummy of Queen Nodjmet

Mummy of Queen Nodjmet

Nodjmet was an ancient Egyptian noble lady of the late 20th or early 21st dynasties of Egypt, the wife of Herihor, High Priest of Amun at Thebes. She may have been a daughter of Ramesses XI. Early in her life, she held titles such …

Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

The high curved back is fitted to a stool with crossed legs carved to represent the necks and heads of ducks. The deeply curved seat (designed to hold a cushion) is inlaid with ebony and …

Mummy of a Falcon

Mummified animals were quite common in Egypt and included all sorts of animals and birds thought to represent various divinities. The mummy of a falcon represents the god Horus. The falcon is wrapped in the …

Dagger of Princess Ita

Dagger of Princess Ita

In the tomb of Princess Ita, daughter of Amenemhat II, this dagger was found in her coffin, together with a collection of jewels that included bracelets, anklets, a necklace, and the remains of a belt. …