Statue of King Mentuhotep II

Statue of King Mentuhotep II

King Mentuhotep II founded the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (ca. 2050-1710 BC) when he reunited the country after many years of disorder and hostility. This statue is made out of painted sandstone, represents a stepping-stone …

Model of ancient Egyptian infantry

Model of ancient Egyptian infantry

This group of statues of ancient Egyptian pikemen was found in the tomb of Mesehti, a local governor of Asyut at the end of the First Intermediate Period and the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. …

Stele of Amenemhat’s Family

This rectangular stele made out of painted limestone shows Amenemhat with his wife, son, and daughter. All the figures are shown seated except his daughter.  She stands before an offering table heaped with different kinds …

Model of Nubian Archers

Model of Nubian Archers

These wooden models of 40 Nubian archers are grouped together on the same pedestal and arranged in 10 rows of four. Each archer is holding in one hand a bow and in the other a …

Statuette of a Hippopotamus

This faience hippopotamus statuette was found in Dra’ Abu el-Naga’ in western Thebes. The glossy blue glaze is the color of the Nile, where the animal lived, and the decoration shows various representations of fauna …