Unfinished head of Queen Nefertiti

Unfinished head of Queen Nefertiti

The unfinished brown quartzite head of Queen Nefertiti, the beautiful wife of King Akhenaten was part of a composite statue. Each element was sculpted separately to be later assembled into one statue. As it remained …

Winged Scarab Pendant of Tutankhamun

Winged Scarab Pendant of King Tutankhamun

This golden pendant of cloisonné technique is inlaid with semiprecious stones and colored glass. The central element of the composition is a winged scarab of Libyan desert glass, grasping on one side a lotus and …

Corselet of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter found the fragments of this corslet in various places around the antechamber of the tomb; some were contained in three small chests and a small gilded wooden shrine, while others lay on the …

The Weighing of the Heart Ceremony

The Two Maat in the Judgment Hall weigh the heart of the deceased against a statue of Maat. Maat was the symbol of the cosmic order and it was believed that there were two of …

Head of Queen Tiye

This small head, full of wonderful details, portrays Queen Tiye, one of the most powerful women in ancient Egypt. She was the wife of Amenhotep III and mother of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten). The queen’s facial …

Head of King Amenhotep III

Head of King Amenhotep III

King Amenhotep III is portrayed with the features of a young boy; he has a round full face, almond-shaped eyes, curved eyebrows, a small nose and a fleshy mouth. These features determine that the head …

Mummy Mask of Tjuyu

Tjuyu or Thuya, was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman who was “Chief of the Harem of Amun and Min” at Akhmim, the capital city of the 9th Nome of Upper Egypt, the mother of Queen Tiye …

Golden Throne of Tutankhamun

The throne of Tutankhamun is made of wood, covered with gold and silver, and ornamented with semi-precious stones and colored glass. Two projecting lions’ heads protect the seat of the throne while the arms take …

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 …

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 …