Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Pink granite statue depicting Ramesses II seated between the gods Amun and Mut represented with the attributes of the goddess Hathor. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC. From the Temple …

Anubis before embalmed Amennakht

Anubis before embalmed Amennakht

Detail of a wall painting depicts Anubis before embalmed Amennakht, from Tomb of Servant in Place of Truth Amennakht (TT218). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Wall Paintings in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari

Wall Paintings in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari

The tomb of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, West Thebes, is one of the best preserved and most ornately decorated of all known tombs. The image shows a wall and ceiling within the burial …

Litany of Re with Scenes of Anubis

Litany of Re with Scenes of Anubis

Besides the litanies of Re, we find the vignette of Chapter 151 of the Book of the Dead. It represents the mummification of the dead king under the protection of Anubis, Isis, Nephthys and the …

Tomb of Queen Nefertari

Tomb of Queen Nefertari

Interior of the vestibule within the tomb of Queen Nefertari. At center is the entrance to a larger room known as the First east side annexe. Nefertari Meritmut, who lived around 1300-1255 BC, was the …

Faience Ushabti found in the tomb of Seti I

Faience Ushabti found in the tomb of Seti I

Blue glazed composition ushabti of Seti I: the lower leg section is lost. With details painted in black (probably manganese dioxide), Seti I is shown wealing the striped royal ‘nemes’ headdress, once equipped with a …

Mummy of King Ramesses II

Mummy of King Ramesses II

The mummy of King Ramesses II was among those found in the Royal Cachette (DB320) at Deir el-Bahari. It was completely covered with linen bandages that bear the king’s name and epithets in Hieratic script. …

Statue of Queen Tuya

Statue of Queen Tuya

This work, sculpted during 18th Dynasty with the features of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, was “usurped” and reused during the 19th Dynasty by Ramesses II, who dedicated it to his mother Tuya. This …

Mummy of King Seti I

Mummy of King Seti I

The royal mummy of Seti I was buried in an elegant alabaster sarcophagus in his tomb (KV17) in the Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. His mummy was later moved to the Deir el-Bahari Cachette …