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 …

Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

The piece of jewelry belongs to King Shoshenq II . The ends of the rigid bracelet are in the shape of lotus flowers with details that were once inlaid. The ends of the plain gold …

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

This winged scarab beetle amulet is made of electrum. The wings are not those of a beetle, but those of a bird, as is apparent by their shape and the indication of individual feathers. Winged …

Pectoral of King Shoshenq II

Pectoral of King Shoshenq II

At its top, this pectoral King Shoshenq II displays two falcons, each wearing the Double Pschent Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. They are sitting upon the hieroglyphic symbol for sky, which is adorned with …

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Djedptahiufankh held the position of “Prophet of Amun” during the reign of Shoshenq I of the 22nd Dynasty. This very prominent position during the dynasty was not a religious post but a title that was …

Gold Cuff Bracelet of Prince Nemareth

Gold Cuff Bracelet of Prince Nemareth

The inner side of the smaller segment of this bracelet is inscribed for a man with the Libyan name of Nimlot (also rendered as Nemareth or the like). The external decoration of the bracelet consists …

Pectoral of King Shoshenq II

This pectoral, a large piece of jewelry worn on the chest, is in the form of a naos, or inner temple. It is topped by a decorative band with the winged sun disk. The main …

Triad of King Osorkon II

Triad of King Osorkon II

This extremely precious solid gold and lapis lazuli item of jewelry belongs to king Osorkon II – a true masterpiece of antique goldsmith – represents the holy triad of the Osiris family. Despite the presence …

Gold Statuette of Amun-Re

Gold Statuette of Amun-Re

In this small figure Amun stands in the traditional pose with the left leg forward. He is identified by his characteristic flat-topped crown, which originally supported two tall gold feathers, now missing. He wears the …

Statue of vizier Hor

Statue of the vizier Hor

This vizier is shown seated with one leg bent up against his chest and the other resting on the ground; it is the traditional way to sit, and is used by Egyptian peasants to this …