25th Dynasty

Moulded faience vase in the form of the goddess Taweret

Vase in the form of the goddess Taweret

This Egyptian faience vase is molded in the form of the goddess Taweret, the ancient Egyptian patroness of childbirth and a protector of women and children. Like Bes, she was considered to be a ferocious...

Shrine of King Taharqa

Shrine of King Taharqa

Taharqa’s shrine is part of a temple built at Kawa in about 680 BC. It was built on the orders of Taharqa who was King from 690 – 664 BC. The shrine was dedicated to...

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab Amulet

Molded winged scarab amulet of blue glassy faience, with separate wings, of a type that was mass-produced in the first millennium BC. Flat and schematically modeled, it was intended to be incorporated into a beadwork...

Mummy and Coffin of Djed-djehuty-iuef-ankh

Mummy and Coffin of Djed-djehuty-iuef-ankh

Djed-djehuty-iuef-ankh (whose name means ‘The god Thoth says “May he live”’) was a member of a family of priests from the city of Thebes, where he served the warlike god Montu. This spectacular nest of...

Statue of Princess Takushit

Statue of Princess Takushit

Copper alloy hollow cast statue of the princess-priestess Takushit. The statue was found in 1880, in Lower Egypt, on the hill of Kom-Toruga, near Lake Mariut, south of Alexandria. It had ritual, votive, and funerary...