Statue of Metri as a Scribe

Statue of Metri as a Scribe

The statue depicts Metri, an overseer of the scribes during the 5th Dynasty, sitting in the traditional pose of scribes with his legs crossed. He spreads a roll of papyrus on his lap and holds …

Statue of a Standing Lady

Statue of a Standing Lady

The woman is wearing a shoulder-length wig consisting of graceful tresses, and the white dress with shoulder straps of elite ladies covered by a broad collar. The straps of the dress and the broad collar …

Standing Statue of Priest Atjema

Standing Statue of Priest Atjema

A man is one of the classic Old Kingdom poses is depicted in this large statue with well-preserved colors. Atjema is standing with his left foot forward, as if walking. His arms are held close …

Smelting of Gold

Relief depicts metalworkers employed in the manufacture of jewelry, smelting gold by blowing into a furnace. Detail of a wall carving in the Mastaba of Mereruka. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, ca. 2345-2181 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Head of the Falcon God Horus

This exquisite head of the falcon god Horus, lord of the sun and patron deity of kingship, was found below the floor of the main chamber of his temple at Hierakonpolis, north of Edfu. The …

Scene of Circumcision

Mortuary priests using flint knives to perform the rite of circumcision on a group of boys. Male circumcision in ancient Egypt is well documented in representative scenes in tombs, as well as in physical remains …