Dispute Over a Hut

Dispute Over a Hut

Fragmentary limestone ostracon with a hieratic inscription recording the resolution of a dispute over a hut inherited by the workman Wennofer. The inscription is unusual in being incised and filled with blue frit, a technique …

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 …

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 …

Seated Statue of King Khasekhemwy

Seated Statue of King Khasekhemwy

Last king of the 2nd Dynasty of Egypt, with conquered foes incised around the base, The oldest surviving stone royal sculpture from ancient Egypt. Khasekhemwy is wearing the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt and …

Amuletic disk (Hypocephalus)

Amuletic disk (Hypocephalus)

It was made for Tasheritenkhonsu. Linen and plaster, inscribed in ink. It dates to the Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Linen and plaster, diam: 20 cm. Now in the Ashmolean Museum. AN1982.1095 “A …

Two Dog Palette

The head of one of the dogs that frame the top of the palette is missing, and two drilled holes at the base of the neck suggest that it was repaired in antiquity. On the …

Head of a Statue of the God Sobek Shedeti

Head of a Statue of the God Sobek Shedeti

Fragment of a limestone statue (snout restored) of the chief god of Faiyum, the crocodile-headed Sobek. The statue comes from the mortuary temple of Amenemhat III, attached to his pyramid in Hawara. Although the temple …

Macehead of King Narmer

The scene depicts a ceremony in which captives and plunder are presented to King Narmer or Menes, who is enthroned beneath a canopy on a stepped platform. He wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, …