Golden Strainer from Bubastis

Golden Strainer from Bubastis

Wine services do not seem to have a long history in Egypt, but appear to have been introduced in the New Kingdom when wine-drinking became a feature of elite society in the Ramesside Period. This …

Gold Pomegranate Vase

This vase was part of a votive offering dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet in her temple at Tell Basta. The body of this vase is decorated with small, embossed beads shaped like pomegranates, which …

Pomegranate Jug with a Golden Goat Handle

This silver jug looks like a pomegranate with a golden handle in the shape of a goat. The goat’s legs give the impression of movement. Around the jug is a decoration of hearts, perhaps as …

Duck Bracelet of King Ramesses II

This solid gold bracelet of Ramesses II is composed of two parts, linked on one side by a hinge and on the other by a clasp. The broader upper part of the bracelet is decorated …