Group Statue of Seneb and His Family

Group Statue of Seneb and His Family

Seneb was a dwarf who served as a high-ranking court official in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, circa 2520 BC. Despite his diminutive size, Seneb was a person of considerable importance and wealth who …

Pyramidion of King Amenemhat III

Pyramidion of King Amenemhat III

Under a winged sun-disk are hieroglyphic texts offering the king access to the sun-god. The basalt pyramidion or capstone of Amenemhet III’s pyramid tomb was found toppled from the peak of its structure and preserved …

Seated Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

Seated Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

Rahotep might have been a son of King Sneferu and thus, a brother of King Khufu. He held the titles of High Priest of Ra at Heliopolis, General of the Army, and Chief of Constructions. …

Statue of King Thutmose IV and his mother Tiaa

Statue of King Thutmose IV and his mother Tiaa

In this seated statue of King Thutmose IV, he and his mother Tiaa are embracing each other. His mother was a secondary wife of his father Amenhotep II. Hieroglyphs on both sides of the chair …

Statuette of King Khufu

Statuette of King Khufu

Despite the discovery of a few other small fragments of the king’s statues and statuettes, this ivory statuette is considered to be the only existing complete sculpture of King Khufu, the builder of the Great …

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 …

Mummified Seated Baboon

Mummified Seated Baboon

This sad-looking young baboon is seated with its knees drawn up to its chest, and its tail curving around the right side of its body. The monkey appears to have been mummified through an enlarged …

Mask of King Amenemope

Mask of King Amenemope

This mask was part of the mummy-shaped coffin of gilded wood of Amenemope. The mask is composed of thick sheets of gold molded with the features of the king. The round face of the king …

Armlet of Queen Ahhotep I

Armlet of Queen Ahhotep I

When it was found among the mummy’s hair, this gold armlet of Ahhotep I was thought to be a crown. Because of its diameter, however, it is certain that it was to be worn round …

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

This masterpiece of a bracelet was found in the beautiful cartouche shaped chest of King Tutankhamun with other fine pieces of jewelry. The main element in the design is the light violet amethyst scarab with …