Wadjet Eye Amulet

Wadjet Eye Amulet

One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wadjet eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since Horus was often …

Egyptian blue faience necklace decorated with wadjet eye

Egyptian blue faience necklace decorated with wadjet eye

The most popular of all Egyptian amulets was the wadjet eye, which was worn to promote health and well-being. Thirteen separate wadjet eye amulets, made from Egyptian faience in molds, decorate this necklace. The mythological …

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

In the first eleven years of his reign, Amenhotep III issued more than two hundred large scarabs (beetle-shaped amulets) inscribed with descriptions of important events, such as a wild-cattle hunt or the building of an …

Inlay in the form of an Owl

Inlay in the form of an Owl

Top part of a an owl hieroglyph in a hard faience with polychrome glaze. Only the head and upper part of the body and wing are preserved. The feathers are executed in blue, with the …

Thoth, God of Writing and Knowledge, as a Baboon

Thoth, God of Writing and Knowledge, as a Baboon

Thoth, god of wisdom, learning, science, and medicine, was also a patron of art and scribes who recorded the judgment on the dead in the underworld. Often the god is depicted with the head of …

Faience Ushabti found in the tomb of Seti I

Faience Ushabti found in the tomb of Seti I

Blue glazed composition ushabti of Seti I: the lower leg section is lost. With details painted in black (probably manganese dioxide), Seti I is shown wealing the striped royal ‘nemes’ headdress, once equipped with a …

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Molded scarab 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 shroud. …

Statuette of a Hippopotamus

Statuette of a Hippopotamus

Statuettes depicting hippopotami, symbolic of regeneration in the hereafter, were popular grave goods that were placed close to the mummy in the coffin. Plants and animals characteristic of the marshes where the hippo lived are …

Egyptian Faience Hedgehog Statuette

Egyptian Faience Hedgehog Statuette

The statue is a faithful model of a hedgehog with a long nose, small eyes, and pointed ears, but the body is completely covered with spines in a rather representational manner. The animal is made …