Middle Kingdom head of a man

This head of a man dates from the Middle Kingdom period and is very recognizable by the characteristics of the face. Here we see a style of portraiture that began with the reign of Senwosret III. The face is no longer a smooth serene idealistic depiction, but a detailed lined face with frown lines, sunken...

Ptolemaic head of a king

This black granodiorite head of a king dates from the Ptolemaic period, c. 300 B.C. The Ptolemaic dynasty, also known as the Lagid dynasty (after Ptolemy I’s father, Lagus), was a Macedonian Greek royal house which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Ancient Egypt during the Hellenistic period. Reigning for 275 years, the Ptolemaic was the...

Isis of Coptos

This statue known as, “Isis of Coptos” is a granodiorite statue of the goddess Isis or Hathor thought to have discovered within the Temple of Min.Coptos is the Greek name for Qift, a city in the Qena Governorate of Egypt about 43 km north of Luxor. In Ancient Egyptian it would have been named “Gbtyw”....

Statue of Isis of Coptos

Statue of Isis of Coptos

Statue of the goddess Isis, so-called “Isis of Coptos”. She wears a tripartite wig with uraeus. The sun disc and cow’s horns identify the sculpture as Isis or Hathor. Her dress is Egyptian in style and sheath-like in appearance, and around her neck she wears an incised collar of beads.

Torso of Amenpayom. Cleveland Art Museum. 1948.141

Torso of Amenpayom

Life-sized granodiorite torso inscribed for Amenpayom, the great army general of the district of Mendes in the Nile Delta.Ptolemaic Dynasty, 200–100 B.C.From Tanis, Egypt. Now at the Cleveland Art Museum. 1948.141