The Dendera Zodiac

The Dendera Zodiac

The sculptured Dendera zodiac is a widely known Egyptian bas-relief from the ceiling of the pronaos of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the Hathor temple at Dendera, containing images of Taurus and the Libra. …

Torso of Queen Nefertiti

Torso of Queen Nefertiti

Meticulously crafted, a statue from the Amarna period depicts a woman wearing a close-fitting, pleated linen dress. It is believed to represent Nefertiti or perhaps one of her daughters. A pleated robe of linen with …

Ancient Egyptian Beaded Bracelet

Ancient Egyptian Beaded Bracelet

This cuff bracelet consists of 24 rows of beads strung together with gold thread that form alternating bands of gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian. These testify to the place of the toilet in the life …

Statue of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Statue of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

This small, painted votive statue depicts the pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Wife Nefertiti. The king and queen are shown hand in hand (a notedly unusual pose in New Kingdom artwork), as if walking forward …

Stele of Princess Nefertiabet and her Food

Stele of Princess Nefertiabet and her Food

The King’s relatives, such as Nefertiabet, Khufu’s daughter—depicted on this relief found in her tomb (G 1225) in Giza—were buried beside the sovereign’s pyramid. Steles representing the deceased’s nourishment in the afterlife were the principal …

Ram-headed Falcon Pendant

Ram-headed Falcon Pendant

Pendant in the shape of a ram-headed falcon (gold, lapis-lazuli, turquoise and carnelian), found on the mummy of an Apis bull in the Serapeum of Memphis at Saqqara. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses …

Statuette of the God Ptah

Statuette of the God Ptah

Chief god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen and architects. In the triad of Memphis, he is the husband of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertem. He was also regarded as the father of the sage …

Mummy of Pacheri

Mummy of Pacheri

It is the mummy of a man about 1.65 meter tall, who lived during the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. It called the mummy of Pacheri, although the reading of the name remains problematic. The …

The Senet Game of Imenmes

The Senet Game of Imenmes

Imenmes was an ancient Egyptian official, who was ‘Overseer of the Cattle of Amun’. From the New Kingdom onward, the track for the game of Senet was usually engraved on the surface of a wooden box …

Khopesh with the cartouche of Ramesses II

Khopesh is an Egyptian sickle-sword that evolved from battle axes. The blunted edge of the weapon’s tip also served as an effective bludgeon, as well as a hook. This Khopesh sword is made of bronze …