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 …

Statue of King Sneferu

Statue of King Sneferu

King Sneferu, the founder of the 4th Dynasty, can be seen wearing the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt (Hedjet), and a collar around his neck. He wears a short kilt, which is carved in …

Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu

Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu

The dwarf Perniankhu is wearing a traditional, curled wig; his face is strong and displays a quiet serenity, strength and power. His eyes are framed in black and the eyebrows are well-defined. The right hand …

Standing Statue of Priest Atjema

Standing Statue of Priest Atjema

A man is one of the classic Old Kingdom poses is depicted in this large statue with well-preserved colors. Atjema is standing with his left foot forward, as if walking. His arms are held close …

Duck Hunting with Boomerangs

Duck Hunting with Boomerangs

Painted limestone relief depicting two men, Qar and Idu, hunting ducks with boomerangs. What ancient Egyptians like Qar and Idu were doing was taking one of the oldest hunting methods in human history (throwing a …

Bracelet of Queen Hetepheres I

Bracelet of Queen Hetepheres I

Some of the earliest silver objects unearthed in Egypt is this rare silver bracelet, belong to Queen Hetepheres I, inlaid with semi-precious stones in the form of a butterfly. Made out of silver, turquoise, lapis …

Triad of King Menkaure

Triad of King Menkaure

This sculpted triad, a three-person statue, shows King Menkaure between two ladies. The goddess Hathor is on his right and the personification of Cynopolis, the 17th nome of Upper Egypt, is on his left. He …

Triad of King Menkaure

Triads of King Menkaure

These three schist triads of Menkaure were found by the Egyptologist George Reisner in the valley temple of Menkaure near his pyramid in Giza. Menkaure was the fifth king of the 4th Dynasty. These are …

Statue of Satmeret, Wife of Neferherenptah

Neferherenptah, called Fifi, was a purification priest and prophet of the mortuary cults of the kings Khafre and Menkaure. He was thus of considerable influence in Giza, where he was buried in his own Mastaba. …

Ancient Egyptian beadnet dress

Ancient Egyptian faience beaded fishnet dress. From the Tomb G 7440 Z at Giza, excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 1927.  It is the oldest surviving example of a dress in this style. …