Coffin Cover of Panehesy

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

For the ancient Egyptians, life after death was very important. Therefore, they prepared themselves already in life and well being as well as possible for it. The dead were mummified and around 900 BC. The …

Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper

Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper

Sheikh el-Balad, Arabic title for the chief of the village, was the name given to this remarkable wooden statue discovered by the workmen of Auguste Mariette, the French archaeologist, because it resembled their own village …

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Djedptahiufankh held the position of “Prophet of Amun” during the reign of Shoshenq I of the 22nd Dynasty. This very prominent position during the dynasty was not a religious post but a title that was …

Mummy of the Priest Ankhhor

Mummy of the Priest Ankhhor

The Egyptian priest Ankhhor lived around 650 BC. He worked in the temple dedicated to Montu, a war god who was venerated in Thebes, the religious center of Ancient Egypt. The priests of Montu were …

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 …

Block Statue of Hor, Son of Ankhkhonsu

Block Statue of Hor, Son of Ankhkhonsu

Block statues or cube statues have been known in Egyptian art since the time of the Middle Kingdom and were favored until the Late Period. They are sculpted from a cubic block, from which only …

Statue of King Amenemhat III as a Priest

Statue of King Amenemhat III as a Priest

This black granite statue of Amenemhat III, of which only the torso remains, was discovered in 1862 by Auguste Mariette in the ancient capital of the Faiyum Oasis, known by the Greeks as Crocodilopolis. The …

Statue of Khaemked

This is one of many statues found in the tomb of the Treasurer Urini at Saqqara. It depicts Urini’s funerary priest, Khaemked kneeling in a position of worship, clasping his hands on his knees, wearing …