Inlaid Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes I

Inlaid Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes I

The burial chamber of Psusennes I, third king of the 21st Dynasty, contained many pieces of jewelry, among which were two identical bracelets. This gold bracelet was found on the right arm of the king’s …

Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of King Psusennes I

Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of King Psusennes I

Among the jewelry found in Tanis, there were varieties of designs, mostly comprising stone scarabs and inlays of semiprecious stones and glass. This bracelet, however, is of unusual, delicate and simple design. It was found …

Two Ladies Amulet

This gold amulet was found on the mummy of Psusennes I, from Tanis. The two ladies amulet combines two important deities, the vulture goddess Nekhbet and the cobra goddess Wadjet, the titulary deities of Upper …

Oven of King Ramesses II

Oven of King Ramesses II

Among the precious artifacts in the royal tomb of Psusennes I at Tanis, a bronze brazier, or oven, belonging to Ramesses II was found. It might have been an important object deposited in a palace …

Mummy Mask of King Psusennes I

In this gold mask mummy cover, Psusennes I appears with the royal headdress surmounted by the uraeus, or royal cobra. He wears a divine plaited false beard. The mask is made of two pieces of …

Bracelet of King Psusennes I

This bracelet is decorated with a winged scarab as its major feature. The scarab holds the sun-disc in its front legs, and the shen-sign of infinity with its rear legs. The cartouches of Psusennes I …

Mummy Plaque of King Psusennes I

Mummy Plaque of King Psusennes I

This plaque, or thin plate, was placed on the mummy of king Psusennes I over the incision made in the lower abdomen to remove the internal organs. The plate was intended to heal and form a …

Ba Bird Amulet of King Psusennes I

Ba Bird Amulet of King Psusennes I

This elegant, tiny amulet of beaten gold in the shape of a human-headed bird represents the Ba. It symbolizes the immortal soul, which is invoked to come back after death and “to attach itself to …

Silver Coffin of King Psusennes I

The lid of this silver mummy-shaped coffin portrays King Psusennes I as a mummy with his arms crossed over his chest holding the flail and the scepter. There is a solid gold uraeus, or royal …