Relief

Relief of King Senusret I before the god Min-Amun

Relief of Senusret I before Min-Amun

In this relief King Senusret I presents offerings to the god Min-Amun, shown in his ithyphallic form. Min, Egyptian god of fertility. He was invoked for animal. vegetable and human fertility. He is represented in...

Queen Nefertiti Kissing her Daughter

Relief of Queen Nefertiti Kissing her Daughter

In sunk limestone relief, at left Nefertiti, preserved head and neck, kissing a princess whose arm is extended around her mother. At right, three mutilated columns of text and above, one ray of the Aten...

Relief of a Honeybee

Relief of a Honeybee

Detail of a relief on a column depicts a honeybee on a column in the High sacred Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex. The Egyptian name for honey was “bit”, a word also used for...

Relief of Meryt, wife of Maya

Relief of Meryt, wife of Maya

Meryt, wife of Maya, Chancellor and overseer of the treasury during the reign of Kings Tutankhamun, Ay and Horemheb of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. From the tomb of Maya at Saqqara. Maya’s titles...

Relief of the god Min-Amun

Relief of the god Min-Amun

Min was associated with Amun during the New Kingdom, partly because both were linked to the ram and the bull, both of which were seen as a symbols of virility. Min-Amun is Egyptian god of...

Goddess Nephthys with her outspread wings

Goddess Nephthys with her outspread wings

A detail of the second largest shrine of Tutankhamun. The surface is decorated with texts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead. The goddess Nephthys as a woman with falcon wings offering protection. From...

Relief of Horus and Seth

Relief of Horus and Seth

In this decoration showing the theme of the unification of the Two Lands ‘Sema Tawy’, Horus and Seth replaced Hapi, which was associated with the Nile god. Detail on the side of the throne of...

The Dendera Zodiac

The Dendera Zodiac

The 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. It is containing images of Taurus and the...

Relief of a Nobleman

Relief of a Nobleman

The exact context of this relief of a nobleman is unknown. The anonymous noble’s garment and elaborate wig with lotus flower fillet and intricate locks are perfect attire for an offering scene in the underworld....

Shrine of King Taharqa

Shrine of King Taharqa

Taharqa’s shrine is part of a temple built at Kawa in about 680 BC. It was built on the orders of Taharqa who was King from 690 – 664 BC. The shrine was dedicated to...