Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

In Ancient Egypt the figure of the grey heron with a long beak and a double feathered crest was surrounded by mythical associations. When the flooded Nile waters slowly retreated, the heron was among the …

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

A bronze statuette of the goddess Isis with outstretched wings around her husband and brother the god Osiris. In a bloody battle, Seth dismembered Osiris and spread his remains all around Egypt. Isis searched for …

Detail of the seated statue of King Amenhotep III

Detail of the seated statue of King Amenhotep III

Amenhotep III ruled Egypt for thirty-eight years (c. 1391-1353) during what is largely considered the Golden Age of the 18th dynasty. The wealth and success of his reign are reflected in art – over 1,000 …

Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Triad of Ramesses II with Amun and Mut

Pink granite statue depicting Ramesses II seated between the gods Amun and Mut represented with the attributes of the goddess Hathor. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC. From the Temple …

Ushabti of King Tutankhamun

Ushabti of King Tutankhamun

This gilded ushabti is an image of the young king Tut wearing the Blue Khepresh Crown of ceremonies and processions and the uraeus. It is adorned with a broad collar cut in gold leaf and …

Cult Statue of King Amenhotep I

Cult Statue of King Amenhotep I

King Amenhotep I was celebrated as the founder of the village of Deir el-Medina and divinized by the inhabitants of the settlement. This is why he is depicted as a divine figure in this statue. …

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 …

Apotropaic Wand Fragment

Apotropaic Wand Fragment

“One side of this ivory carving depicts a figure of a crocodile with its tail curved below the head and body. The mouth, eyes, leg scales, and body ridges are carved in minute detail. With …