Sphinx of King Amenemhat III

Sphinxes of King Amenemhat III

Seven sphinxes of Amenemhat III were found in Tanis in the eastern Delta. They were thus called the Tanite sphinxes. They evoke the superhuman power of the king and emphasize his fearful appearance. The vigorous …

Ka Statue of King Hor Awibre

Ka Statue of King Hor Awibre

This statue was excavated in 1894 in the tomb of king Hor Awibre that was found by a team of excavators under the direction of Jacques de Morgan. The tomb is located north of the …

Head of Queen Tiye

This small head, full of wonderful details, portrays Queen Tiye, one of the most powerful women in ancient Egypt. She was the wife of Amenhotep III and mother of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten). The queen’s facial …

Head of King Amenhotep III

Head of King Amenhotep III

King Amenhotep III is portrayed with the features of a young boy; he has a round full face, almond-shaped eyes, curved eyebrows, a small nose and a fleshy mouth. These features determine that the head …

Statue of a Cat with her Kittens

A cat feeding one kitten and playing with another is shown lying on a sarcophagus designed to store the mummified remains of cats. Cats were commonly portrayed in Egyptian art, especially during the Saite period, …

Statue of Hathor Protecting Psamtik

This schist statue depicts Psamtik standing in a posture of prayer, with the seal of his profession as chief scribe hanging from his neck. He is standing beneath the figure of a cow representing 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 …

Seated Statue of King Djoser

Seated Statue of King Djoser

This statue, found in a closed room called Serdab, northeast of the funerary complex of King Djoser at Saqqara, is the oldest known life-size statue in Egypt. It depicts King Djoser himself, seated on his …

The Unfinished Head of Nefertiti

The unfinished brown quartzite head of Queen Nefertiti, the beautiful wife of King Akhenaten was part of a composite statue. Each element was sculpted separately to be later assembled into one statue. As it remained …