Amulet of Amun

Amulet of the god Amun

Amun, “the king of the gods”, was worshipped by both the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Nubians. His cult center in Nubia at the “holy mountain” of Gebel Barkal was second in size only to …

Silver Ring of King Ramesses IV

Silver Ring of King Ramesses IV

All three of these rings probably belonged to nobility or other private persons, not to royalty, The small bronze signet ring has the prenomen, or throne name, of Ramesses II. The scarab ring lacks his …

Libation Stand of King Amenemope

Libation Stand of King Amenemope

Libation stand used to receive water offerings to the dead or the gods. The text includes the name of the king Amenemope, and the words this fresh libation which has come forth from Elephantine and …

Bracelet of Queen Hetepheres I

Bracelet of Queen Hetepheres I

Some of the earliest silver objects unearthed in Egypt is this rare silver bracelet, belong to Queen Hetepheres I, inlaid with semi-precious stones in the form of a butterfly. Made out of silver, turquoise, lapis …

Statuette of the god Thoth as an Ibis bird

Statuette of the god Thoth as an Ibis bird

Thoth, as the embodiment of wisdom, and the art of writing, was the patron of scribes. The ibis is next to the baboon the sacred animal of the god Thoth.  The body of this statuette …

Bracelet Box of Queen Hetepheres I

Bracelet Box of Queen Hetepheres I

The internal and external surfaces of this small box, or casket, were covered with gold leaf. The lid of the box is attached to the back by hinges and it is opened by means of …

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 …

Pomegranate Jug with a Golden Goat Handle

This silver jug looks like a pomegranate with a golden handle in the shape of a goat. The goat’s legs give the impression of movement. Around the jug is a decoration of hearts, perhaps as …