Coffin Cover of Panehesy

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

For the ancient Egyptians, life after death was very important. Therefore, they prepared themselves already in life and well being as well as possible for it. The dead were mummified and around 900 BC. The …

Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

The piece of jewelry belongs to King Shoshenq II . The ends of the rigid bracelet are in the shape of lotus flowers with details that were once inlaid. The ends of the plain gold …

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

This winged scarab beetle amulet is made of electrum. The wings are not those of a beetle, but those of a bird, as is apparent by their shape and the indication of individual feathers. Winged …

Pectoral of King Shoshenq II

Pectoral of King Shoshenq II

At its top, this pectoral King Shoshenq II displays two falcons, each wearing the Double Pschent Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. They are sitting upon the hieroglyphic symbol for sky, which is adorned with …

Mask of King Amenemope

Mask of King Amenemope

This mask was part of the mummy-shaped coffin of gilded wood of Amenemope. The mask is composed of thick sheets of gold molded with the features of the king. The round face of the king …

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Djedptahiufankh held the position of “Prophet of Amun” during the reign of Shoshenq I of the 22nd Dynasty. This very prominent position during the dynasty was not a religious post but a title that was …

Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru

Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru

Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru; frame 87. Full page black line vignette of Geb, Nut and Shu with three registers either side of adoring ancient Egyptian gatekeepers, ba’s and deities including Thoth. Every figure …

Mummy plaque of Queen Duathathor-Henuttawy

Mummy plaque of Queen Duathathor-Henuttawy

This golden plaque covered an incision in the abdomen of the queen caused by embalmers removing her internal organs during mummification. Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, reign of Pinedjem I, ca. 1070-1032 BC. Now in …

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 …