Third Intermediate Period

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 stars. Below, resting upon a boat, can be seen a lapis lazuli sun-disc, with an image of the enthroned god...

Mask of 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 is surmounted by the uraeus, the royal cobra, which is attached to the forehead. The cobra’s long sinuous body descends...

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

Mummy of Djedptahiufankh

The mummy of Djedptahiufankh is in very good condition and examination has shown that the priest died at a very young age. He was buried in Deir el-Bahari Cachette (DB320), West Thebes. Djedptahiufankh held the position of “Second Prophet of Amun” during the reign of Shoshenq I of the 22nd Dynasty. This very prominent position...

Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru

Book of the Dead of Nestanebetisheru

Vignette from 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 has an accompanying hieroglyphic label written in black ink. Geb is shown as a semi-recumbent figure stretching out...

Mummy plaque of Queen Duathathor-Henuttawy

Mummy plaque of Queen Henuttawy

This golden plaque covered an incision in the abdomen of the queen caused by embalmers removing her internal organs during mummification. The plaque was supposed to restore the body to its original state of strength as the wound was considered to be vulnerable and a possible entry point for negative forces. The plaque is decorated...

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 the sun and fertility god Amun-Re. It was intended to give help to Taharqa in ruling over his large kingdom....

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab Amulet

Molded winged scarab amulet of blue glassy faience, with separate wings, of a type that was mass-produced in the first millennium BC. Flat and schematically modeled, it was intended to be incorporated into a beadwork mummy shroud. Mounted together with fabric backing. This scarab is rather coarsely modeled, although every detail of the body is...

Canopic Jar of Duamutef

Canopic Jar of Duamutef

Duamutef, the jackal-headed son of Horus, protected the stomach of the deceased and was in turn protected by the goddess Neith. The four sons of Horus were a group of four gods in ancient Egyptian religion, who were essentially the personifications of the four canopic jars, which accompanied mummified bodies. Here is Duamutef canopic jar...

Statue of the God Ptah

Statuette of the God Ptah

This statuette of Ptah is remarkable for its beauty and size, state of preservation, elaborate manufacture provisions, and its demonstrable date to the Third Intermediate Period. The great Egyptian god Ptah was a deity whose many aspects include those of both a creator god and a god who listens to individuals’ prayers. Ptah’s name was...

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 which emerges in the region of Heliopolis. referring to the annual flood of the Nile. Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty,...