Impression of a cylinder seal of Royal figures approaching a supplicant Goddess, below is a banquet scene

c.1720-1650 BC

Old Syrian

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Palette for painting belonging to Vizier Amenemopet

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom

c.1427-1400 BC

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Terracotta Conical Rhyton
c.1600-1500 BC
Late Minoan I
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Terracotta Conical Rhyton

c.1600-1500 BC

Late Minoan I

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Ointment Jar

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom

c.1479-1458 BC

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Partial relief of Female Musicians

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Amarna Period

c.1353-1336 BC

The varied hand positions give an illusion of movement to this troup of female musicians. The second woman from the right is not playing a stringed instrument and it is possible that she is a singer. However, she appears to hold a long slim object in her right hand. Depictions of musical ensembles from Dynasty 18 frequently include a musician playing a pair of slender pipes, and it is possible that this woman is a pipe player.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Globular jar of King Merneferre Aya

13th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom

c.1700-1676

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Wheel-thrown amphoroid krater vessel, painted with chariots.

Height: 42 cm
Diameter: 32 cm.

Provenance: Cyprus. Mycenaean, Late Helladic (IIIA2) Period.

c. 1375-1300 BC

(Source: British Museum)

Flint knife with carved ivory handle (known as the “Gebel el-Arak Knife”).

Predynastic: Naqada II Period. c. 3350 BC. 25.5cm length.

Provenance unknown; probably Abydos.

Present location: Musée du Louvre, Paris.

(Photo source: Rama/Wikimedia Commons; Object source: Musée du Louvre)

Reading of the Stela of Katumuwa. Aramaic. Zincircli, Turkey (ancient Sam’al), c. 735 BC.

(Source: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

Painted pottery ring-flask. Height: 22.8 cm. Meroitic, 1st - 2nd Century AD. Faras, Sudan.

(Source: British Museum)

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