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Limestone statue of Tutu 

The god Tutu was the Greek and Ptolemaic god of daily magic. A powerful protective deity that people could turn to. He becomes very popular in Egypt in the Ptolemaic Period (Greek period). 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 300 - 150 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Steatite amulet in shape of a fish 

1.5cm long, 1 cm wide and 0.6cm thick ( 9/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 inch.) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, Reign of Ahmose I, 1550 - 1479 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Wooden mask for a crocodile mummy 

Made from wood and covered with gold leaf. It is 13.2cm in length and 12.9cm in height. 

Egyptian, Late period or Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 

Source; Metropolitan Museum

Hairpin in shape of a hippopotamus made from bone 

7.3cm long ( 2 7/8 inch.) 

Egyptian, 2nd Intermediate Period, Dynasty 12 or 13, 1981 - 1640 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience chalice 
The chalice is shaped like a lotus flower and decorated with other floral elements. Also a river or stream, humans and animals are depicted on the chalice. It is 14.5 cm high (5 11/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 945 - 664 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience chalice 

The chalice is shaped like a lotus flower and decorated with other floral elements. Also a river or stream, humans and animals are depicted on the chalice. It is 14.5 cm high (5 11/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 945 - 664 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Limestone statue of Egyptian Queen 
28cm high, 17.8cm wide and 10cm deep (11 x 7 x 3 15/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 17th or ealry 18th dynasty, 1580 - 1550 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Limestone statue of Egyptian Queen 

28cm high, 17.8cm wide and 10cm deep (11 x 7 x 3 15/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 17th or ealry 18th dynasty, 1580 - 1550 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Greywacke libation dish 
The libation dish is lined with ka-arms, representing the soul of a person, and the ankh-sing is the symbol for life. Water was pour into the disk and then absorbed life-enhancing magic from the symbols. 
It is 14.5cm wide, 3.5cm high and 17.6cm long ( 5 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 15/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, Early dynastic Period, 1st dynasty, 3100 - 2900 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Greywacke libation dish 

The libation dish is lined with ka-arms, representing the soul of a person, and the ankh-sing is the symbol for life. Water was pour into the disk and then absorbed life-enhancing magic from the symbols. 

It is 14.5cm wide, 3.5cm high and 17.6cm long ( 5 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 15/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, Early dynastic Period, 1st dynasty, 3100 - 2900 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Pottery water jar decorated with flamingo’s 

Decorated with redish paint. 

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 - 2900 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience parts of a broad collar 

There are palm leaves(green), lotus flowers(white), dates, bunches of grapes(green, blue and red), cornflowers(green, blue and white). persea fruit(yellow) and dôm-palm fruit(red). The top is a lotus flower upsidedown. These elements were excavated in the town of Tell el- Amarna, the capital of king Akhenaten. The elements suggest that they have to be interlocked, they have eyes on top and on the bottom. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1336 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan museum

A wooden food case showing a preserved duck 
These cases would go inside the tomb as food for the deceased in the afterlife. The duck is mummified to keep it well preserved. It is covered in bitumen, a hard resinous substance that keeps out air. 50.5cm long and 25 cm wide (19 7/8 x 9 13/16 inch,) 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1479 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

A wooden food case showing a preserved duck 

These cases would go inside the tomb as food for the deceased in the afterlife. The duck is mummified to keep it well preserved. It is covered in bitumen, a hard resinous substance that keeps out air. 50.5cm long and 25 cm wide (19 7/8 x 9 13/16 inch,) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1479 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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