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Relief of Antelopes

Egyptian

ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.

The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

Cat with Kittens

Egyptian

ca. 644-30 B.C.

The Egyptians associated the female cat’s fertility and motherly care with several divinities. The base of the statuette of Cat with Kittens is inscribed with a request that Bastet grant life, directly linking the cat pictured here with the goddess Bastet. The kittens here point to the benevolent aspect of this feline divinity, while her pointed ears emphasize the feline’s attentive vigilance and ability to protect its young.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

Block Statue of Padimahes

Egyptian

ca. 680-650 B.C.E.

The upraised face in this statue depicts Padimahes observing a temple procession and reveals that the statue was meant to represent him in a temple after his death. His ba-soul could travel from the tomb and inhabit the statue, allowing him to share in the offerings made to the god in the temple. His ba would then return to the tomb.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

Decorating and Firing the Predynastic Pot.

Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains and demonstrates the techniques that would have been used by Egyptian predynastic potters in the Naqada II period. 3/3.

Making a Predynastic Egyptian Style Pot.

Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago demonstrates and explains the techniques that would have been used by potters in the Egyptian predynastic period (c. 6000-3000 BC). 2/3.

The Materials and Tools of the Predynastic Potter.

Brian Zimerle of the University of Chicago explains about the tools and materials that a potter in the Egyptian predynastic period (c. 6000-3000 BC) would have used and known of. 1/3

Golden earring

These golden earrings are shaped in the form of lion heads. 

Egyptian-Roman 

Hellenistic period, 300 - 0 BCE

Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities  

Painting of the God Heron
Romano-Egyptian
c. 300 AD
Source: RISD Museum

Painting of the God Heron

Romano-Egyptian

c. 300 AD

Source: RISD Museum

Part of glazed composition tile, representing a Nubian.

Provenance: Tell el-Yahudiya, Egypt.

Date: 20th Dynasty.

Dimensions: 12 cm length.

(Source: British Museum)

Winged Isis Pectoral

Egyptian

3rd Intermediate Period

Source: RISD Museum

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