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Fabric Fragment

5th Century AD

Coptic Egypt

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Rishi coffin of Puhorsenbu
c.1580-1479 BC
17th-18th Dynasty, Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom
The Arabic word “rishi,” meaning feathered, is used to describe a group of coffins made in the Theban area during Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. This coffin is a particularly fine example of the type. Special care has been taken with the modelling of the face. The feather pattern has become an abstract design, as has the broad collar, whose strands of beads echo the contour of the vulture pendant making the bird’s wings appear to extend up the mummy’s shoulders. 
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Rishi coffin of Puhorsenbu

c.1580-1479 BC

17th-18th Dynasty, Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom

The Arabic word “rishi,” meaning feathered, is used to describe a group of coffins made in the Theban area during Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. This coffin is a particularly fine example of the type. Special care has been taken with the modelling of the face. The feather pattern has become an abstract design, as has the broad collar, whose strands of beads echo the contour of the vulture pendant making the bird’s wings appear to extend up the mummy’s shoulders. 

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Gold and Lapis Lazuli earring

c.1295-1186 BC

19th Dynasty, New Kingdom

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Blueware detail Fragmented Bowl 

c.1550-1295 BC

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Greywacke palette of a fish 

It is 11.9cm in length and 23.5cm in diameter ( 4 11/16 x 9 1/4 inch.) 

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period, 3300 - 3100 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Statue of Siamun
c.1580-1550 BC
Second Intermediate Period
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Statue of Siamun

c.1580-1550 BC

Second Intermediate Period

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Pair of Spiral Earrings

c.1635-1458 BC

Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Cosmetic dish in the shape of a trussed duck

18th Dynasty, Amarna Period

c.1353-1327 BC

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Necklace in Gold Filigree of Queen Tausret (Tawosret)

c.1200-1186 BC

Ramesside Period Egypt/New Kingdom

The cornflower and ball beads in this necklace were made by soldering wire rings of several different diameters into the desired forms. The piece is an early example of the technique known as filagree. Discovered with a cache of jewelry in the Valley of the Kings, the necklace is thought to have belonged to Tawosret, wife of the Seti II and regent for her husband’s successor Siptah. Tawosret, who reigned Egypt in her own right for several years at the end of Dynasty 19, was one of the few female rulers of Egypt, the most famous of whom are Hatshepsut and Cleopatra VII.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Necklace with fly amulets

c.1786-1482 BC

Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

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