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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)

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)

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

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