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Sandstone statue of king Montuhotep II 
Statue of the king shows him in his Heb-sed (jubilee) costume. This feast was meant to renew the king’s youth and demonstrate his strength as king, so as to be show to be fit to rule Egypt. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th dynasty, 2051 - 2000 BC. 
Found in Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Montuhotep II 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Sandstone statue of king Montuhotep II 

Statue of the king shows him in his Heb-sed (jubilee) costume. This feast was meant to renew the king’s youth and demonstrate his strength as king, so as to be show to be fit to rule Egypt. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th dynasty, 2051 - 2000 BC. 

Found in Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, temple of Montuhotep II 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statuette of Jupiter 

18.1cm high (7 1/8 inch.) 

Roman, Early Imperial period, 1st century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Glass jug 

10.2cm (4 inch.) high 

Roman, Late Imperial period, 4th century AD.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Nenfro statue of winged lion 

Nenfro is a vulcanic stone mostly used in the area of Italy. 97.3cm high (37.5 inch.) 

Etruscan, Archaic Period, 550 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Silver strigil (or skinscraper) 

This cosmetic tool was used to scrape excess oil of the skin after bathing. It is 27.3cm long (10 1/4 inch). 

Italian (Etruscan?), Hellenistic Period, around 300 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Limestone headrest 

Made for Khentika and it is 19.5cm high and 16.5cm long. 

Found in Egypt, Memphis area, Saqqara, Teti pyramid cemetery, Tomb of Khentika. 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 6th dynasty, 2323 - 2150 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statue of crouching lion 

6.3cm high and 14.3cm long. 

Greek or Roman, estimated between 500 and 300 BC. 

probably from Etruria. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

Terracotta stand 

This winged goddess is on a terracotta stand. This was most likely made in Attica. 24.5cm (10 inch.) 

Greek, Archaic period, 520 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Limestone cippus base 

35.9cm high ( 14 1/8 inch.) 

Etruscan, Late archaic - early classical period, 500 - 450 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Cup made of glassy faience and gold 

10.2cm high (4 inch.) Found in Syria. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmosis III, 1479-1425BC

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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