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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)

Golden cutout disk 
The middle is decorated with a crab. 18.7cm in diameter (7 3/8 inch.) 
Peru, 2nd - 3rd century AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Golden cutout disk 

The middle is decorated with a crab. 18.7cm in diameter (7 3/8 inch.) 

Peru, 2nd - 3rd century AD. 

Source: 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

Terracotta head of a lion 
22.9cm high and 20.6cm wide (9 x 8 1/4 inch.)
Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Terracotta head of a lion 

22.9cm high and 20.6cm wide (9 x 8 1/4 inch.)

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Faience amulet in shape of a frog 

It is 1.2cm long, 1.1cm wide and only 1cm high ( 1/2 x 7/16 x 3/8 inch,). The frog is an egyptian symbol for new life, that is why it was a very popular symbol and amulet. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390 - 1352 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Golden earrings

The eagle represents Zeus who is holding the Trojan prince Ganymede. 

They are 6cm high (2 3/8 inch.) 

Greek, Classical period, 330 - 300 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Terracotta plate 

The man is riding a Rooster and touches the bird on the neck. This plate was meant as a love gift. 18.7cm in diameter (7 3/8 inch.) 

Greek, Attic, Archaic period, 520 - 510 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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