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Limestone column capital of the god Bes

39.5cm high and 52cm wide (15 9/16 x 20 1/2 inch.) 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332 - 30 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Limestone ostracon with a sketch of a pharaoh spearing a lion

14cm high and 12.5 cm wide (5.5 x 4 15/16 inch.)

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Ramesside Period, dynasty 20, 1186 - 1070 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves

Cypriot Period, unknown.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Ivory horse frontlet 

Decorated with a nude goddess holding lions and lotus flowers

Mesopotamian, Assyrian Period, Neo-Assyrian, 9th - 8th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Heart Scarab of Hatnefer 

Made from serpentine and gold, this necklace was made for Hatnefer. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmosis II,  1492 - 1473 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Gilded silver belt plaque 

12.7cm cm and 2 cm wide (5 x 2 inch.) 

Chinese,3rd century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Letter written on papyrus in hieratic script 

Hieratic was the fast version of hieroglyphs. It was used to write secular letters. 17.5cm long and 4.5cm wide (6 7/8 x 1 3/4 inch.) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, dynasty 18, period of Hatsepsut, 1479 -  1458 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience aryballos (perfume vase) 

Decorated with two heads. 5.4 cm high (2 1/8 inch.) 

Greek period, Archaic Period, 6th - 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Bronze statue of a boy

132.4cm high (52 1/8 inch.)

Roman Period, Augustan, 30 BC - 14 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Copper shrine for animal mummy 

The copper shrine is decorated with a lizard. Unclear whether the mummy inside is a lizard or other animal. 5.4cm high and 15.2cm long (2 1/8 x 6 inch.) 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

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