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Greywacke libation dish 
The libation dish is lined with ka-arms, representing the soul of a person, and the ankh-sing is the symbol for life. Water was pour into the disk and then absorbed life-enhancing magic from the symbols. 
It is 14.5cm wide, 3.5cm high and 17.6cm long ( 5 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 15/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, Early dynastic Period, 1st dynasty, 3100 - 2900 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Greywacke libation dish 

The libation dish is lined with ka-arms, representing the soul of a person, and the ankh-sing is the symbol for life. Water was pour into the disk and then absorbed life-enhancing magic from the symbols. 

It is 14.5cm wide, 3.5cm high and 17.6cm long ( 5 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 15/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, Early dynastic Period, 1st dynasty, 3100 - 2900 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Pottery water jar decorated with flamingo’s 

Decorated with redish paint. 

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 - 2900 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience parts of a broad collar 

There are palm leaves(green), lotus flowers(white), dates, bunches of grapes(green, blue and red), cornflowers(green, blue and white). persea fruit(yellow) and dôm-palm fruit(red). The top is a lotus flower upsidedown. These elements were excavated in the town of Tell el- Amarna, the capital of king Akhenaten. The elements suggest that they have to be interlocked, they have eyes on top and on the bottom. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1336 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan museum

A wooden food case showing a preserved duck 
These cases would go inside the tomb as food for the deceased in the afterlife. The duck is mummified to keep it well preserved. It is covered in bitumen, a hard resinous substance that keeps out air. 50.5cm long and 25 cm wide (19 7/8 x 9 13/16 inch,) 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1479 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

A wooden food case showing a preserved duck 

These cases would go inside the tomb as food for the deceased in the afterlife. The duck is mummified to keep it well preserved. It is covered in bitumen, a hard resinous substance that keeps out air. 50.5cm long and 25 cm wide (19 7/8 x 9 13/16 inch,) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1479 BC. 

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

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

Alabaster jar representing the god Duamutef 

Duamutef is one of the four sons of Horus who were entrusted with protecting the organs of a mummy. On this jar the paint is still visible and a lively jackal face can be seen. It is 31cm high and 13.5cm in diameter ( 12 3/16 x 5 5/16 inch.) 

Found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience amulet of goddess Nut 

The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 

It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Granite statue of NIkare as a scribe 

31cm high ( 12 3/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserre, 2420 - 2389 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Portrait of an elderly man 

Portrait is made on sycomore wood. Material used is tempera. The man is flanked by Egyptian gods; on the right the god Horus and on the left the goddess Hathor. 38 cm high and 22.4cm wide ( 14 15/16 x 8 13/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, made in the Roman Period, around 250 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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