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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

Limestone statue of a young man named Babaef 

This statue is from the Old Kingdom, this can be seen in the broad feet, toned body and classical step forward. This step forward is reserved for men only, this indicates an active role, whereas women have a inactive role. 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 or 5, 2475 - 2450 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Gold statue of the god Amun 

The god amun is most popular in the New Kingdom in Egypt and is ofter referred to as Amun-Re, the sun god. That is also why this statue is made from solid gold, he has to shine like the sun. 

Found in Upper Egypt, Ancient Thebes, temple of Karnak 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd dynasty, 945-712 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience (colour is lost) statue of a woman holding a child

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

Found in the Osiris Temple at Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Limestone statue of man 

He is holding votive offerings to a god. This is a greek statue but with strong eastern influences (the dress and the hairstyle). This is due to in increased contact with the Persian empire. 

Greek Period, 500 - 450 BC, Cypriot style. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Wooden statue of god Bes 

The god Bes is actually a demon known for his protective qualities of women and small children. The statue is showing an action, making music on a tamborine. This is thought of as an evil-expelling action. He is also sticking out his tongue. 

Egyptian, 18th dynasty, around 1300 BC. 

Found in Akhmim, Egypt. 

Source: British Museum 

Granodiorite figure of Sekhmet
Sekhmet was the goddess of destruction, she could control the demons that spread deceases throughout Egypt in the summer time. When pacified however, she could keep those demons away. This statue is 1m92cm high and 85cm deep. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (1485 - 1425 BC) 
Found in the temple of Mut in Karnak. 
Source: British Museum 

Granodiorite figure of Sekhmet

Sekhmet was the goddess of destruction, she could control the demons that spread deceases throughout Egypt in the summer time. When pacified however, she could keep those demons away. This statue is 1m92cm high and 85cm deep. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (1485 - 1425 BC) 

Found in the temple of Mut in Karnak. 

Source: British Museum 

Terracotta hippocampus
18.5cm high and 20.4cm long (7 5/16inch by 8 1/16inch.)\
Greek, Italian, Hellenistic Period, 323 - 31 BC 
Location is unknown 
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Terracotta hippocampus

18.5cm high and 20.4cm long (7 5/16inch by 8 1/16inch.)\

Greek, Italian, Hellenistic Period, 323 - 31 BC 

Location is unknown 

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Figure

350-290 BC

Boeotia 

Terracotta figure of an overweight naked woman. Her hair is drawn back and bound in a ribbon and she wears large earrings. Painted on her body are a necklace and flowers, perhaps representing tattoos. These tattoos may indicate that she is a foreign slave, perhaps a Thracian. The woman may be an elderly hetaira.

Source: British Museum

Bronze statue of Zeus
8.5cm high (3 3/8 inch) 
Roman, Imperial Period, 1st-2nd century AD 
Finding location and date: unknown 
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bronze statue of Zeus

8.5cm high (3 3/8 inch) 

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st-2nd century AD 

Finding location and date: unknown 

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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