Author: Egypt: Ancient and Modern


~ Mummy Mask.

Place of origin: Egypt

Period: Roman period

Date: ca. A.D. 120-170

Medium: Stucco/gesso with paint, gold leaf, and glass inlays.


Illustration of Queen


Born as Ankhesenpaaten, she was the third of six known daughters of Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife Nefertiti, and became the Great Royal Wife of her half-brother Tutankhamun.

A print from Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt, portraits by Winifred Brunton (South African, 1880-1959), Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1926.


~ Late Image of Nefertiti.

Place of origin: Tell el Amarna, Egypt

Date: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.

Period: late 18th Dynasty; New Kingdom, Amarna Period

Medium: Sandstone, pigment

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Head of Anubis

Mummy trappings: Anubis mask with painted stucco, from

Tuna el-Gebel. Anubis, god of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld. 

Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 4th century BC. Now in the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim.


~ Goddess Isis.

Date: A.D. 1st century

Culture: Egyptian

Medium: Bronze


Ancient Egyptian Agate Frog Ring

Perhaps the lid of a cosmetic vessel, on an oval plinth, naturalistically rendered, the eyes and mouth delineated by incision, pierced horizontally through the chest and stomach; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting.

Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664-30 BC. Now in the Private Collection.


~ Pectoral of Panekhu.

Period: Late Period

Date: 664–332 B.C.

Place of origin: Egypt

Medium: Glazed steatite


Pectoral of the Sky Goddess Nut

This pectoral was found in the chapel of Anubis within the tomb; it shows the goddess Nut in human form with her wings and arms outstretched, protecting the cartouches of Tutankhamun. Below her wings can be seen eight rows of hieroglyphs, again related to protection by the gods. 

The pectoral is surmounted by a cavetto cornice. It has been argued by some scholars that this piece was not originally made for Tutankhamun, as the cartouches show signs of having been altered. Made out of gold, carnelian and colored glass. 

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 61944


Scarab, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Art

Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steatite, blue glazed