Author: Egypt Museum

Statuette of the cat-goddess Bastet Hollow …

Statuette of the cat-goddess Bastet

Hollow cast copper alloy statuette of a cat sitting upright, representing the goddess Bastet. Pierced ears with one gold hoop shaped earring in right ear. Pedestal base missing. Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. 

Now in the World Museum, National Museums Liverpool.

Relief depicting two men singing and playing t…

Relief depicting two men singing and playing the harp.

Mastaba of Ti. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Relief depicting king Ramesses II pouring liba…

Relief depicting king Ramesses II pouring libation to the goddess Sekhmet on the left, and making an offering of incense to the god Ptah on the right. Mythological scene from the south wall of the Karnak Temple Complex.

Bracelet with Agathodaimon, Isis-Tyche, Aphr…

Bracelet with Agathodaimon, Isis-Tyche, Aphrodite, and Terenouthis (gold)

Roman Period, 1st century BC – 1st century

AD.

1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in. (4 x 5.5 cm). Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Triumph of Dionysus Cameo. Sardonyx on carneli…

Triumph of Dionysus Cameo. Sardonyx on carnelian plaque, from Alexandria. Ptolemaic Period, 1st century BC. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

Relief depicting the crocodile-headed god Sobe…

Relief depicting the crocodile-headed god Sobek. Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Osiride figures of Ramesses II flanking the …

Osiride figures of Ramesses II flanking the walls of the Second Court of his Mortuary Temple, The Ramesseum, West Thebes.

Figure of Cleopatra VII Philopator, ca. 40 BC…

Figure of Cleopatra VII

Philopator, ca. 40 BC. Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. Now in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

Broad Collar and Counterweight Gold, carnel…

Broad Collar and Counterweight

Gold, carnelian, glass. Tomb of Tutankhamun. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

The mummy of Tutankhamun had six wesekh (‘broad’) collars. This one, with falcon heads on either end, was found draped across the king’s thighs. When worn, it extended over his chest and shoulders. Both royalty and nobility used such collars for ritual occasions.

King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, New York City, 23 April 2010 – 2 January 2011.

Photo:

Caroline P. Digonis

Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian emb…

archaeologicalnews:

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers’ previous findings that embalming was taking place 1,500 years earlier than previously accepted.

Dating from c.3700-3500 BC, the mummy has been housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901, but unlike the majority of other prehistoric mummies in museums, it has never undergone any conservation treatments, providing a unique opportunity for accurate scientific analysis.

Like its famous counterpart Gebelein Man A in the British Museum, the Turin mummy was previously assumed to have been naturally mummified by the desiccating action of the hot, dry desert sand.

Using chemical analysis, the scientific team led by the Universities of York and Macquarie uncovered evidence that the mummy had in fact undergone an embalming process, with a plant oil, heated conifer resin, an aromatic plant extract and a plant gum/sugar mixed together and used to impregnate the funerary textiles in which the body was wrapped. Read more.