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 the harp.
Mastaba of Ti. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.
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, Aphrodite, and Terenouthis (gold)
Roman Period, 1st century BC – 1st century
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 carnelian plaque, from Alexandria. Ptolemaic Period, 1st century BC. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Relief depicting the crocodile-headed god Sobek. Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.
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. Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. Now in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
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.
Caroline P. Digonis