Fragment of a relief from the mortuary complex of king Sahure at Abusir, It shows Syrian tribute in the form of bears and a vessel. Old Kingdom, 5th dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Now in the
Egyptian Museum of Berlin.
Werner Forman Archive/ Heritage Images.
“Historians have found that valuable knowledge about long-ago civilizations can be derived from examining the simple routines of daily life. This fascinating study presents a collection of everyday objects and artifacts from ancient Egypt, shedding light on the social life and culture of ancient Egyptians. The work starts with a popular notion of ancient Egyptian beauty and gradually moves on to address various aspects of life, including home, work, communication, and transition and afterlife. Organized by topics, the work contains the following sections: beauty, adornment, and clothing; household items, furniture, and games; food and drink; tools and weapons; literacy and writing; death and funerary equipment; and religion, ritual, and magic. Each object holds equal importance and dates from the Predynastic era to the Graeco-Roman period of ancient Egypt (5000 BCE to 300 CE).”
― Artifacts from Ancient Egypt (Daily Life through Artifacts), by Barbara Mendoza
Roofed colonnade corridor
the complex of the Pyramid of Djoser. Old Kingdom, 3rd Dynasty, ca. 2650 BC. Saqqara.
The sarcophagus of Tutankhamun after it was opened by the British archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922. The stone lid has been removed, and one can glimpse the grave cloth edged with golden roses.
Set of ancient Egyptian weapons on display at Luxor Museum.
Dressing up and making up in Ancient Egypt (gouache on paper)
Peter Jackson (British, 1922-2003)
A young Egyptian pharaoh in a temple,
Hermann Vogel (French, 1856-1918)
Entrance to the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III flanked by headless statues of Ramesses II in Thebes, 1880
Terrestrial globe, detail of an allegory of the River Nile, 1683
Vincenzo Coronelli (Italian, 1650-1718)