Category: 21st dynasty

The deceased and an ape adore the sun-disk w…

The deceased and an ape adore the sun-disk which contains the Eye of Re as it rises above the eastern mountain, Entitled Amduat or Book of what is in the Underworld, vignette from papyrus of Henuttawy (Lady of the House, Chantress of Amun-Re, High

Priestess

of Amun-Re). Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the British Museum.

The deceased and an ape adore the sun-disk w…

The deceased and an ape adore the sun-disk which contains the Eye of Re as it rises above the eastern mountain, Entitled Amduat or Book of what is in the Underworld, vignette from papyrus of Henuttawy (Lady of the House, Chantress of Amun-Re, High

Priestess

of Amun-Re). Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the British Museum.

Colossal statue of Ramesses II and his daughte…

Colossal statue of Ramesses II and his daughter

Meritamen, usurped by Pinedjem I (High Priest of Amun at Thebes, de facto ruler of the south of the country) and his daughter Maatkare Mutemhat. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty. The Highly sacred precinct of the god Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex.

Gold burial mask of king Psusennes IMade of go…

Gold burial mask of king Psusennes I

Made of gold, lapis lazuli and held inlays of black and white glass for the eyes and eyebrows, from his tomb (No.3 or NRT III) in Tanis, discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet. The king wears the nemes headdress, with a uraeus at the forehead, and a false beard. He also wears the wesekh collar. 

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

An offering of incense to Osiris. Funerary st…

An offering of incense to Osiris.

Funerary stele, from Deir el-Bahari. Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Relief depicting gods Anubis and Thoth, detail…

Relief depicting gods Anubis and Thoth, detail from stone sarcophagus of Psusennes I.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

One of two sets of gold toe stalls found on …

One of two sets of gold toe stalls found on the mummified body of the king Psusennes I. They were intended to preserve the king’s toes and restore vitality to his feet in the afterlife.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Gold burial mask of pharaoh Psusennes I, dis…

Gold burial mask of pharaoh Psusennes I, discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet.

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Mummy of Queen Henuttawy Henuttawy was the …

Mummy of Queen Henuttawy

Henuttawy was the wife of Pinedjem I of the 21st Dynasty (ca. 1070-645 BC). Her mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahari cache. A golden embalming plate was found inside the stomach of the queen, bearing the eye of Horus, the names of the four sons of Horus, and an inscription including the name of the queen. Her body exhibits many of the new techniques that developed for mummification in the Third Intermediate Period, notably the subcutaneous packing of linen and sawdust to preserve the shape of the body. In this case, however, the face of the mummy had burst due to being too tightly packed, it was restored to its original form in 1974. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Anklet from the mummy of king Psusennes I …

Anklet from the mummy of king Psusennes I

(gold, lapis-lazuli and carnelian).

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.