Category: ancient egypt

Scene from Book of the Dead, Tutankhamun’s…

Scene from Book of the Dead, Tutankhamun’s third outermost gilded shrine.

Relief from the Temple of Horus at Edfu

Relief from the Temple of Horus at Edfu

Sunset at the Pyramid of Khafre and Sphinx

Sunset at the Pyramid of Khafre and Sphinx

Polychrome sunk relief depicting Setau and his…

Polychrome sunk relief depicting Setau and his wife A’atmerut. High Priest of the goddess Nekhbet. New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Tomb of Setau (EK4), El Kab.

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The Farnese Cup: head of Medusa, Egyptian, c…

The Farnese Cup: head of Medusa, Egyptian, ca. 175 AD (intaglio/sardonyx).  Now in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Sphinx, frontispiece to ‘Hieroglyphes …

Sphinx, frontispiece to ‘Hieroglyphes et Poemes’ by Rey de Gourment, 1894

Henri De Groux (Belgian, 1867-1930)

Statuette of the god Ptah, the demiurge of…

Statuette of the god Ptah,

the demiurge of Memphis, patron of craftsmen and architects

(gold and bronze). Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Louvre.

A pectoral depicting the birth of the sun fr…

A pectoral depicting the birth of the sun from the burial of Queen Kama on Leontopolis mother of Osorkon III and possibly wife of Shoshenq IV (gold, lapis-lazuli, silver and glass). The ram-headed god Khnum is flanked by the goddesses Hathor and Ma’at. Third Intermediate Period, 23rd Dynasty, ca. 837-728 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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Sculptured torso of unknown king in the open air museum, Edfu Temple