Category: late period

Statuette of Thoth as a baboon holding Wedjat …

Statuette of Thoth as a baboon holding Wedjat eye

(Egyptian faience and glaze)

The patron of scribes and deity of wisdom, Thoth was associated with the sun and the moon, traditionally the two “eyes” of the celestial-god Horus. The baboon, identified with Thoth, here holds a sacred Wadjet eye, the so-called Eye of Horus, which symbolizes legitimate kingship, the structured universe, and life. This carefully formed baboon holds the eye in front of his chest with his left hand below and the right above. 

Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Seated statue of Osiris, seated and holding cr…

Seated statue of Osiris, seated and holding crook and flail (bronze and gold). Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Louvre.

A sarcophagus with a mummy uncovered in Late P…

archaeologicalnews:

Excavations carried out by an Egyptian mission near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on Aswan’s west bank uncovered an anthropoid sandstone sarcophagus with a mummy inside of a Late Period tomb.

Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the mummy inside the sarcophagus is wrapped in linen and in a very good conservation condition.

Waziri pointed out that more studies are needed to identify the sarcophagus’ owner.

He noted that the mission also uncovered a couple of Late Period tombs with walls decorated with scenes depicting several deities such as Isis, Hathor, and Anubis. Read more.

Broad collar necklace (aegis) with the head …

Broad collar necklace (aegis) with the head of a ram, animal manifestation of Amun-Re, god of Thebes and king of the gods. Late Period, 7th-6th century BC. Now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Statuette of Ma‘at, seated, an ostrich feath…

Statuette of Ma‘at, seated, an ostrich feather – her attribute – on her head

Ma’at was both the goddess and the personification of truth and justice. Her ostrich feather represents truth.

Late Period, ca. 8th-7th century BC. Now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Model of the cat-goddess Bastet, daughter of R…

Model of the cat-goddess Bastet, daughter of Ra (copper alloy and gold). Late Period, ca. 715-343 BC. Now in the Ashmolean Museum.

Helping a cow give birth, detail of a wall r…

Helping a cow give birth, detail of a wall relief from the Tomb of Petosiris, high priest of Thoth. Late Period, 28th Dynasty, ca. 404-398 BC. Tuna el-Gebel, Hermopolis Magna.

The Goddess Isis, detail with decorated hi…

The Goddess Isis, detail with decorated hieroglyphs on the outer coffin of vizier Nespakashuty. Reign of

Psamtik I. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-610 BC. Tomb Nespakashuty (TT312), Deir el-Bahari. Now in the Luxor 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.

Statuette of Imhotep, architect of the step …

Statuette of Imhotep, architect of the step pyramid. Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Louvre. Photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Christian Decamps