Category: late period

Ram’s head pendantSilver pendant in shap…

Ram’s head pendant

Silver pendant in shape of ram’s head with the uraeus on it, with incised details. From

Tahpanhes, 2.75 x 2.07 cm. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the British Museum.

Ancient Egyptian Signet Ring

Ancient Egyptian Signet Ring

This ring belonging to a person call Sa-Neith, who held the following titles: ‘Prophet and Divine Father’, ‘Director of Chapels (of the goddess Neith)’, ‘Priest of Horus’, ‘He whose two Diadems are Great’, ‘Lord of the City of Letopolis (in the delta; possibly the city of origin of the owner of the ring)’. 

Made of solid gold. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona.

Ceremonial rattle of HathorFragment of a cerem…

Ceremonial rattle of Hathor

Fragment of a ceremonial rattle in the shape of the symbol of Hathor, celestial cow and goddess of love and music. Glazed composition, 9 x 7 cm. Late Period,

7th-5th century BC. Now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Head of the god Osiris

Head of the god Osiris

In ancient Egypt, gold, silver and electrum were the metals of choice for making jewelry. Due to its brilliance and incorruptibility, gold was associated with the Sun and the concept of immortality (hence the decision to make the bodies of gods from gold). Silver was associated with the Moon, and was used for the bones of the gods. In its natural state or when produced artificially, electrum is a composite of gold and silver. As a result, it assumed symbolic functions.

Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona.

Isis suckling Horus

Isis suckling Horus

Bronze statuette depicting goddess Isis suckling the infant Horus. Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Freud Museum, London.

Block statue of Pa-Ankh-Ra Ship master, …

Block statue of Pa-Ankh-Ra

Ship master,

between his legs stands a small statue of the god Ptah holding

Was-sceptre. Basalt, height: 41 cm. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris.

Statuette of Thoth as an ibis Thoth, as the e…

Statuette of Thoth as an ibis

Thoth, as the embodiment of wisdom, and the art of writing, was the patron of scribes.

The ibis is next to the baboon the sacred animal of the god Thoth.

The body of this statuette is made of wood, which was covered with fine stucco. The head with the atef crown, the neck, the tail feathers and the legs are made of silver. The eyes are in stucco with black glass.

Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Bastet with amber eyesBronze head of the cat…

Bastet with amber eyes

Bronze head of the cat goddess Bastet with amber

inlays for eyes. 

Bast or Bastet – in ancient Egypt, the goddess of joy, fun and love, female beauty and health, which was depicted as a cat-headed woman in her later form. 

Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 600 BC. Now in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

Figure of Bastet

Figure of Bastet

Bronze statuette of the cat goddess Bastet or Bast wearing golden earrings. Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Private Collection. Photo: Heini Schneebeli

Isis and Osiris  Statues of Isis, left and Os…

Isis and Osiris 

Statues of Isis, left and Osiris,

Saite Period, 26 Dynasty, reign of Amasis (570-526 BC),

displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Sept. 9, 2015.

Photo: Michel Euler/AP

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