Category: museums

Sculptured torso of unknown king in the open a…

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

Statuette of the bull-headed god Mnevis (bronz…

Statuette of the bull-headed god Mnevis (bronze). Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Ashmolean Museum – via amthomson

Child’s chair, found in the Tomb of Tu…

Child’s chair, found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun

(wood with ivory marquetry). The terminals of the legs are in the form of lion’s paws. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Colossus of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC). Me…

Colossus of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC). Memphis Museum, Giza

Copper alloy hollow cast statue of the princes…

Copper alloy hollow cast statue of the princess-priestess Takushit

The statue was found in 1880, in Lower Egypt, on the hill of Kom-Toruga, near Lake Mariut, south of Alexandria. It had ritual, votive, and funerary functions. The use of the statue was ceremonial while the priestess was alive, and was part of the ritual equipment of the sanctuary, in which there was a priestess. After her death, it was used for votive and funerary ends and it decorated her tomb, which, according to the custom of the time, is located within the sanctuary precinct.

Third Intermediate Period, end of 25th Dynasty, ca. 670 BC. 

Now in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Interior of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vi…

Interior of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, detail depicting archway and the spandrel decoration of figures depicting Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918).

Seated statue of the Ram-headed god Khnum. New…

Seated statue of the Ram-headed god Khnum. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, probably reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1391-1353 BC. Now in the Louvre.

Colossus of ‘Amenhotep IV’ Akhenaten with cr…

Colossus of

‘Amenhotep IV’ Akhenaten with crook and flail, excavated from the Temple of Aten at Karnak. Amarna Period. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Interior of the Main Hall of the Egyptian Muse…

Interior of the Main Hall of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Eduardo Toda y Güell (Spanish Egyptologist, …

Eduardo Toda y Güell (Spanish Egyptologist, 1855-1941) who

discovered and opened the intact tomb of Sennedjem,

standing with ancient Egyptian mummies at Boulaq Museum, 1885