Category: pharaoh

Head of Nectanebo I Bust of Nectanebo I in …

Head of Nectanebo I

Bust of Nectanebo I in

hedjet crown,

founder of the last native dynasty of Egypt, the thirtieth, 4th-century BC. Now in the Louvre.

Colossal Statue of AkhenatenA group of colossa…

Colossal Statue of Akhenaten

A group of colossal statues of Akhenaten, originally from the Temple of the Aten at Karnak, are on display in the Egyptian Museum. These statues may represent the first time that Akhenaten’s new religious thoughts were translated into art and architecture. 

Here we see the king standing, wearing a kilt that hangs below his swollen stomach. It is tied with a belt, decorated with the royal cartouche. He wears the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, as well as the Khat-headdress. In his hands he holds symbols of power and authority. His features are presented in the typical style of the period, with narrow slanting eyes, a long thin face, and thick lips. 

New Kingdom, Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. From the Temple of Aten, Karnak. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Ground Floor, Room 3, 

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Colossal head of Akhenaten

Colossal head of Akhenaten

A colossal head of Amenhotep IV (”Akhenaten”), father of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Painted wooden chest of Tutankhamun

Painted wooden chest of Tutankhamun

Detail depicting Tutankhamun on his chariot attacking Asiatics, side of a chest. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The enemies of Egypt vanquished and enslaved…

The enemies of Egypt vanquished and enslaved

Detail from the inside of one of the state chariots found in the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62),

stuccoed wood covered with gold. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Relief of Ramesses II

Relief of Ramesses II

Detail of a bas-relief depicting Ramesses II (r. ca. 1279-1213 BC), from small temple built by pharaoh at Abydos. Now in the Louvre.

Statuette of Tutankhamun Gilded funerary stat…

Statuette of Tutankhamun

Gilded funerary statuette of the boy king, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Pendant of Amenhotep III

Pendant of Amenhotep III

Gold pendant representing the pharaoh Amenhotep III, grandfather of Tutankhamun, holding crook and flail of the Osirian monarchy.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Ushabti of Ramesses IV

Ushabti of Ramesses IV

Funerary figurine of the pharaoh Ramesses IV. New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses IV, ca. 1155-1149 BC. Now in the Louvre.

Gold Death Mask of TutankhamunOne of the best-…

Gold Death Mask of Tutankhamun

One of the best-known objects from ancient Egypt. It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62. Bearing the likeness of Osiris, Egyptian god of the afterlife, it weighs over 10 kilograms (22 lb), and is decorated with semi-precious stones. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.