Category: sculpture

Schist Statue of OsirisOsiris wearing feathere…

Schist Statue of Osiris

Osiris wearing feathered Atef Crown and holding the crook and flail, symbols of kingship

in his hands, crossed at his torso. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Tomb of Psamtik at Saqqara. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Photo: Sandro Vannini 

View of the ancient Egyptian Collection: Mum…

View of the ancient Egyptian Collection: Mummies and sculptures on display. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen,

Denmark. Photos: Ole Haupt

Statue of Sobek and Amenhotep III (calcite)

Statue of Sobek and Amenhotep III (calcite)

Amenhotep III (Amenophis III), also known as Amenhotep the Magnificent, was the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. he ruled Egypt from June 1386 to 1349 BC. Sobek was an ancient Egyptian deity, associated with the Nile crocodile. Sobek was also associated with pharaonic power, fertility, and military prowess. The statue is now in the Luxor Museum.

Statue of a scribe and priest of the god Tho…

Statue of a scribe and priest of the god Thoth carrying a baboon

From Ashmunein (ancient Hermopolis)

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Now in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

Statuette of naked woman (ivory)

Statuette of naked woman (ivory)

This graceful figure is an enigma. We don’t know what type of object it is: a statuette or part of a utilitarian object (a handle, perhaps, or a decorative detail on a piece of furniture). The date is also uncertain: the late Eighteenth Dynasty and the Twenty-Second Dynasty have been suggested, which still leaves a range of half a millennium. We know nevertheless that the statuette is made of ivory and is one of the finest works every produced in Egypt. 

Now in the Louvre, E27429

A goddess holding an Ankh (”key of life”), det…

A goddess holding an Ankh (”key of life”), detail of a wall relief from the

Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Gold statuette of Amun from Karnak  This stat…

Gold statuette of Amun from Karnak 

This statuette, cast in solid gold, is an extremely rare example of the statuary made of precious materials that, according to ancient descriptions, filled the sanctuaries of temples. The figure could have been mounted on top of a ceremonial scepter or standard. There are traces of a tripartite loop on the top of Amun’s cap, which indicates that he could be suspended and, as such, perhaps was worn by a temple celebrant or by a statue of a deity.For the Egyptians, the color of gold and the sheen of its surface were associated with the sun, and the skin of gods was supposed to be made of gold. 

Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945-712 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Gold statuette of Amun  This statuette, cast …

Gold statuette of Amun 

This statuette, cast in solid gold, is an extremely rare example of the statuary made of precious materials that, according to ancient descriptions, filled the sanctuaries of temples. The figure could have been mounted on top of a ceremonial scepter or standard. There are traces of a tripartite loop on the top of Amun’s cap, which indicates that he could be suspended and, as such, perhaps was worn by a temple celebrant or by a statue of a deity.For the Egyptians, the color of gold and the sheen of its surface were associated with the sun, and the skin of gods was supposed to be made of gold. 

Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945-712 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Greywacke statue of Thutmose III (Menkheperre,…

Greywacke statue of Thutmose III (Menkheperre, reign ca.1479-1425 BC) from Karnak. The statue was found in the Karnak cachette in 1904. Thutmose III became a local world power because of his foreign campaigns. Called the Napoleon of Egypt. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Ibis, in squatting position, carved in gilde…

Ibis, in squatting position, carved in gilded wood, with neck, head, beak, tail and legs cast in solid bronze, eyes inlaid in green glass. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1350 BC. Now in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.