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Pectoral of the Sky Goddess Nut

This pectoral was found in the chapel of Anubis within the tomb; it shows the goddess Nut in human form with her wings and arms outstretched, protecting the cartouches of Tutankhamun. Below her wings can be seen eight rows of hieroglyphs, again related to protection by the gods. 

The pectoral is surmounted by a cavetto cornice. It has been argued by some scholars that this piece was not originally made for Tutankhamun, as the cartouches show signs of having been altered. Made out of gold, carnelian and colored glass. 

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 61944

met-egyptian-art:

Scarab, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Art

Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steatite, blue glazed

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The God Sobek

Detail of a sunken-relief on column depicts the crocodile headed god Sobek in the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Photo:

Taylor S. Kennedy

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Head of a Funerary Couch in the form of

Ammit

Three ritual funerary couches were found in the antechamber of Tutankhamun. They are made of stuccoed gilded wood in the form of sacred animals whose eyes are inlaid with colored glass paste. These beds may have been intended to bear the deceased king during his journey to his eternal destination in the afterlife.

One bed has the head of Mehet-Weret, the celestial cow; the second, the head of a lioness, Mehit and the third, shown here, is a composite animal with a hippopotamus’s head wearing a wig, a leopard’s body, and a crocodile’s tail and crest.

This strange combination represents the dreadful Ammit, the monster who waits during the final judgment in the court of Osiris and who devours the unjust deceased.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62012

peachiree:

Slayer of the s/n/a/k/e, and Guardian of the Cosmos (Aka Mistress of Heaven, an Epithet)

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Mummy of a Cat

Cat mummy with his head covered with a painted body mask.

The natural grace, and perhaps the motherly qualities of the cat, suggested to the Egyptians some aspect of the goddess. 

Late Period, ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Louvre. N 2678 C; AF 9461