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Acroterium Base with a Lion Head
Acroterium Base with a Lion Head

A small Acroterium base ends with an open-mouthed lion head. The lion has hollow eyes and a long mane. It is possible that this acroterium was the base of a statue. The "acroterium" means a small base for a statue or other ornament.

Accessory

Amphora with a Wide Mouth
Amphora with a Wide Mouth

A locally produced amphora with a wide mouth, the neck has long vertical incisions that continue all along the neck and down to the body of the amphora. It has two round handles. There is a hole underneath each handle.

Amphora

Board with the Remains of a Colored Picture
Board with the Remains of a Colored Picture

A wooden board with the remains of a colored portrait of a woman, that may be dated to the period between the middle of the second century and the beginning of the fourth century AD.

Portrait

Bone Relief of Aphrodite with Dolphin
Bone Relief of Aphrodite with Dolphin

The fine relief carved in bone depicts Aphrodite after her bath, standing on a base. The body is well proportioned, displaying the beauty attested to Aphrodite.

High Relief

Bronze Censer with a Character Inspired by Menander's Play
Bronze Censer with a Character Inspired by Menander's Play

A bronze censer formed of two parts with a square base that is supported on four tripods. A hexagonal body is set on the base; the lid is in the form of a seated person with comic features. The person is a character from a play written by the Greek poet Menandar. The open mouth allows the incense fumes to emerge.

Censer

Bronze Oil Lamp with Open Flower Shaped Handle
Bronze Oil Lamp with Open Flower Shaped Handle

A bronze oil lamp with two openings, the opening at the front is large, so that a wick can be inserted; the other opening is smaller and served for filling the lamp with oil. The handle is in the shape of an open flower.

Lamp

Bronze Statue of an Animal
Bronze Statue of an Animal

Bronze statue of a donkey shown walking; the animal has two long ears and an unusually long tail. The form is somewhat primitive; as the maker did not pay much attention to the fine detail of the various parts.

Statue

Canopic Jar with a Human Head
Canopic Jar with a Human Head

A canopic jar formed of two parts; the body and the lid. The lid bears the head of a king wearing the Egyptian headdress known as Nemes. The Canopic jars are the four funerary jars, in which the internal organs of the deceased are preserved. The organs were removed during the mummification process and preserved.

Canopic Jar

Ceramic Necklace
Ceramic Necklace

A necklace made of a collection of round and tube-like ceramic beads in yellow, green, and gray. The beads were strung on recently made thread. The necklace was used to complement women's adornment.

Necklace

Chest in the Form of a Sarcophagus
Chest in the Form of a Sarcophagus

A small chest in the form of a sarcophagus with a pyramid-shaped lid. The artist used white marble in a marvelous way while creating it.

Naos

Christian Mummy
Christian Mummy

The mummified individual has a cross burnt on the chest as proof of his Christianity. The mummy supports the idea that in the early period of Christianity, people were still influenced by the burial methods of the Pharaohs.

Male Mummy

Clay Sarcophagus
Clay Sarcophagus

A poorly made clay sarcophagus, probably made for a man, as the hair appears to be cut short with small curls.

Cenotaph

Collection of Beads
Collection of Beads

A selection of beads, some are flat circles that are separated by barrel shaped beads and four double tube beads. The beads have been strung on a new thread.

Necklace

Collection of Beads made of Agate and Glass
Collection of Beads made of Agate and Glass

This collection of beads, of different shapes and sizes, is made of agate and glass. They were recently organized on thread to form a necklace.

Necklace

Collection of Colored Beads
Collection of Colored Beads

This collection of colored beads have been strung on new thread, and form a necklace that was worn by women during both the Greek and Roman periods in Egypt. The beads have lost their shine by time.

Necklace

Colored Portrait of a Child
Colored Portrait of a Child

This portrait was found on the mummy of a little girl who is shown with a round, sad face. Her hair is short and her eyes are brown.

Portrait

Colored Portrait of a Man
Colored Portrait of a Man

A colored portrait of a man in the style of the Faiyum portraits, it is similar to the conventional Byzantine style, in spite of that, the details date it to between the middle of the second century and the beginning of the fourth century AD.

Portrait

Container with a Relief of Caricature Figures
Container with a Relief of Caricature Figures

A semi-cylindrical container made of clay, with a raised relief of caricature figures. Such pieces were common during the Roman era in Egypt, due to the popularity of modern comedies written by the Greek poet and playwright Menander.

Jar

Copper Ladle
Copper Ladle

Copper was used in Egypt to produce household appliances and weapons during the Greek and Roman periods. This copper ladle was used as a kitchen utensil; it is primitively made without any ornamentation or engraving.

Implements And Utensils

Decorated Gravestone
Decorated Gravestone

On this gravestone, the deceased is shown lying on a couch with his legs crossed and wearing Greek clothing.

Relief

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