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Basin of Qaitbay
Basin of Qaitbay

This basin of Qaitbay has many straight sides with a flat bottom and a rather wide rim.

Implements And Utensils

Bell with The Dwarf God Bes
Bell with The Dwarf God Bes

The bell is a calotte shape and is richly decorated. The handle is decorated with two representations of the dwarf god Bes and the sides are decorated with four different motifs. It was found without its tongue and its suspension ring.

Bell

Box of Toghai Tomor Al-Sayfi
Box of Toghai Tomor Al-Sayfi

This cylindrical box is decorated with Naskh calligraphy. The cover, which has sloping sides, is attached to the box by a hinge and may be tightly closed by means of a long lock. The border of the cover includes a line of animals chasing each other.

Box

Brass Candle Stand
Brass Candle Stand

A brass candle stand with a bell shaped base on which there is a band of inscription saying, "Mortmain of Sheikh Ahmad el-Bagam at the abode of Sidi Radwan in the city of Ibiar." It is noticeable that this candle stand is devoid of any decoration except the band of inscription on the base.

Candlestick

Brass Washbasin
Brass Washbasin

Brass washbasin with a ribbed edge inclined outwards; there are twelve ribs. The washbasin is decorated inside with a Kufic inscription on a floral background. The center of the washbasin is decorated, at the bottom, with a drawing of a flower that has numerous petals.

Basin

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 Frying Pan with a Decorated Handle
Bronze Frying Pan with a Decorated Handle

A frying pan with a decorated handle to be held over the fire. The pan is somewhat conical in shape and can be considered to have been used for domestic purposes.

Domestic Utensils

Bronze Oil Lamp with Four Legs
Bronze Oil Lamp with Four Legs

A bronze oil lamp with an oblong body, stands on four legs. At the center of its upper surface there is an oblong opening, through which it can be filled with oil.

Lamp

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

Candlestick of Al-Mosili
Candlestick of Al-Mosili

The candlestick of Al-Mosili has a wide, slightly conical base and a narrow neck. The upper surface of the neck is decorated by a drawing of musicians, dancers and wine drinkers.

Candlestick

Candlestick of a Prince who belongs to Al-Nasir Mohammad
Candlestick of a Prince who belongs to Al-Nasir Mohammad

This candlestick, with a long body on a base, is adorned by various round protuberances, separated by rectangular forms and decorated with Naskh calligraphy and leaves.

Candlestick

Censer Decorated With Birds and a Rose
Censer Decorated With Birds and a Rose

This censer, used for burning incense, is in the form of a cylinder with three tall legs and a dome-shaped cover. The legs are decorated with various octagonal prominent gammas.

Censer

Censer with Chains
Censer with Chains

A censer that is supported on three legs. The body of the censer is decorated with figures of six human faces in high relief: the faces are those of three men and three children.

Censer

Chisel
Chisel

Bronze chisel, from the tomb of Kha.

Implements And Utensils

Coffee Pot with Four Lines of Naskh Inscription
Coffee Pot with Four Lines of Naskh Inscription

A copper jug used for making coffee; the coffee was boiled in the jug then poured into porcelain cups. The jug has a long handle that extends from the upper rim to near the base. There is a spout through which the coffee was poured. Four lines of Naskh inscription decorate the body.

Ewer

Collar of Mesehti
Collar of Mesehti

The collar from the collection of Mesehti, Mayor of Asiut, consists of large round beads. The beads have been restrung with modern wire to preserve the original form of the collar.

Pectoral or Collar

Collection of Islamic Golden Coins
Collection of Islamic Golden Coins

A collection of Islamic golden coins were struck in various cities around the Islamic world. These particular dinars are dated to Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid and Mamluk periods.

Coin

Collection of Islamic Silver Coins
Collection of Islamic Silver Coins

The currency system in Egypt was based upon three coins: the gold dinar, the silver dirham and the copper fils. The gold dinars were the principal currency upon which the other units were based, while the copper fils and silver dirhams where used at the level of local markets.

Numismatics

Collection of Printing Letters
Collection of Printing Letters

A collection of printing letters were brought by the French expedition to Egypt in AD 1798. The letters were dropped from a printing press.

Writing Equipment

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