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Materials: Bronze Materials: Bronze

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Aegis with Apis Head
Aegis with Apis Head

The head of a bull, symbolizing Apis, is on the top of this aegis, or shield. Apis wears the horned sun disk crown decorated with the cobra and surmounted by two feathers.

Aegis

Aegis with the Head of Anukis
Aegis with the Head of Anukis

The aegis is a pectoral decorated with the heads of gods. This example is decorated with the head of the goddess Anukis wearing her feathered crown.

Aegis

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

Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration
Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration

The broad bronze anklet is decorated with the raised head of an animal. The anklet is proportionally heavy. This type of anklet is worn even now in some areas as an ornament to enhance the attractiveness of the wearer.

Anklet

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 Cross
Bronze Cross

A bronze cross with four equal arms that stands on a circular base; it resembles a Greek cross. In the center of the cross there is an "X" sign, above which is a human face that probably represents Jesus Christ.

Religious and Cult Objects

Bronze Door Handle in Form of Medusa
Bronze Door Handle in Form of Medusa

The bronze door handle is in the shape of Medusa, the snake-haired woman whose gaze turned men to stone. She has frightening eyes and a prominent forehead from which two small wings emerge. Her hair is thick and snakes are coming out of her open mouth.

Door Knob

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 Greek-Style Measure
Bronze Greek-Style Measure

The bronze Greek-style measure, called a kalathos, was specifically used for liquids. The body is cylindrical with a rounded bottom and the short handle has traces of a carved bird decoration.

Measuring Equipment

Bronze Ladle for Measuring Liquid
Bronze Ladle for Measuring Liquid

A type of Greek ladle, the bronze cyathus is used for serving wine or for measuring liquids and transferring them from one vessel to another. It has a broken handle and no ornamentation.

Measuring Equipment

Bronze Lioness
Bronze Lioness

This depiction shows this sacred animal, the lioness, lying on the ground.

Statue

Bronze Medical Needle
Bronze Medical Needle

The bronze needle was a medical instrument mainly used during surgical operations to close wounds by stitching. Its pointed tip ends with a small hole where the medical wire is tied while the other end has a round-shaped head to hold the wire.

Surgical or Medical Implement

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 Pitcher with Lid
Bronze Pitcher with Lid

The large polished pitcher has a lid in the form of a plant leaf, a mouth, a relatively long cylindrical neck, and a wide stem with a circular base. The handle is attached to the lid at the top and soldered to the body at the bottom.

Vessel

Bronze Statue of a Cat
Bronze Statue of a Cat

This small figurine of a cat, which was associated with the goddess Bastet and was considered her sacred animal, was given an alert expression by the artist.

Statue

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

Bronze Statue of the God Thoth as an Ibis
Bronze Statue of the God Thoth as an Ibis

This statue made of bronze represents the God Thoth in the form of an ibis, a bird of the Nile. It shows the ibis standing with its left leg forward.

Statue

Bronze Statuette of Harpocrates Wearing The Atef Crown
Bronze Statuette of Harpocrates Wearing The Atef Crown

A naked statuette of Harpocrates, standing on an oblong base with his left leg forward. As in all of his statues, he is holding his right index finger in his mouth.

Statuette

Bronze Statuette of an Angel
Bronze Statuette of an Angel

This small bronze statuette depicts an angel with wings, standing and lifting his arms forward.

Statuette

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