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Adze
Adze

One of the most common tools used by carpenters in Ancient Egypt was the adze. This adze is made of a metal blade attached to a wooden handle.

Carpenters and Sculptors Tools

Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya
Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya

The Djed pillar symbolized resurrection, stability and endurance and became the emblem of Osiris. This Djed pillar amulet from the tomb of Yuya and Thuya is made of gilded wood to imitate a real gold amulet. It is inscribed on both sides with magical texts for the protection of the deceased.

Amulet

Anthropoid Coffin of Aba
Anthropoid Coffin of Aba

This wooden anthropoid coffin belongs to Aba, son of Ankh-Hor. Aba was the governor of Upper Egypt and the chief of its treasury.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Anthropoid Coffin with Hieroglyphics
Anthropoid Coffin with Hieroglyphics

This coffin of a woman from the Ptolemaic period still contains her mummy. She is shown on the lid wearing the long tripartite wig. The coffin is decorated on the sides with two long serpents.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Assiut
Assiut

Assiut was the capital of the thirteenth province of Upper Egypt in Pharaonic Egypt. The name Assiut is derived from the ancient Egyptian word Sawit, "the protectorate".

Military Unit

Bed Covered with Gold Sheet
Bed Covered with Gold Sheet

Of all the beds found, this one is the finest and most elaborate with a carved ebony frame covered in gold sheet.

Bed

Bed of Queen Hetepheres
Bed of Queen Hetepheres

This marvelous bed, which belonged to Queen Hetepheres, rests on four gilded wooden supports in the form of lion's legs. Her son, King Khufu, transferred her funerary bed from Dahshur to Giza to provide more security.

Bed

Bird-Shaped Child's Toy
Bird-Shaped Child's Toy

The child's toy in the shape of a bird has a hole in the head in which a rope is placed for pulling the toy and for playing with it.

Games and Toys

Bird-Shaped Toy from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Bird-Shaped Toy from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

This wooden toy in the shape of a bird might have been used as a flying bird when thrown in the air.

Games and Toys

Black Varnished Wood Shrine
Black Varnished Wood Shrine

The black varnished wood shrine has a convex roof that slopes away toward the back to resemble the Predynastic temples of southern Egypt. It originally contained two snake statues on a standard.

Shrine

Board with Ebony Panels
Board with Ebony Panels

A decorated wooden board with carved adornment that consists of three panels inlaid with ivory and ebony. The lowest panel is the largest. The panels are grouped together, decorated and they are all inlaid with ivory and ebony.

Slab

Board with Nine Panels
Board with Nine Panels

A board divided into nine panels and decorated with geometrical designs interlaced with floral designs. Some of the panels are adorned with swastika within lozenge. Other panels are decorated with five-pointed stars encompassing interlaced floral patterns.

Slab

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

Bow Case
Bow Case

There were many hunting and warfare objects found in the king's tomb, such as this bow case, decorated with hunting scenes.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Box Containing Eight Alabaster Vases
Box Containing Eight Alabaster Vases

The wooden box has a lid and contains a set of eight cylindrical alabaster vases. They had been filled and then carefully stored inside the box in two rows. All have lids with the names of their contents.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box Decorated with Symbols in Ivory and Painted Wood
Box Decorated with Symbols in Ivory and Painted Wood

The sides of this box are divided by horizontal ivory strips into upper and lower rectangular panels, which are decorated with Hieroglyphic text.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box Decorated with Tyet and Djed Signs
Box Decorated with Tyet and Djed Signs

The inside of this box is divided into two sections; it possibly held Tutankhamun's linen. Both the handles of the box and the lid are gilded and incised with the king's cartouches.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box and Lid with Painted Red Panels
Box and Lid with Painted Red Panels

This box, used for clothes, is very roughly made. The framework of this box was left unpainted, while the panels are finished with red paint. The handles are painted black and engraved with cartouches of the king.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box for Holy Qur'an of Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghawri
Box for Holy Qur'an of Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghawri

The box for the Holy Qur'an is made of wood and consists of a body and a cover The box is decorated on the outside with lines of Mamluk Naskh calligraphy The text indicates that the Mamluk Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghawri ordered this box to be made.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box on Tall Legs with Decoration
Box on Tall Legs with Decoration

This box contained four headrests and fragments of a decayed robe. Above the lower rails is an alternating decoration of fretwork hieroglyphs.

Box / Chest / Casket

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