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Alabaster Boat
Alabaster Boat

This alabaster boat stands on a base representing a square pool.

Boat

Alabaster Bowl from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Alabaster Bowl from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

This is one of the finest alabaster bowls to have survived from ancient Egypt. It was originally made of a single piece of alabaster, although it was found in several parts.

Bowl

Alabaster Vase of King Tutankhamun
Alabaster Vase of King Tutankhamun

The one-handled alabaster vase has a bulging body, high narrow neck, and a graceful spout. It contained oils and other materials for the deceased king to use in the afterlife.

Vase

Amenhotep the Fourth,
Amenhotep the Fourth, "Akhenaten"

This head was once part of an Osiride statue erected by the king at Thebes. It should be dated to his early years since Akhenaten would certainly never have erected such a structure in the very shadow of the Temple of Amun at Karnak after departing for Amarna.

Head

Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

Amulet

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

Baboon of the God Thoth
Baboon of the God Thoth

This statue of the baboon of Thoth, represents the deity seated with all the details of the face, the mane, and the hair covering the upper part of the body while leaving the fingers visible. The statue is adorned with a broad pectoral hanging from his neck, decorated with the solar bark containing the sun disk.

Statue

Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus.

Bracelet

Beadwork Cloth
Beadwork Cloth

This decorative piece of cloth contains blue and green faience beads with copper rondos, or doughnut-shaped jewelry, in the middle. The beads are attached to each other by a wire.

Headrest Cushion

Bearer of the Gold of Honor
Bearer of the Gold of Honor

The high official wears the double collar known as the "Gold of Honor." It was awarded by the king to courtiers and military men who had demonstrated extraordinary valour.

Statue

Bed of Mummification
Bed of Mummification

The mummification bed is rectangular in shape. The four corners were originally decorated with heads of the Lioness Goddess Sekhmet, Goddess of war who is considered to be the protector of sleeping persons.

Bed

Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx
Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx

This oval, beetle-shaped pendant is decorated with a picture of a ram-headed sphinx. In front of the sphinx is the royal cobra. Behind the sphinx is a pot filled with leaves.

Religious and Cult Objects

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

Block Showing a Woman's Face
Block Showing a Woman's Face

This limestone block, sculpted in sunken relief, depicts a woman's face and part of her chest.

Relief

Block Statue of Sobek-nakht
Block Statue of Sobek-nakht

The block statue is depicting Sobek-nakht with both hands folded above his knees. He wears a tight dress showing his hands and feet.

Statue

Block Statue of Yamu-nedjeh
Block Statue of Yamu-nedjeh

This statue shows the high official Yamu-nedjeh squatting on the ground with his knees drawn in toward his chest. His arms are crossed on his legs, which are enveloped in a cloak.

Statue

Block with Prayers of Ramesses the Third
Block with Prayers of Ramesses the Third

This block bears prayers of Ramesses the Third to the gods Re-Horakhty, Osiris, Isis, and Thoth.

Block

Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies
Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies

This block is decorated with a traditional scene representing King Ramesses the Second massacring his enemies who belong to three different peoples: the Nubians, the Libyans and the Syrians.

Relief

Blue Faience Bowl
Blue Faience Bowl

The polished blue faience bowl was typically used as a votive object and was included in funerary equipment. A few of these bowls were found containing milk, which implies that the bowls were used for offerings to protective goddesses.

Cup

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