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Style: 3rd Intermediate Period Style: 3rd Intermediate Period

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Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture
Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture

This amulet depicts the vulture Nekhbet, patron goddess of Upper Egypt. It is in the form of a miniature wide Usekh collar and is made of beaten gold with a counterweight. It was found among many pieces of jewelry belonging to King Psusennes the First.

Amulet

Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine
Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

Amulet

Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes
Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes

This amulet of a human-headed bird symbolizes the Ba, or the soul. The head resembles King Psusennes wearing the royal headdress, the royal cobra uraeus, and the false beard.

Amulet

Block Statue of Bak-en-Khonsu
Block Statue of Bak-en-Khonsu

This block statue bears the name of Bak-en-Khonsu. He has the cartouches of King Osorkon the Second of the Twenty-Second Dynasty on his right shoulder.

Statue

Block Statue of Nespaneferher
Block Statue of Nespaneferher

This statue depicts Nespaneferher with large almond-shaped eyes, a small nose, small lips and a shoulder length striped wig.

Statuette

Block Statue of Sendjhouty, Son of Wennefer
Block Statue of Sendjhouty, Son of Wennefer

This statue portrays Sendjhouty, the son of Wennefer. The statue was originally created for another person, and later re-inscribed for Sendjhouty.

Statue

Block Statuette of Iwfaa
Block Statuette of Iwfaa

The squatting statuette of a man called Iwfaa was placed in the temple to permit its owner to symbolically participate in temple offerings. His body is completely covered by a cloak and he wears a necklace bearing the face of the goddess Hathor.

Statuette

Bracelet with Udjat Eyes
Bracelet with Udjat Eyes

This original bracelet is formed of fifteen "Eyes of Horus," which are called, in the ancient Egyptian language, Udjat eyes. It provides its wearer with strong protection because the Udjat eye is the best-known amulet for protection.

Bracelet

Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First
Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First

Among the 22 bracelets found on the arms of King Psusennes the First, this heavy one is the most interesting, as it has a special form and design.

Bracelet

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

Coffin of the Priest Pa-mes-hem
Coffin of the Priest Pa-mes-hem

An elaborately painted coffin consists of three pieces: the lid, the cover of the mummy and the base. The left side of the base is adorned with scenes beginning at the foot and depicting Anubis at the cemetery with the cow Hathor emerging from the western mountain. The goddess Nut is also depicted coming from the sacred tree and bringing offerings and pouring water for the deceased.

Coffin / Sarcophagus / Cartonnage

Coffins of King Sheshonq the Second
Coffins of King Sheshonq the Second

These coffins were made for the internal organs of Sheshonq the Second as a substitute for the traditional canopic jars. They are miniature sarcophagi in the shape of the mummified king.

Canopic Coffinette

Cylindrical Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes the First
Cylindrical Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes the First

A gold bracelet that is one of the important pieces among the fine jewelry of King Psusennes the First. The collection, which includes a series of necklaces, collars, rings and bracelets, was found in his tomb at Tanis. It is thin and cylindrical in shape; the only decoration is a line of inscription that runs all round the inside and gives the name of the king and his epithets.

Bracelet

Fingers Sheaths of King Psusennes the First
Fingers Sheaths of King Psusennes the First

From the time of the New Kingdom, during the treatment of the body with natron salts in the mummification process, gold sheaths were placed on the fingers to prevent them from breaking off. These are three of the twenty found on the mummy of the king; ten were for the hands, like these, and were decorated with gold rings and ten were for the feet.

Clothing

Flying Falcon of King Amenemope
Flying Falcon of King Amenemope

The hawk of King Amenemope is represented stretching its wings and grasping the Shen sign of eternity to which two plaques bearing the cartouches of the king are attached.

Amulet

Funerary Papyrus of Te-net-wesret-en-per-nesu
Funerary Papyrus of Te-net-wesret-en-per-nesu

This papyrus was made for the Singer of Amun, who appears in scenes at both ends and is being led by Isis to the throne room of Osiris, Lord of the Dead.

Papyrus

Funerary Sandals of King Psusennes the First
Funerary Sandals of King Psusennes the First

The soles of the funerary sandals of King Psusennes the First are decorated on the top with engravings of roses at the heel and herringbone patterns in the middle.

Sandal

Funerary Sandals of Sheshonq the Second
Funerary Sandals of Sheshonq the Second

A pair of sandals that was worn by the mummy of King Sheshonq the Second inside the coffin. The sandals are made of gold and were never used by the king during his life.

Sandal

Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes the First
Gold Bracelet of King Psusennes the First

One of twenty-two bracelets found on the arms of the mummy of King Psusennes the First. This heavy gold bracelet is especially interesting, as it is inscribed on the inner side and is modern in shape.

Bracelet

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