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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

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

Box Inlaid with Ivory and Ebony
Box Inlaid with Ivory and Ebony

A rectangular box in the form of a shrine with a convex lid as the shrine's ceiling. An ink inscription states that it belonged to His Majesty King Tutankhamun when he was a child; it most probably, contained his toys.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box with Gabled Cover
Box with Gabled Cover

This square wooden box has a gabled lid, decorated on both sides with small, intersecting, carved circles.

Box

Canopic Container of Isis
Canopic Container of Isis

The beautiful box, richly ornamented on its four sides, belongs to a lady named Isis. It once stored her canopic vases, which were used to contain the organs of the deceased.

Canopic Box

Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun
Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun

Inside this imposing and elaborate gilded shrine was the alabaster chest that contained the four canopic miniature coffins.

Canopic Shrine

Carding Comb
Carding Comb

A large rectangular comb has a long handle and teeth but is undecorated. Combs of this sort were used to "card," or disentangle the fibers from flax, which was the principal weaving material available in Egypt.

Comb

Ceremonial Fan of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Fan of Tutankhamun

This ceremonial fan of King Tutankhamun has a long handle made of beaten gold sheets around a wooden core. It is topped by a stylized knob in the form of a papyrus flower and stem.

Fan

Ceremonial Fan of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Fan of Tutankhamun

The top of this ceremonial fan is shaped like a papyrus umbel, or petal cluster, with its calyces, or outer leaves, and stem. At the lower end of the fan, a knob in the shape of an inverted papyrus umbel, or petal cluster, of the lotus is found.

Fan

Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

This highly decorated throne is one of the masterpieces of King Tutankhamun's treasure, and was found in the room called the "Annexe" in his tomb.

Throne

Child's Chair of Tutankhamun
Child's Chair of Tutankhamun

This solid chair is an everyday piece of furniture that was found in the room called the "Antechamber" in the tomb of Tutankhamun. It has been suggested that the king used it when he was a child.

Chair

Clay Sarcophagus
Clay Sarcophagus

A poorly made clay sarcophagus, probably made for a man, as the hair appears to be cut short with small curls.

Cenotaph

Coffin Lid of Ramesses the Second
Coffin Lid of Ramesses the Second

This painted, mummy-shaped, wooden coffin contained the mummy of the great Pharaoh Ramesses the Second. The coffin depicts the king in his younger age.

Coffin / Sarcophagus Lid

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

Collection of Writing Equipment
Collection of Writing Equipment

This is a collection of writing equipment that includes an inkwell, color stone, and a fine brush used for painting.

Writing Equipment

Colored Portrait of a Child
Colored Portrait of a Child

This portrait was found on the mummy of a little girl who is shown with a round, sad face. Her hair is short and her eyes are brown.

Portrait

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