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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

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

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret
Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third.

Pectoral or Collar

Boomerang of King Tutankhamun
Boomerang of King Tutankhamun

Beginning in the era of the Old Kingdom, tomb decorations show scenes where wild birds are hunted using a throw-stick, or boomerang, which take different shapes and sizes.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Box with Blue Panels for Holding Jewelry
Box with Blue Panels for Holding Jewelry

This wooden box is decorated with panels of blue faience and ornamented with gilded gesso. It once contained the jewels and the treasures King Tutankhamun.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box with Carved Scenes of King Tutankhamun and His Queen
Box with Carved Scenes of King Tutankhamun and His Queen

This chest with colored ivory panels shows Tutankhamun, on the short (front) side, sitting and shooting wildfowl and fish, and his wife sits at his legs. On the lid, the queen is giving the king bouquets of lotus and of papyri.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box with Very Fine Inlay of Ebony and Ivory
Box with Very Fine Inlay of Ebony and Ivory

This red wooden box is inlaid with ivory and ebony. Its vaulted lid is decorated with vertical hieroglyphic lines and geometric designs.

Box / Chest / Casket

Box with Wig Support
Box with Wig Support

This plain rectangular wooden case with hinged lid contained a block-headed support made for the king's headdress.

Box / Chest / Casket

Cane with Two Enemies
Cane with Two Enemies

Two of King Tutankhamun's enemies are represented on the cane. The first one is a hairy Asian whose hands, face, and feet are made of ivory to imitate his white skin. The second enemy is an African whose face and limbs are made of ebony that simulates his dark skin.

Stick

Chair with Carved Back
Chair with Carved Back

The chair back is a scene representing Heh, the god of a million years and eternity. The sides are decorated with the Sema-Tawy, sign of unification. The chair legs are shaped as lion's paws.

Chair

Chariot of Tutankhamun
Chariot of Tutankhamun

The wheel was known in ancient Egypt as early as the Old Kingdom, but the horse-drawn chariot was introduced much later by the Hyksos. This one, found in Tutankhamun's tomb, was decorated with fine gilded motifs.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Child's Chair with Antelope Designs
Child's Chair with Antelope Designs

The chair is held together by papyrus thongs. The back and the seat of the chair are caned with papyrus fibers. The sides of the chair are decorated with antelope figures. The legs are animal shaped.

Chair

Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Here is a wooden, cone-shaped, decorated top, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The spinning top was one of the most beloved toys of Egyptian children in ancient and even modern times.

Games and Toys

Coffin of Thuya in the Shape of a Mummy
Coffin of Thuya in the Shape of a Mummy

This wooden coffin is covered with gilded stucco. The features are very finely modeled; the eyes, eyelashes, and eyebrows are inlaid.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Coffin of Yuya with Crossed Hands
Coffin of Yuya with Crossed Hands

This coffin is made of wood, gilt, and bitumen. It is shaped in the form of the deceased. The sides have illustrations of the different deities.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Coffin of Yuya with Silver Lid
Coffin of Yuya with Silver Lid

This coffin is made of wood, silver, gold, and bitumen, a type of cement. Its lid is covered with silver leaf, while the text and the figures of gods are gilded.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Corselet of Tutankhamun
Corselet of Tutankhamun

This corselet, or vest, is a magnificent piece of jewelry considered to be a royal and official article of clothing.

Corselet

Dagger from the Tomb of Princess Ita
Dagger from the Tomb of Princess Ita

In the tomb of Princess Ita, wife of Amenemhat the second, this dagger was found in her coffin, together with a collection of jewels that included bracelets, anklets a necklace, and the remains of a belt. The form of the blade is Phoenician in origin, and the patterns on the handle were common in Crete. It has been suggested that the dagger was imported from Byblos in Phoenicia or from Crete, or was manufactured in Egypt by a foreign craftsman at the royal court.

Jewelry

Disk with Geometric Pattern
Disk with Geometric Pattern

This disk has one flat side and one slightly convex side. The convex side is decorated with geometric patterns in black, white, and brown. When the disk is turned, wonderful designs can be seen.

Games and Toys

Disk with Scene of Dogs Hunting Gazelles
Disk with Scene of Dogs Hunting Gazelles

The disk was intended for use as a spinning top. A stick was inserted in the hole through the center of the disk. When the disk is turned, it creates a scene of dogs chasing gazelles.

Games and Toys

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