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Amulet in the Form of a Cow
Amulet in the Form of a Cow

The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal.

Amulet

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 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

Ardebil Small Basin
Ardebil Small Basin

The Ardebil small basin is made of brass with some areas decorated with geometric and floral designs.

Bowl

Basin with Medallions of Animals and Flowers
Basin with Medallions of Animals and Flowers

The sides of the basin curve inward slightly. The basin bears the name of its owner and is decorated with medallions containing animals and flowers.

Basin

Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun
Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun

This double-sided unguents container of gold-plated wood is inlaid with colored glass paste. Each side is composed of two inward-facing cartouches of the king.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes
Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes

This bracelet consists of two parts. The first part includes seven tubes that are connected by a hinge. The second part is a clasp using a pin that goes through the tube.

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

Brass Basin Inlaid with Silver
Brass Basin Inlaid with Silver

The brass basin is inlaid with silver and decorated with hunting animals, fantastic winged creatures, and scenes of life at court. The base is decorated with depictions of the planets.

Basin

Brass Crescent for Building Decoration
Brass Crescent for Building Decoration

The brass crescent has a long, cone-shaped neck consisting of three parts.

Other Accessory

Brass Tray Stand
Brass Tray Stand

The brass tray stand consists of two cone-shaped parts, both parts are decorated with Mamluk Naskh calligraphy, on a plant-decorated background.

Other Receptacle

Brass Tray Stand with Naskh Inscriptions
Brass Tray Stand with Naskh Inscriptions

The brass tray stand. It has a cylinder-shaped body divided into two parts decorated with a wide line of Mamluk Naskh calligraphy, on a plant-like background and decorative medallions.

Other Receptacle

Brass Washbasin
Brass Washbasin

Brass washbasin with a ribbed edge inclined outwards; there are twelve ribs. The washbasin is decorated inside with a Kufic inscription on a floral background. The center of the washbasin is decorated, at the bottom, with a drawing of a flower that has numerous petals.

Basin

Bronze Lioness
Bronze Lioness

This depiction shows this sacred animal, the lioness, lying on the ground.

Statue

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 Utensil for Holding Oil
Bronze Utensil for Holding Oil

This small bronze utensil, with a protruding body and a narrow mouth, was used to keep oils. The handle was made by hammering, but the hilt was fabricated by being poured into a mold.

Jug

Candlestick of Soliman Al-Khadim
Candlestick of Soliman Al-Khadim

Brass candelstick, coated with gold, Minister Soliman Basha Al-Khadim endowed this brass candlestick to the Citadel Mosque of Sariat Al-Gabel.

Candlestick

Candlestick with Musicians
Candlestick with Musicians

The tapered candlestick has an overhanging rim. The neck is decorated with medallions and plant-like and geometric designs. On the candlestick's neck is a Kufic inscription bearing the name of the maker.

Candlestick

Ceremonial Ostrich Fan
Ceremonial Ostrich Fan

This ceremonial fan originally held ostrich feathers. It is made of wood covered with sheets of gold and inlaid with semiprecious stones.

Fan

Circular Medical Cautery
Circular Medical Cautery

This metal medical cautery is known as a circular cautery; it was used for cauterization, which is the burning of tissue for medical reasons.

Surgical or Medical Implement

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