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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

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

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

Cosmetic Container in the Form of a Calf
Cosmetic Container in the Form of a Calf

A wonderful cosmetic container is in the shape of a calf. The piece of wood from which the container is made was cut into two parts: a box that was hollowed to hold the contents and a lid. The crouching calf's figure is carved with the details of the head and the body in relief. The legs, however, are more stylized.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Head of Tutankhamun
Head of Tutankhamun

An unusual and appealing small head that is a masterpiece; it was found by Howard Carter at the entrance to King Tutankhamun's tomb. The head is that of the boy pharaoh with very beautiful features, modeled in the Amarna style.

Head

High Backed Chair
High Backed Chair

Wooden decorated high backed chair with lion paw feet, from the tomb of Kha.

Chair

Icon of the Baptism
Icon of the Baptism

An icon of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. Jesus Christ is shown naked except for a piece of cloth round the lower part of his body. John the Baptist, who is performing the baptism, is standing on the riverbank on the right-hand side of Jesus, and has placed his hand on the head of Jesus.

Icon

Low Table
Low Table

A low rectangular wooden table painted white, with inscriptions on three sides, from the tomb of Kha.

Furniture Element

Low Table
Low Table

Low rectangular wooden table painted white, with inscriptions on three sides, from the tomb of Kha.

Furniture Element

Magical Statuette of Yuya
Magical Statuette of Yuya

The figure is inscribed with two vertical lines of hieroglyphic text from spell number 151 of the Book of the Dead. The statuette is made of cedar wood and is completely enveloped in a wrapping like a mummy. The figure wears a striped wig with long lappets hanging to the chest, and a long false beard curved at the end like the sacred beards of the gods or the dead. The ears are left free to hear the prayers.

Statuette

Miniature Coffin for a Shawabti
Miniature Coffin for a Shawabti

Miniature coffin for a shawabti, painted black with columns of hieroglyphic text painted yellow, from the tomb of Kha.

Shawabti Box

Mummiform Shawabti of Kha
Mummiform Shawabti of Kha

Wooden mummiform shawabti of Kha, found in a coffer, from the tomb of Kha.

Shawabti

Naos of Horus
Naos of Horus

The lid of this naos is surmounted by a painted statue of the God Horus which might indicate that it had been used to house a mummy of a falcon. The sides of the naos are decorated by some divinities who are represented standing inside chapels.

Naos

Portrait of a Lady with Pale Face
Portrait of a Lady with Pale Face

This half-body portrait shows a woman with a pale face. She is dressed in purple garments and her dark frizzled hair is combed round her forehead and covers the upper parts of her ears.

Portrait

Portrait of a White-haired Man
Portrait of a White-haired Man

This portrait shows a white-haired man who is dressed in a white robe with a purple band. He has a white beard and is going bald on top, while on either side the hair is white.

Portrait

Portrait of a Young Girl Wearing a Garland
Portrait of a Young Girl Wearing a Garland

This portrait painted on wood, shows a young girl wearing a golden garland in the form of a branch that encircles her head. A gold pendant hangs from a chain round her neck.

Portrait

Portrait of a Young Woman
Portrait of a Young Woman

This portrait is of a young woman wearing a purple gown; her gold earrings are adorned with pearls and the chain round her neck casts a shadow on her skin.

Portrait

Rectangular Decorated Coffer
Rectangular Decorated Coffer

Rectangular decorated wooden coffer with a double slanted sliding lid, from the tomb of Kha.

Box / Chest / Casket

Rectangular Decorated Coffer
Rectangular Decorated Coffer

Small coffer with a double slanted lid, ornamented with motifs in yellow, green, white and black, comes from the tomb of Kha. The box was found empty.

Box / Chest / Casket

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