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Technique: High Relief Technique: High Relief

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Acroterium Base with a Lion Head
Acroterium Base with a Lion Head

A small Acroterium base ends with an open-mouthed lion head. The lion has hollow eyes and a long mane. It is possible that this acroterium was the base of a statue. The "acroterium" means a small base for a statue or other ornament.

Accessory

Block with Scorpion
Block with Scorpion

The block is decorated with a detailed scorpion in high relief. This scorpion has a tail with its poison glands and stinger; however, for magical reasons, many reliefs depicted the scorpion without its tail to deprive it of the dangerous sting.

Block

Circular Seal with a Foliage Motif
Circular Seal with a Foliage Motif

A circular clay seal with a foliage motif of five petals joined together at the stem. The seal may have been used to embellish objects with this beautiful floral designs.

Seal Impression

Circular Seal with a Picture of Christ
Circular Seal with a Picture of Christ

A round stone seal bearing a picture of Christ with a halo of light around his head. The seal was used in the church to stamp objects to bless them.

Seal Impression

Coptic Seal in the Form of a Crescent
Coptic Seal in the Form of a Crescent

This metal seal in the form of a metal crescent is inscribed with a Coptic word that consists of seven raised letters, which means "holy."

Seal Impression

Cuneiform Tablet Letter
Cuneiform Tablet Letter

In this tablet, Kadashman Enlil the First informs Amenhotep the Third that his daughter, whom Amenhotep the Third has asked to marry, is now marriageable.

Writing Board

Door of the Mausoleum of Al-Sayeda Nafisa
Door of the Mausoleum of Al-Sayeda Nafisa

This wooden door consists of two leaves, which exceed three meters in length. The leaves have floral designs abstracted from nature.

Wooden Door

Inner Coffin of Yuya
Inner Coffin of Yuya

This wooden inner coffin is covered with gilded stucco and inlaid with semiprecious stones and colored glass. It is decorated with figures of divinities.

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

Ivory Decoration for Furniture
Ivory Decoration for Furniture

Coptic art produced a lot of decorative elements made of ivory and bone. This collection shows the great Greek influence on Coptic art in its early stages.

Furniture Decoration

Low-Relief from the Tomb of Ipy
Low-Relief from the Tomb of Ipy

This low-relief is decorated with a scene of Ipy on a chair carried by men. In other scenes, farmers load a donkey with crops, harvest corn and flax, and slaughter oxen.

Relief

Low-Relief of Baking and Brewing
Low-Relief of Baking and Brewing

This low-relief shows twelve men making beer. They are shown first fermenting bread and then squeezing the wet mash through sieves to collect the liquid in jars.

Relief

Low-Relief of Niuserre
Low-Relief of Niuserre

This low-relief shows how King Niuserre's funerary furniture was taken to his tomb by a number of men who are carrying his personal belongings.

Relief

Low-Relief of the Heb Sed
Low-Relief of the Heb Sed

On this low-relief, the king is represented in the form of Osiris. He comes out of his palace and performs the ceremonial run of the Heb Sed festival.

Relief

Milestone to Widen and Pave Road
Milestone to Widen and Pave Road

This marble stone is inscribed with Naskh inscription indicating the occasion of widening and paving the road by Sultan Jaqmaq.

Commemorative Stela

Naos of Ramesses the Second
Naos of Ramesses the Second

The naos, or shrine, was found as part of a pair that stood in the great Temple of Amun-Re in Tanis. It is carved both inside and out in sunk relief with scenes of Ramesses the Second making offerings to the gods of Heliopolis.

Naos

Offering Table of Amunirdis
Offering Table of Amunirdis

The offering table of Amunirdis is a rectangular table framed by a frieze of inscription.

Offering Table

Offering Table of Khenemibre
Offering Table of Khenemibre

An offering table of King Khenemibre is shaped like the Hetep sign. The Hetep sign shows a loaf of bread placed on a small mat of woven reeds.

Offering Table

Panel of Hesire, Overseer of the Royal Scribes
Panel of Hesire, Overseer of the Royal Scribes

Hesire was a high official during the Third Dynasty. Eleven engraved wooden panels depicting him in different positions and at various ages were found in his tomb.

Stela or Tombstone

Part of a Wall of a Tomb
Part of a Wall of a Tomb

This is part of a wall from a tomb, on which the deceased is depicted in high relief, seated and wearing a pectoral around his neck.

Architectural Element

Piece of a Frieze of Aphrodite
Piece of a Frieze of Aphrodite

This piece of a frieze depicts plant decorations on its upper part and a drawing of Aphrodite coming out of a limestone shell on the lower part.

Frieze

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