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Materials: Faience Materials: Faience

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Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

Amulet

Beadwork Cloth
Beadwork Cloth

This decorative piece of cloth contains blue and green faience beads with copper rondos, or doughnut-shaped jewelry, in the middle. The beads are attached to each other by a wire.

Headrest Cushion

Blue Faience Bowl
Blue Faience Bowl

The polished blue faience bowl was typically used as a votive object and was included in funerary equipment. A few of these bowls were found containing milk, which implies that the bowls were used for offerings to protective goddesses.

Cup

Bow Case
Bow Case

There were many hunting and warfare objects found in the king's tomb, such as this bow case, decorated with hunting scenes.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Bowl with Remains of Tamarind and Grapes
Bowl with Remains of Tamarind and Grapes

Faience bowl with traces of tamarind and grapes, from the tomb of Kha.

Cup

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 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

Ceramic Necklace
Ceramic Necklace

A necklace made of a collection of round and tube-like ceramic beads in yellow, green, and gray. The beads were strung on recently made thread. The necklace was used to complement women's adornment.

Necklace

Ceramic Tiles Including One with Dragons
Ceramic Tiles Including One with Dragons

A group of 14 complete hexagonal ceramic tiles and 13 parts of tiles are decorated with blue drawings on a white background. All but two have drawings of leaves and flowers.

Tile

Ceramic Tiles with Roses
Ceramic Tiles with Roses

A group of hexagonal ceramic tiles colored blue under a transparent glaze are decorated with various plants.

Tile

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

Collar Made of Colored Faience
Collar Made of Colored Faience

This openwork collar was discovered at Tell el-Amarna near the royal palace. It was probably worn by one of the royal princesses or one of the two queens. It consists of seven rows made of faience separated by horizontal strings of small beads.

Necklace

Collection of Amulets Representing Thoth, Anubis and Isis
Collection of Amulets Representing Thoth, Anubis and Isis

These amulets are made of faience and show different divinities: Thoth, the god of science; Anubis, the god of the dead and of mummification; and Isis, the mother goddess, represented as a woman.

Amulet

Collection of Beads
Collection of Beads

A selection of beads, some are flat circles that are separated by barrel shaped beads and four double tube beads. The beads have been strung on a new thread.

Necklace

Collection of Colored Beads
Collection of Colored Beads

This collection of colored beads have been strung on new thread, and form a necklace that was worn by women during both the Greek and Roman periods in Egypt. The beads have lost their shine by time.

Necklace

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

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

Cup in the Shape of Lotus Flower
Cup in the Shape of Lotus Flower

This cup is shaped like the sacred blue lotus flower. The lotus flower was commonly depicted by artisans. The cup has no ornamentation.

Cup

Cylindrical Kohl Pot
Cylindrical Kohl Pot

This cylindrical kohl tube is decorated with an upper and a middle collar consisting of paintings of reeds.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Diadem of Sat-Hathor
Diadem of Sat-Hathor

This diadem, or royal headband, is a gold band decorated with 15 rosettes and a cobra with inlays of carnelian, lapis lazuli, and green glass paste.

Diadem

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