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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

Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx
Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx

This oval, beetle-shaped pendant is decorated with a picture of a ram-headed sphinx. In front of the sphinx is the royal cobra. Behind the sphinx is a pot filled with leaves.

Religious and Cult Objects

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

Cosmetic Pot with a Rotating Lid
Cosmetic Pot with a Rotating Lid

The handmade pot is decorated with a line of small circles. The pot has a flat rotating lid decorated with a rose. The ornamentation is engraved and the surface is very well polished.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Counterpoise of a Pectoral of Tutankhamun
Counterpoise of a Pectoral of Tutankhamun

This pectoral counterpoise is made of gold, semiprecious stones, and polychrome glass.

Pectoral or Collar

Fragment of a Cornice
Fragment of a Cornice

A fragment of limestone cornice decorated with a raised design of two animals and Tilapia fish. In Christianity, fish were a symbol of Jesus Christ.

Frieze

Fragment of a Frieze
Fragment of a Frieze

Fragment of a frieze with carving in high relief, which is decorated in the center with a twining branch, from which five leaves and four bunches of grapes are growing.

Frieze

Fragment of a Frieze
Fragment of a Frieze

This fragment of a limestone frieze is decorated with carving in relief. Friezes are used to decorate walls and are usually composed of illustrations of animals and designs of flowers and leaves.

Frieze

Frieze with Bunches of Grapes
Frieze with Bunches of Grapes

A fragment of limestone frieze that is carved in high relief with three stylized leaves and bunches of grapes, from which two birds are eating.

Frieze

Frieze with Floral Decorations
Frieze with Floral Decorations

A limestone frieze decorated in the center with a twining vine in high relief. Five leaves and three bunches of grapes are growing from the branch.

Frieze

Granite Royal Head
Granite Royal Head

This royal head is sculpted in the Pharaonic style. The king is wearing the Khepresh blue war crown, dominated by the uraeus, or sacred cobra.

Head

Gravestone with Hercules and Representation of Heaven
Gravestone with Hercules and Representation of Heaven

This stone panel has a painted carving of Hercules and a decoration representing heaven for the Christians.

Stela or Tombstone

Head of the Wife of an Emperor
Head of the Wife of an Emperor

This head of a woman, probably the wife of an emperor, was one of the objects eroded by the seawater. Some details of the hair are still visible, but the features are now just an effaced silhouette.

Head

Large Marble Jar for Storing Drinking Water
Large Marble Jar for Storing Drinking Water

This large white marble jar is simple in shape and is decorated with Naskh calligraphy. Jars of this kind were for domestic use and were almost always made of pottery.

Receptacle / Vessel

Limestone Frieze
Limestone Frieze

This limestone frieze is carved in relief with vine leaves and two bunches of grapes. This frieze originally adorned a wall.

Frieze

Limestone Ornamental Relief
Limestone Ornamental Relief

This ornamental relief depicts two lions attacking a gazelle.

Slab

Limestone Sculpted with Two Dolphins
Limestone Sculpted with Two Dolphins

A piece of limestone is sculpted with a design of two dolphins with their heads down and mouths forward; the tails are upward and distant.

Frieze

Marble Head of a Philosopher
Marble Head of a Philosopher

A marble head depicts a man, with short hair, a long beard, and a moustache. The form of the statue indicates that he is a philosopher from Alexandria, for the city was full of intellectuals and philosophers in the Hellenistic period.

Head

Marble Plaque with Eagle
Marble Plaque with Eagle

A rectangular marble plaque has a main ornament in the shape of a blazon, on which is an eagle with its wings outspread over a cup, the blazon of Sultan Al-Nasir Mohamed Ibn Qala'un.

Slab

Marble Plaque with Poetry
Marble Plaque with Poetry

This marble plaque is inscribed with four lines of praise poetry in Naskh script. It appears that this plaque may immortalize a person who has done good deeds for an organization.

Foundation Slab

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