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Box with Gabled Cover
Box with Gabled Cover

This square wooden box has a gabled lid, decorated on both sides with small, intersecting, carved circles.

Box

Canopic Box of Yuya
Canopic Box of Yuya

This wooden chest is placed on runners. The figures of the deities in charge of protecting the internal organs of the deceased decorate the sides.

Canopic Box

Carding Comb
Carding Comb

A large rectangular comb has a long handle and teeth but is undecorated. Combs of this sort were used to "card," or disentangle the fibers from flax, which was the principal weaving material available in Egypt.

Comb

Clay Sarcophagus
Clay Sarcophagus

A poorly made clay sarcophagus, probably made for a man, as the hair appears to be cut short with small curls.

Cenotaph

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

Decorated Wooden Panel
Decorated Wooden Panel

This wooden panel is dome-shaped at the top .It is decorated with a border of carved interlaced patterns, which look like writing. The piece may have originally been the front of an altar.

Panel

Icon of The Three Saints
Icon of The Three Saints

This icon shows three saints, each is wearing a complete set of priestly vestments in addition to a crown. At the top of the icon there is a text in Coptic lettering that gives the names of the three saints.

Icon

Icon of a Saint
Icon of a Saint

This icon shows a saint wearing priestly vestments and a crown on his head; his head is surrounded by a halo. On the upper part of the icon there is a text in Greek script.

Icon

Icon of the Holy Family
Icon of the Holy Family

This icon of the Holy Family shows the Virgin Mary carrying the infant Jesus, Joseph the carpenter is standing on her left.

Icon

Icon of the Virgin Mary
Icon of the Virgin Mary

This icon shows the Virgin Mary, at her left there is an elderly man with a long beard who is holding his garment in his right hand. A young man is standing at her right; he is making the sign of the cross with his right hand, and bearing a cross on his shoulder.

Icon

Papyrus Codex
Papyrus Codex

These pages are from Codex No. 2 of the Manuscript of Gnostics, which contains 13 codices, or volumes. It combines Christian and Gnostic philosophy.

Papyrus

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

Sandals
Sandals

These sandals are made of strips of wood. They are in the shape of the foot with raised edges. It is to be noted, also, that the big toe is usually identified.

Sandal

Wooden Frieze
Wooden Frieze

This rectangular panel has relief carving which depicts a man dressed in Greek garments. The man is seated on a chair and there is an animal with long horns in front of him.

Panel

Wooden Seal
Wooden Seal

This wooden seal has hieroglyphic inscriptions at the top.

Numismatics

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