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Al-Dinar Al-Mubarak
Al-Dinar Al-Mubarak

The gold dinar gives the name of Sultan Baybars Al-Bunduqdari and has a blazon of the tiger. A script on both sides says "Al-Dinar Al-Mubarak," an unusual phrase for Islamic dinars.

Dinar

Amulet in the Form of a Cow
Amulet in the Form of a Cow

The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal.

Amulet

Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture
Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture

This amulet depicts the vulture Nekhbet, patron goddess of Upper Egypt. It is in the form of a miniature wide Usekh collar and is made of beaten gold with a counterweight. It was found among many pieces of jewelry belonging to King Psusennes the First.

Amulet

Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine
Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

Amulet

Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes
Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes

This amulet of a human-headed bird symbolizes the Ba, or the soul. The head resembles King Psusennes wearing the royal headdress, the royal cobra uraeus, and the false beard.

Amulet

Ashrafi Dinar
Ashrafi Dinar

This gold coin with the name of Sultan Ashraf Barsbay was minted in Cairo in AH 829 (AD 1425).

Coin

Ashrafi Dinar with Simple Calligraphy
Ashrafi Dinar with Simple Calligraphy

The gold dinar, minted in Cairo in the name of Sultan Ashraf Barsbay, has a phrase engraved with naskh calligraphy.

Dinar

Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus.

Bracelet

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret
Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third.

Pectoral or Collar

Bed Covered with Gold Sheet
Bed Covered with Gold Sheet

Of all the beds found, this one is the finest and most elaborate with a carved ebony frame covered in gold sheet.

Bed

Bed of Queen Hetepheres
Bed of Queen Hetepheres

This marvelous bed, which belonged to Queen Hetepheres, rests on four gilded wooden supports in the form of lion's legs. Her son, King Khufu, transferred her funerary bed from Dahshur to Giza to provide more security.

Bed

Blue Glass Headrest of Tutankhamun
Blue Glass Headrest of Tutankhamun

This turquoise-blue glass headrest probably was padded with linen to provide support and comfort during sleep. It is decorated with the names and titles of King Tutankhamun. It also displays the signs of the Ankh, symbol of life, and the "Was" scepter, symbol of prosperity and dominion.

Headrest

Boomerang of King Tutankhamun
Boomerang of King Tutankhamun

Beginning in the era of the Old Kingdom, tomb decorations show scenes where wild birds are hunted using a throw-stick, or boomerang, which take different shapes and sizes.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun
Box for Unguents of King Tutankhamun

This double-sided unguents container of gold-plated wood is inlaid with colored glass paste. Each side is composed of two inward-facing cartouches of the king.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes
Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes

This bracelet consists of two parts. The first part includes seven tubes that are connected by a hinge. The second part is a clasp using a pin that goes through the tube.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

The bracelet is composed of 30 rows of beads of gold and semiprecious stones. They alternate with each other to form triangles and squares.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Beads and Scarabs
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Beads and Scarabs

This masterpiece of a bracelet was found in the beautiful cartouche-shaped chest of King Tutankhamun with other fine pieces of jewelry. The main element in the design is the amethyst scarab with details, as is common with scarabs of this hard stone. The strap of the bracelet consists of four strings of beads of gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli and jasper in the form of tiny eyes of Horus and scarabs.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab

This bracelet of Tutankhamun bears a scarab, which is the symbol of the morning sun and the most popular motif used in jewelry.

Bracelet

Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First
Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First

Among the 22 bracelets found on the arms of King Psusennes the First, this heavy one is the most interesting, as it has a special form and design.

Bracelet

Candlestick of Soliman Al-Khadim
Candlestick of Soliman Al-Khadim

Brass candelstick, coated with gold, Minister Soliman Basha Al-Khadim endowed this brass candlestick to the Citadel Mosque of Sariat Al-Gabel.

Candlestick

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