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Materials: Calcite-Alabaster Materials: Calcite-Alabaster

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Alabaster Boat
Alabaster Boat

This alabaster boat stands on a base representing a square pool.

Boat

Alabaster Vase of King Tutankhamun
Alabaster Vase of King Tutankhamun

The one-handled alabaster vase has a bulging body, high narrow neck, and a graceful spout. It contained oils and other materials for the deceased king to use in the afterlife.

Vase

Block Statue of Hor-Sa-Iset
Block Statue of Hor-Sa-Iset

This block statue of Hor-Sa-Iset depicts him squatting on a low base with his arms crossed on his knees. He holds a plant sculpted with full details.

Statue

Bottle in the Form of a Lady with Long Hair
Bottle in the Form of a Lady with Long Hair

The bottle is in the shape of a woman. A handle starts at the back of her head and goes all the way down her back. The short neck of the bottle with its wide lip is above her head.

Bottle

Calcite Altar for Offerings
Calcite Altar for Offerings

This block must have served a ritual purpose. It was probably an altar upon which gifts of food and flowers were placed for a person of high social status.

Offering Table

Canopic Chest of Tutankhamun
Canopic Chest of Tutankhamun

This alabaster canopic chest is considered to be one of the finest masterpieces of Tutankhamun's collection.

Canopic Chest

Chalice Lamp
Chalice Lamp

This lamp was modeled as a chalice on a four-legged stand. When it is lit, the paintings on the outer surface of the inner chalice are visible through the translucent stone.

Lamp

Cosmetic Pot Bearing a Relief of a Monkey
Cosmetic Pot Bearing a Relief of a Monkey

This cosmetic pot bears a relief of a monkey climbing underneath the spout. On the other side of the pot there is a picture of two vultures, the heads of which form the base of the handle.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Cup in the Form of Open Lotus and Two Birds
Cup in the Form of Open Lotus and Two Birds

This chalice in the form of a lotus bears the names and titles of King Tutankhamun. The handle is a lotus flower and bud supporting the symbol of eternal life.

Chalice

Flask with the Nile God
Flask with the Nile God

This flask shows the Nile god as a human figure with a big belly and breasts. He wears a crown adorned with the lotus and the papyrus.

Vase

Four Canopic Jars of Thuya
Four Canopic Jars of Thuya

These four alabaster jars contained packages in the shape of human mummies, each wrapped in cloth and topped with a small gilded mask.

Canopic Jar

Group Statue of Tuthmosis the First
Group Statue of Tuthmosis the First

This group statue portrays King Tuthmosis the First, Queen Ahmose-Nefertari (mother of Hatshepsut), and the god Amun-Re sitting on a bench with entwined arms.

Statue

Head of a Statue with Short Wig
Head of a Statue with Short Wig

The alabaster head of the statue portrays a man wearing a short wig in the shape of a skullcap. The head was painted in black to define the hair, the cosmetic lines of the eyes, and the mustache.

Statue

Kneeling Statue Holding Plinth with Ram's Head
Kneeling Statue Holding Plinth with Ram's Head

This statue represents Horemhy kneeling and holding a plinth, or slab, surmounted by a ram's head. Horemhy is dressed in a puff dress with wide sleeves.

Statue

Kneeling Statue of Isis-Sereket
Kneeling Statue of Isis-Sereket

This statue represents Isis kneeling and holding on her lap a small figure of the mummy of Osiris on a rectangular tablet.

Statuette

Kneeling Statue of Nakhtmuti Holding Stela
Kneeling Statue of Nakhtmuti Holding Stela

This statue depicts Nakhtmuti kneeling and holding a stela. He wears a wig and a pleated garment over which he wears the sacerdotal, or priestly, panther skin.

Statue

Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion
Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion

This cylindrical alabaster jar, used as an unguent or perfume container, is a masterpiece of unusual form and design.

Cosmetic and Medical Equipment

Ornamental Perfume Vase
Ornamental Perfume Vase

This is one of the ornamental vases of King Tutankhamun. The upper part consists of a flask, which once contained the perfume.

Vase

Perfume Vase of King Tutankhamun
Perfume Vase of King Tutankhamun

The vase was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. It was used to store precious oils and cosmetics for the king to use in the netherworld. The decoration represents the union of the two lands, symbolized by the lotus and the papyrus.

Vase

Sphinx Representing Tutankhamun
Sphinx Representing Tutankhamun

According to the features of the statue, the deep eye cavities, the channels of beard and the royal head cloth, this sphinx may be attributed to the reign of Tutankhamun.

Statue

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