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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

Ameneminet Begging for Offerings
Ameneminet Begging for Offerings

Ameneminet is squatting with his hand to his mouth imploring visitors to give him offerings. Before him stands a sistrum, or rattle, a symbol of the goddess Hathor.

Statue

Amun of Karnak
Amun of Karnak

Amun's fine delicate features are easily identified as those of Tutankhamun. He is striding on his left foot and bears in his hand the Knot of Isis to protect his followers.

Statue

Ancestor Bust of Pa-en-djerty
Ancestor Bust of Pa-en-djerty

This sculpture came to light during the clearing of a Theban tomb belonging to Amenmose, who was the Royal Scribe of the Altar of the Two Lands. The name of the tomb owner does not appear on this bust, which depicts his father, Pa-en-djerty.

Bust

Base of a Statue of Djoser
Base of a Statue of Djoser

This limestone pedestal is from a statue of Djoser stepping upon the nine bows, representing the enemies of Egypt. The name of the vizier Imhotep is also inscribed on the pedestal.

Base

Bed of Mummification
Bed of Mummification

The mummification bed is rectangular in shape. The four corners were originally decorated with heads of the Lioness Goddess Sekhmet, Goddess of war who is considered to be the protector of sleeping persons.

Bed

Block Showing a Woman's Face
Block Showing a Woman's Face

This limestone block, sculpted in sunken relief, depicts a woman's face and part of her chest.

Relief

Block Statue of Nespaneferher
Block Statue of Nespaneferher

This statue depicts Nespaneferher with large almond-shaped eyes, a small nose, small lips and a shoulder length striped wig.

Statuette

Block Statue of Pa-di-Hor
Block Statue of Pa-di-Hor

This statue depicts Pa-di-Hor wearing a garment with a portrayal of an offering scene to the god Amun-Re.

Statue

Block Statue of Pedamunopet
Block Statue of Pedamunopet

Pedamunopet is portrayed crouching with his arms folded on his knees beneath his cloak.

Statue

Block Statuette of Iwfaa
Block Statuette of Iwfaa

The squatting statuette of a man called Iwfaa was placed in the temple to permit its owner to symbolically participate in temple offerings. His body is completely covered by a cloak and he wears a necklace bearing the face of the goddess Hathor.

Statuette

Block with Prayers of Ramesses the Third
Block with Prayers of Ramesses the Third

This block bears prayers of Ramesses the Third to the gods Re-Horakhty, Osiris, Isis, and Thoth.

Block

Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies
Block with a Scene of Ramesses the Second Massacring His Enemies

This block is decorated with a traditional scene representing King Ramesses the Second massacring his enemies who belong to three different peoples: the Nubians, the Libyans and the Syrians.

Relief

Burial Chamber of Deshri
Burial Chamber of Deshri

The walls of this burial chamber are decorated with scenes showing different offerings. Through magic, these offerings would be transformed into real offerings for the deceased in the netherworld.

Burial Chamber

Canopic Case of Sennedjem
Canopic Case of Sennedjem

The canopic case was used to contain the organs of Sennedjem. It depicts Sennedjem in the form of the god of the dead, Osiris, with his arms crossed on his chest, wearing a long wig.

Canopic Coffinette

Canopic Jar with Falcon-Head Lid
Canopic Jar with Falcon-Head Lid

The lid of this large, hollow, alabaster canopic jar is shaped like a falcon-head. Several columns of hieroglyphic text are carved on the front of the jar.

Canopic Jar

Capital of a Column
Capital of a Column

The capital is a part of a column that was erected in a religious building associated with the goddess Hathor. It was found in Memphis; an important center of Hathor worship, where she was described as the "Lady of Sycamore."

Column / Pillar

Chapel of Montuhotep and Doorjambs of Merenptah
Chapel of Montuhotep and Doorjambs of Merenptah

In the Chapel of Montuhotep, King Montuhotep, dressed like the god Amun, is depicted smiting prisoners. The doorjambs, however, bear the names and titles of King Merenptah of the Nineteenth Dynasty.

Architectural Element

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

Colored statuette of Osiris
Colored statuette of Osiris

This lovely colored statuette, which was found in a tomb dating to the New Kingdom, is a standing representation of Osiris, the god of the dead.

Statue

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