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Amphora with Long Neck

Amphora

This elongated vessel has a long neck and a conical body with a pointed base. The mouth is narrow, and the amphora is provided with two handles. Amphoras were made to contain liquids such as wine.

Anthropoid Coffin of Aba

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

This wooden anthropoid coffin belongs to Aba, son of Ankh-Hor. Aba was the governor of Upper Egypt and the chief of its treasury.

Anthropoid Coffin with Hieroglyphics

Coffin / Sarcophagus of Humans

This coffin of a woman from the Ptolemaic period still contains her mummy. She is shown on the lid wearing the long tripartite wig. The coffin is decorated on the sides with two long serpents.

Big Plate with Fish and Leaf

Plate

The large plate is decorated with black drawings of fish and leaves. The broad rim is indented on the inside and raised on the outside. The base is circular with a rim that flares out.

Black Small Plate

Plate

A pottery plate made of orange colored clay, it has a black glaze. This plate was one of the items used at the table during the Hellenistic era.

Board with the Remains of a Colored Picture

Portrait

A wooden board with the remains of a colored portrait of a woman, that may be dated to the period between the middle of the second century and the beginning of the fourth century AD.

Bottom of a Pottery Vessel Ornamented with blazon

Vessel

The bottom of a pottery vessel is coated with enamel and decorated with written blazon, in red color on a yellow background.

Bowl with Magical Inscriptions Used to Heal People's Diseases

Vessel

A bowl with magical inscriptions, the letters of which cannot be put together to form logical words. They are meant to have special magical symbolism and significance. Bowls of this sort were used to heal diseases, according to the prevailing traditions of the period.

Bronze Door Handle in Form of Medusa

Door Knob

The bronze door handle is in the shape of Medusa, the snake-haired woman whose gaze turned men to stone. She has frightening eyes and a prominent forehead from which two small wings emerge. Her hair is thick and snakes are coming out of her open mouth.

Bronze Statue of the God Thoth as an Ibis

Statue

This statue made of bronze represents the God Thoth in the form of an ibis, a bird of the Nile. It shows the ibis standing with its left leg forward.

Bust of Socrates

Bust

A bust of Socrates wears a Roman toga and a rounded-collar tunic beneath it. The neck and eyes are facing the front.

Bust of Xenophon

Bust

A bust of Xenophon, a writer and pupil of Socrates, has his name inscribed on it. The face looks fleshy and smooth and the hair is shaped with great detail.

Canopic Jar with a Human Head

Canopic Jar

A canopic jar formed of two parts; the body and the lid. The lid bears the head of a king wearing the Egyptian headdress known as Nemes. The Canopic jars are the four funerary jars, in which the internal organs of the deceased are preserved. The organs were removed during the mummification process and preserved.

Cantharos Jar

Cup

A drinking cup of cantharos style, they were the most popular drinking cups that were used in the Hellenistic period.

Chest in the Form of a Sarcophagus

Naos

A small chest in the form of a sarcophagus with a pyramid-shaped lid. The artist used white marble in a marvelous way while creating it.

Circular Pottery Naos

Naos

The circular pottery naos, or small shrine, is decorated with columns and painted in white to enable the drawing of a scene on it.

Clay Kohl Pot

Kohl Equipment

A clay kohl pot, with a neck, a body and a round base. It served as a cosmetic item for women and was for everyday use.

Clay Sarcophagus

Cenotaph

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

Collection of Amulets Representing Thoth, Anubis and Isis

Amulet

These amulets are made of faience and show different divinities: Thoth, the god of science; Anubis, the god of the dead and of mummification; and Isis, the mother goddess, represented as a woman.

Collection of Bone Pieces with Black Inscriptions

Organic Remains

Bone was used as a writing material among ordinary people. This collection was inscribed in black ink with medical prescriptions or magical talismans.

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