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Accurate Measure of Thin Glass
Accurate Measure of Thin Glass

This masterpiece is a small measure made of thin glass, in a shape of the frustum of a cone, used to measure substances such as oil with a high degree of accuracy.

Measuring Equipment

Adze
Adze

One of the most common tools used by carpenters in Ancient Egypt was the adze. This adze is made of a metal blade attached to a wooden handle.

Carpenters and Sculptors Tools

Aegis with Apis Head
Aegis with Apis Head

The head of a bull, symbolizing Apis, is on the top of this aegis, or shield. Apis wears the horned sun disk crown decorated with the cobra and surmounted by two feathers.

Aegis

Aegis with the Head of Anukis
Aegis with the Head of Anukis

The aegis is a pectoral decorated with the heads of gods. This example is decorated with the head of the goddess Anukis wearing her feathered crown.

Aegis

Al-Mansur Mohammad's Pen Case
Al-Mansur Mohammad's Pen Case

The rectangular copper inkwell is decorated with scriptures in both Kufic and Naskh calligraphy, (ornamental styles of writing). The inkwell is also decorated with plant, birds and animal ornamentation.

Implements And Utensils

Al-Mousili Candlestick
Al-Mousili Candlestick

A candlestick, made of brass and inlaid with silver, is inscribed with the name "Ali Bin Hussein Ibn Mohammad Al-Mousili"

Candlestick

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

Alb Sleeve of Satin
Alb Sleeve of Satin

This sleeve is made of satin and adorned with pictures of two saints. It is usually worn over the alb to cover the priest's arms during the Mass.

Sleeve

Almond-Shaped Lamp
Almond-Shaped Lamp

This almond-shaped lamp has an opening for oil in the center that is surrounded by circular ridges.

Lamp

Almond-Shaped Lamp with Bird
Almond-Shaped Lamp with Bird

On this almond-shaped lamp, a bird's body is stretched horizontally over the body of the lamp.

Lamp

Almond-Shaped Lamp with Cock
Almond-Shaped Lamp with Cock

This almond-shaped lamp is decorated with a centrally placed cock in an upright posture. It has two openings for oil.

Lamp

Amphora from Rhodes
Amphora from Rhodes

An amphora from Rhodes, it was found in the sea at Abu Qir near Alexandria. It is unusual in having a cylindrical neck and a pear-shaped body.

Amphora

Amphora with Long Neck
Amphora with Long Neck

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.

Amphora

Amphora with a Wide Mouth
Amphora with a Wide Mouth

A locally produced amphora with a wide mouth, the neck has long vertical incisions that continue all along the neck and down to the body of the amphora. It has two round handles. There is a hole underneath each handle.

Amphora

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 of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya
Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya

The Djed pillar symbolized resurrection, stability and endurance and became the emblem of Osiris. This Djed pillar amulet from the tomb of Yuya and Thuya is made of gilded wood to imitate a real gold amulet. It is inscribed on both sides with magical texts for the protection of the deceased.

Amulet

 
An Introduction to the Luxor Complex

Luxor Temple was built for the worship of Amun-Re, Mut, and Khonsu, who are called the Theban Triad. The existing important buildings in the temple were constructed by two kings, Amenhotep the Third and Ramesses the Second.

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Ancient Egyptian Nile Boats
Ancient Egyptian Nile Boats

Boats and ships were very important means of transport for the ancient Egyptians. Model boats found in tombs provide knowledge about the different types of boats in ancient Egypt.

Article

Ancient Egyptian Textile Workshops
Ancient Egyptian Textile Workshops

Pharaonic Egypt was famous throughout the ancient world for its linen, usually produced by women in weaving workshops.

Article

Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

Amulet

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