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Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

Daughter of Amenophis IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334)

Some interesting pieces from the Ancient Egypt and Nubia Collection at the Walters Art Museum. The photographs of the sculptures and artifacts have been released as CC BY-SA 3.0 and are available for download in large format.

Animal Leg

Legs of game boards or boxes made in the shape of the haunch of a standing bull; Material: hippopotamus ivory, 2680 BC-2258 BC (early Old Kingdom)

Apis Bull with Sun Disk

Apis Bull with Sun Disk, bronze, 5th-4th century BC (Late Period)

Canopic Jar

Canopic Jar (container for internal organs of the deceased, which were removed from the body during mummification), limestone with paint, ca. 670 BC-640 BC (Late Period)

Cat's Head (Bastet)

Cat’s Head (feline deity Bastet), cast bronze, 664-332 BC (Late Period)

Hawk Head (Horus)

Hawk head, symbol of Horus

Head of an Ichneumon

Head of an Ichneumon. Sun god Ra would transition into a giant ichneumon to fight the evil god-snake Aposis. (Wikipedia)

Hippopotamus, limestone, 1550-1292 BC (New Kingdom)

Hippopotamus, limestone, 1550-1292 BC (New Kingdom)

Fragmen of a Temple Statue

Fragment of a life-size temple statue showing its owner reverently kneeling before his god, greywacke, 4th century BC (Late Period-early Greco-Roman)

Left Foot

Left Foot, limestone, 664-525 BC (Late Period)

Top image: Presumed Daughter of Amenophis IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334). The caption states, “This female head has an elongated skull, and is probably a child of Amenophis IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334). The eye is hollow for inlaying. The piece is broken across the neck, and is a forgery executed in the 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period style.”

Source: Ancient Egypt and Nubia Collection of The Walters Art Museum

Images: CC BY-SA 3.0

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