Narmer Conquering His Enemies
A detail from the Narmer Palette, Egypt, c. 3100 BCE. The inscribed slab depicts a king identified as Narmer conquering his enemies and subjugating the land. (Egyptian Museum, Cairo)
Mummy Portrait of a Man from Fayum
Mummy portrait of a man, painted in encaustic on limewood, from Hawara, Fayum, Egypt, 80-100 CE. The British Museum, London. The portrait was excavated by Sir William Petrie and formerly housed in the National Gallery. There is a fissure...
Western Deffufa Temple, Kerma
The mud brick temple of Western Deffufa, Kerma (modern day Sudan), Middle Kerma Period ('Kerma Moyen') c. 2050-1750 BCE equating to the 11-13 dynasties of Middle Kingdom Egypt.
Egyptian Grinding Grain
This limestone statuette depicts a servant grinding grain on what appears to be a quern. Figurines and statuettes were placed insides tombs as early as the 1st Dynasty (3100-2890 BCE). The majority of them are doing bakery, brewery, butchery...
Statue of Amenemhat III
In this ophicalcite statue, only the upper half of a seated figure of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenemhat III has survived. Probably from Faiyum, modern-day Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 12 Dynasty, circa 1800 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich...
Game of Senet
A game box and pieces for playing the game of Senet found within the intact KV62 tomb of king Tutankhamun. This object is today part of the permanent collection of the Cairo Museum of Egypt. King Tut Exhibit, Seattle, 2012.
Head of Senusret III
Granite head from a sphinx of the Egyptian pharaoh Senusret III with youthful features. Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1870 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Kingdom of Kush (c. 2400 BCE - 350 CE)
Map of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 2400 BCE - 350 CE), showing the location of major cities, Kushite pyramids, and trade routes in what is now modern Sudan. Kush's close proximity to Egypt saw trade and cultural exchange as early as 2400 BCE...
Amenhotep-user & Ta-net-wadj
Seated statue of Amenhotep-user (the doorkeeper of Amun) and his wife, Ta-net-wadj. Their daughter and son are depicted on the lower part, flanking them. Quartzite. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, 1428-1397 BCE. From Thebes...
Statue of Amun Bakenkhonsu's High Priest
This block limestone statue depicts the high priest of Amun Bakenkhonsu. The statue dates back to the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom (1320 BCE) and then it was re-used during the 19th Dynasty (1220 BCE). From Karnak, Thebes, modern-day Egypt...