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The Louvre’s Seated Scribe

Description: This statue was likely made in the 4th or 5th Dynasty (c. 2613 – 2345).  Most likely from a tomb, it depicts an unnamed Egyptian nobleman showcasing his ability to read and write, signifying his high status.  Of particular note, are the figure’s rock crystal eyes, which realistically display the life and vigour of this presumably capable adminstrator.  Louvre no. E 3023

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Golden Triad of Osorkon II

Description: This small, magnificent pendent (9 x 6.6 cm) represents a seated mummiform Osiris flanked by his son, Horus, and his wife, Isis.  Reign of Osorkon II, 22nd Dynasty, 874 – 850 BCE.  Louvre no. E 6204

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Lion of Babylon

Description: A brick-wall striding lion from the palace of Nebuchadnezzer II.  Neo-Babylonian Dynasty, c. 600 BCE.  Royal Ontario Museum no. 937.14.1

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LionOfNectanebo-Vatican_1920x1200The Lion of Nectanebo II

Description: One of the two regal lions of Nectanebo II (360-343 BCE) which have resided in the Rome since c. 1435 CE. Pope Clement VII had them placed on top of two columns before the Pantheon, and later, Pope Sixtus V (c. 1586 CE) had them installed to decorate the fountain Acqua Felice at the Baths of Diocletian (hence the damage to the lions’ mouths). In 1839, Pope Gregory XVI ordered copies to be made and the originals were moved to the Vatican collection where they reside today. Pictured – Vatican Museum no. 22677.

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Taming the Narmer Palette

Description: Detail of the Narmer Palette’s ‘taming’ of the fantastical, long-necked beasts (Royal Ontario Museum replica of the original in the Egyptian Museum Cairo).

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CanopicJarsWallpaperPreviewLate Period Canopic Jars

Description: Canopic jars are vessels intended to hold the viscera of a mummy. Usually, they depict the ‘Four Sons of Horus’ in which each diety is assigned to protect a particular part of the body (British Museum).

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NaqadaII1920X1200Naqada II Pottery

Description: The wavy lines depicted on these examples are typical of the Naqada II Period (British Museum).

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amenhotepI1920X1200Statue of Amenhotep I

Description: Amenhotep I is shown as Osiris and is one of the rare statues that can be safely ascribed to him (British Museum).

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falseDoorOfPtahshepsesWallpaperPreviewThe False Door of Ptahshepses

Description: The image is of the False Door of Ptahshepses, 5th Dynasty (British Museum).

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ashurbanipalLionHunt1920X1200A Scene from Ashurbanipal’s Lion Hunt

Description: An image of some of the Ashurbanipal conducting a royal hunt of Lions (British Museum).

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senusretIII1920X1200Statues of Senusret III

Description: An image of some of the Senusret III, currently in the British Museum.

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gayerCatWallpaperPreviewThe Gayer Anderson Cat

Description: An image of some of the Gayer Anderson Cat, currently in the British Museum.

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HathorWallpaper1280X800Head of Hathor

Description: An image of the head of Hathor, located in the Louvre Museum.

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pillarsPhilae1280X1024Pillars on Philae Island

Description: An image of some of the colonnade on Philae Island.

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SasobekSarc1280X1024The Sarcophagus Of Sasobek

Description: This example of Saite Period sarcophagus is one of the best preserved examples. It’s currently displayed in the British Museum.

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