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
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
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
The 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.
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).
Late 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).
Naqada II Pottery
Description: The wavy lines depicted on these examples are typical of the Naqada II Period (British Museum).
Statue 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).
The False Door of Ptahshepses
Description: The image is of the False Door of Ptahshepses, 5th Dynasty (British Museum).
A Scene from Ashurbanipal’s Lion Hunt
Description: An image of some of the Ashurbanipal conducting a royal hunt of Lions (British Museum).
Statues of Senusret III
Description: An image of some of the Senusret III, currently in the British Museum.
The Gayer Anderson Cat
Description: An image of some of the Gayer Anderson Cat, currently in the British Museum.
Head of Hathor
Description: An image of the head of Hathor, located in the Louvre Museum.
Sizes: 1280 X 800
Pillars on Philae Island
Description: An image of some of the colonnade on Philae Island.
The 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.