• Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room Z.  ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118874
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of an eagle headed protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit holdingpomegrantes from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room Z.  ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118874
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq. The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq. The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Limestone Sculpted relief Stele with inscription to King Sennacherib. The relief shows Assyrian King Sennacherib  praying in front of divine symbols. 705 - 681 B.C Nineveh ( Kuyunjik ) . The inscription tells of King Sennacherib's great feats of war and the building works in Nineveh. It starts " Sennacheribs, the great king, mighty king, king of the universe, king of the Assyria, king of the four regions of the wold, favourite of the great gods". It continues " I led my armies from one end of the earth to the other and brought in submission at my feet all princes, dwelling in palaces, of the four quarters of the world". of his great worked " I enlarged the site of Nineveh, my royal city, I made its market streets wider". further " The wall and outer wall I caused skilfully constructed and raised them mountain high. I widened them to 100 cubits ( 50m )". Istanbul Archaeological Exhibit no. 1.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing in front of the tree of life. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 4.
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits,  from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, door e, panel 1.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124586
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits,  from Nimrud, Iraq. The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding.   865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, door e, panel 1.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124586
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II dressed in Ritual robes, he is depicted twice on either side of the central sacred tree of life, flanked by winged protective spirits holding a bucket with holy water which they are sprinking with a symbolic pine cone. Above the tree of life is a winged disc with possible the sun god Shamash in it.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room B, panel 23.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124531.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II with his sword and a staff. The panel is possibly from his private apartments..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room S, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124563.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel detail of a hand holding a mace.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.   British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II dressed in Ritual robes, he is depicted twice on either side of the central sacred tree of life.  Above the tree of life is a winged disc with possible the sun god Shamash in it.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room B, panel 23.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124531.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of an eagle headed  protective spirit holding a symbolic cone and a bucket of holy water.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace, room F, panel 8.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 118804.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of Tribute bearers, the first one has a turban from north-west Syria and raises his clenched hands as a token of submission. The second person may be Phoenician and has a pair of monkeys to add the Assyrian kings exotic animal collection .  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Court D, panel 7.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124502.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II with his sword and a staff. The panel is possibly from his private apartments..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room S, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124563.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II, right, and a winged protective spirit holding a bucket of holy water in one hand and a cone in the other..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit .
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II demonstrating his perfect kingship by raising a ritual bowl whilst an attendant waves a whisk to maintain the king's purity.  From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnasirpal flanked by  eagle headed protective spirits who are sprinkling him with holy water from the buckets they are holding from symbolic fir cones. From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II, right, and a winged protective spirit holding a bucket of holy water in one hand and a cone in the other..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit .
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II demonstrating his perfect kingship by raising a ritual bowl whilst an attendant waves a whisk to maintain the king's purity.  From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of Tribute bearers, the first one has a turban from north-west Syria and raises his clenched hands as a token of submission. The second person may be Phoenician and has a pair of monkeys to add the Assyrian kings exotic animal collection .  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Court D, panel 7.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124502.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II demonstrating his perfect kingship by raising a ritual bowl whilst an attendant waves a whisk to maintain the king's purity.  From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits holding a bucket of holy water wearing a rosette bracelet which symbolises divine power. From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room S, door c.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 118803
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II with his sword and a staff. The panel is possibly from his private apartments..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room S, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124563.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of Tribute bearers, the first one has a turban from north-west Syria and raises his clenched hands as a token of submission. The second person may be Phoenician and has a pair of monkeys to add the Assyrian kings exotic animal collection .  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Court D, panel 7.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124502.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II dressed in Ritual robes, he is depicted twice on either side of the central sacred tree of life, flanked by winged protective spirits holding a bucket with holy water which they are sprinking with a symbolic pine cone. Above the tree of life is a winged disc with possible the sun god Shamash in it.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room B, panel 23.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124531.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits holding a bucket of holy water wearing a rosette bracelet which symbolises divine power. From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room S, door c.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 118803
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II, right, and a winged protective spirit holding a bucket of holy water in one hand and a cone in the other..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit .
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits holding a bucket of holy water wearing a rosette bracelet which symbolises divine power. From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room S, door c.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 118803
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal on his chariot at the begining of a lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124858
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of Tribute bearers, the first one has a turban from north-west Syria and raises his clenched hands as a token of submission. The second person may be Phoenician and has a pair of monkeys to add the Assyrian kings exotic animal collection .  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Court D, panel 7.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124502.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124863-4
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124863-4
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124856
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of spearmen lining the road from the King Ashurnasirpal lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 120859
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II dressed in Ritual robes, he is depicted twice on either side of the central sacred tree of life, flanked by winged protective spirits holding a bucket with holy water which they are sprinking with a symbolic pine cone. Above the tree of life is a winged disc with possible the sun god Shamash in it.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room B, panel 23.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124531.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnasirpal flanked by  eagle headed protective spirits,  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a lion being hunted.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no  ME 124875.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of man stretching a net across the escape route of a herb of deer that are being hunted.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North Palace, room S, panel 17-18.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124871.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of an eagle headed  protective spirit holding a symbolic cone.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace, room F, panel 8.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 118804.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel detail of a hand holding a bucket of holy water.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.   British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II enthroned between two attendants. The group is flanked by winged protective spirits. The panel is possibly from a banquet hall..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room G, panels 2-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124564-6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a protective spirits holding a bucket of holy water wearing a rosette bracelet which symbolises divine power. From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room S, door c.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 118803
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II dressed in Ritual robes, he is depicted twice on either side of the central sacred tree of life, flanked by winged protective spirits holding a bucket with holy water which they are sprinking with a symbolic pine cone. Above the tree of life is a winged disc with possible the sun god Shamash in it.  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room B, panel 23.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124531.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnasirpal flanked by  eagle headed protective spirits,  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II, right, and a winged protective spirit holding a bucket of holy water in one hand and a cone in the other..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit .
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnasirpal flanked by  eagle headed protective spirits,  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3-4.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King  Ashurnasirpal II demonstrating his perfect kingship by raising a ritual bowl whilst an attendant waves a whisk to maintain the king's purity.  From Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124864
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of King Ashurnaspiral II with his sword and a staff. The panel is possibly from his private apartments..  From Nimrud, Iraq,  865-860 B.C North West Palace. Room S, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no WA 124563.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel `from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124857
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirits  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of soldiers lining the road from the King Ashurnasirpal lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 120859
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal on his chariot aiming an arrow during a lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124867
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124867
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal stabbing his sword into a lions neck during a lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124850
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Neolithic Marble Female Figurine grave offering of the early Cycladic II period from the Chalandriani, from Syros. 2800-2300BC. Athens Archaeological Museum Ref No 6169.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Boar's tusk helmet with cheek guards and double bone hook on top. Tomb 515 Mycenae, Greece. 14th-15th century BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.. The Boar's tusk helmet was described in the Iliad as follows "Meriones gave Odysseus a bow, a quiver and a sword, and put a cleverly made leather helmet on his head. On the inside there was a strong lining on interwoven straps, onto which a felt cap had been sewn in. The outside was cleverly adorned all around with rows of white tusks from a shiny-toothed boar, the tusks running in alternate directions in each row.<br />
—Homer, Iliad 10.260–5"
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with large palm trees symmetrically placed on the sides and smaller palm trees with floral motifs in between. This Mycenaean  vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint, and by the naturalistic rendering of the decoration. From the Mycenaean cemetery at Argive Deiras, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Sculpted Assyrian relief panels of Royal Chariot & Guards  from Hadatu ( Aslantas ) around 800 B.C. Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv No. 1946
  • Sculpted Assyrian relief panels of mace bearers from Hadatu ( Aslantas ) around 800 B.C. Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv No. 14-10
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background<br />
The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, New Kingdom,. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian fragments of a small wooded glass inlayed box depicting Egyptian Pharaohs , Ptolemaic Period, (322-30BC) BC, Tebtynis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 18155.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian head rest for sleeping on, type 1 . Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Ancient egyptian headrests were used to raise the head whist sleeping. Padding was laid over the wooden headrest to make it more comfortable.
  • Ancient Egyptian bed delonging to Kha , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
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According to excavator Shciaparelli " the beds were found in Kcha's tomb also. The larger one, his own, was found in the antechamber." Egyptians believed that in the Afterlife they would require the same comforts as they enjoyed in life so beds and many other worldly requirements were put into their tombs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background,<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background. <br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated vase , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated vase , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian glong neckedr jar  sealed with linen strips , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian sealed incised decorated jar and support with Kha's monogram , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Cat 8523.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian Human headed canopic jar for Amenemheb, clay, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 3471. White background.<br />
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The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. By the First Intermediate Period jars with human heads (assumed to represent the dead) began to appear
  • Ancient Egyptian pylon (gateway) shaped Canopic chest for internal organs, wood, Late  to Ptolemaic Period(722-40 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund Cat 2427.  Black background,<br />
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Canopic chests are cases used by Ancient Egyptians to contain the internal organs removed during the process of mummification.
  • Ancient Egyptian pylon (gateway) shaped Canopic chest for internal organs, wood, Late  to Ptolemaic Period(722-40 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund Cat 2427. Grey background.<br />
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Canopic chests are cases used by Ancient Egyptians to contain the internal organs removed during the process of mummification.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Among the 401 shabti found in this tomb were 36 overseerers, one for every 10 servants. These were maent to serve the deceased in the afterlife<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Among the 401 shabti found in this tomb were 36 overseerers, one for every 10 servants. These were maent to serve the deceased in the afterlife<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian False Door stele of Princess Wehemnefret, limestone, Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty (2543-2435 BC), Giza, Western Cemetery, mastaba of Wehemnefret. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Schiaparelli Cat 1840. white background<br />
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In the centre at the yop the deceased woman is depicted sitiing infront of a tabel laden with bread slices. The slices are depicted vertically as was the stylistic convention of the period. Imediately below the panel , on the left side of the lintel of the false door, is the name of the deceased and her titles stressing that she is a member of the Royal family "the daughter of the king".  In the 4 upper panels high ranking officials and courtiers are depicted. The nude child with his finger in his mouth on the right inner jamb is identified by its inscription as Irenptah, the deceased grandson. In other panels are ndividuals carrying offerings and priests.
  • Ancient Egyptian False Door stele of Princess Wehemnefret, limestone, Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty (2543-2435 BC), Giza, Western Cemetery, mastaba of Wehemnefret. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Schiaparelli Cat 1840. black background<br />
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In the centre at the yop the deceased woman is depicted sitiing infront of a tabel laden with bread slices. The slices are depicted vertically as was the stylistic convention of the period. Imediately below the panel , on the left side of the lintel of the false door, is the name of the deceased and her titles stressing that she is a member of the Royal family "the daughter of the king".  In the 4 upper panels high ranking officials and courtiers are depicted. The nude child with his finger in his mouth on the right inner jamb is identified by its inscription as Irenptah, the deceased grandson. In other panels are ndividuals carrying offerings and priests.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Re-Harakhty by Irtiertjay,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (7620-580 BC), Thebes, Cat 1530. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Irtiertjay to Re-Harakhty , Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Re-Harakhty by Irtiertjay,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (7620-580 BC), Thebes, Cat 1530. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Irtiertjay to Re-Harakhty , Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Osiris by Neskhonsu,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (722-664 BC), Thebes, Cat 1596. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Osiris to Neskhonsu, daaughter of Nespernebu, "gogs father" of Amon. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Ra-Harakhty & Atum by Psetjerfi, Late Period 26th Dynasty, (590-525 BC), Cat 1568. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakhty, limestone, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, (580-520 BC), Deir el-Medina, Cat 1574. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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the round topped stele is dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakht, Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. It was gifted by the Cairo Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of Djehutynefer, treasury Scribe, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1400 BC), Thebes,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund cat 1456.<br />
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The detail of the stele depicts the brothers and sisters of Djehutynefer. The inscription palces the deceased under the protection of Amon in the great temple of Karnak underlining that he is entitled to share offerings brought to the god.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of s standard bearer Maienhekau, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1458-1425 BC), DAbydos,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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In the top registerMaienhekau makes offerings to Ptah, Osiris and Horus. In the middle he is shown with his wife reveiving offerings from his 2 sons. In the lower register another son with 3 gaughters is offering a formula to Maienhekau, also listing his titles. He was standard bearer (captain) on several warships and the "bearer of arms " of Thutmosis II. The current depictions are over an earlier relief which can be seen in places where the later stucco has come away.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of s standard bearer Maienhekau, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1458-1425 BC), DAbydos,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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In the top registerMaienhekau makes offerings to Ptah, Osiris and Horus. In the middle he is shown with his wife reveiving offerings from his 2 sons. In the lower register another son with 3 gaughters is offering a formula to Maienhekau, also listing his titles. He was standard bearer (captain) on several warships and the "bearer of arms " of Thutmosis II. The current depictions are over an earlier relief which can be seen in places where the later stucco has come away.
  • Ancient Egyptian Stele of Amenemope dedicated to Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1454. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari by the 'Servant in the Place of Truth' Amenemope and Amennakht. The king and the queen are shown sitting on their thrones. Above the sovereign there is a solar disc flanked by two sacred cobras and their cartouches are shown to the right of each of them. In the bottom register Amenemope is shown with his son  Amennakht, who also was a "Servant in the Place of Truth", in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian family stele of chief scribe Horhernakht, son of Khety, Middle Kingdom, 2nd half of 12th Dynasty (1850-1759 BC).  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund cat 1613.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of commander in chief Senebetysy, sandstone, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (11759-1700 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1629. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background, <br />
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Stet for the commander in chief of the city regiment of Sarenenutrt, son of Sainyt and his wife Senebtysy.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Re-Harakhty by sculptor Ipy, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 7357. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Re-Harakhty by sculptor Ipy, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 7357. Egyptian Museum, Turin.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, ODrovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background,
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, ODrovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of scraftsman Minhotep in adoration of Osiris, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1619. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Osiris, Anubis and Hathor "Mistress of the World".
  • Ancient Egyptian stele showing Iti & Neferu receiving food offerings, First Intermediate Period, (2118-1980 BC), Gebelein, Tomb of Iti & Neferu,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Schiaparelli cat 13114.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Drovetti cat 1579. Black background<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. . Drovetti cat 1579. white background<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of ssuperintendant of chancellor Meru, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, (2009-1959 BC), Abydos or Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. Drovetti cat 1447.<br />
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The upper section of the stele is dedicated to Meru's father, the central part contains a funerary invocation to Osiris. Lower register depict offerings to the dignitary and his mother, The figures are in bas-relief whereas the main text is carved in sunken relief which is less labour intensive. The Stele may have come from Meru's tomb in Thebes.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of the official Saherhotep & his wife Ipet, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1759-1700 BC), Old Fund cat 1630. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey backgtound.<br />
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8 mummiform figure in high relief run along the bottom of the stele.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Ritual slaughter scene Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 14345/15.<br />
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The ritual slaughter scene depicts an ox being held down with blodd being collected in a bowl. These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley. These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Mourning Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 1435.<br />
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In the lower register a cattle driver leads two cattle of different colours.<br />
These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion of Ramose North & East sides, Limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dtnasty (1292-1190 BC), Dier el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 1603. Grey background.<br />
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The north face of the Ramose Pyramidion explains the attribute of Horus as the strong coronal electric field of the Sun gifting the Ankh as a support to Life. It reads "Strong coronal electric field supporting the Sun, negative charge induction."" Weak electric field is an attribute of the anode Sun.""Electricity supporting life to core charge store God".<br />
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The east face of the Ramose Pyramidion shows the support for the structured plasma, her hands are held up representing the electric force on the perpendicular face to the North South axis of Horus, the strong coronal electric field. It reads" Structured plasma watched, attribute supporting life projecting power (negative charge) to support charge store (celestial body) electrostatic resonance."" Seek home structured plasma to land negative charge projection by God as lightning attribute support celestial body via connection giving movement and [light]."<br />
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The limestone Pyramidion of Ramose, from the top of the tomb of the 'Necropolis Scribe'. Scenes on all four sides depict the worship of the sun.
  • Ancient Egyptian bronze statue of Osiris, Ptolomaic Period, (722-30 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old fundCat 39.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Wahka son of Neferhoptep, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (1760 BC), Qaw el-Kebir, Tomb 7. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. <br />
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This exceptional example of a private sculpture depicts a provincial official in almost Royal size and attitude. It was found inside the largest funerary chapel in Qaw el-Kebir, built of governor Wahka II around 1850 BC, The style indicates a date about a century later at a time when local governors did not build large tombs anymore. The statue was therefore installed by another Wahka into his ancestors chapel to keep the memory of his glorious lineage alive. Schiapelli excavations Cat 4265.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model of bread making, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, (1939-1875 BC), Asyut., Tomb of Minhotep Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 8789. Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model of bread making, Middle Kingdom, (1939-1875 BC),  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of osiris weeping, Late Period (664-332 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti Cat 203.  white background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of osiris weeping, Late Period (664-332 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti Cat 203.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of Ptah Sokar Osiris, Ptolemaic Period(332-30 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 9481. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden falcon bird, Late Period (722-322 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 986. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom from the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden falcon bird, Late Period (722-322 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom from the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model boat from tomb of Shemes,  Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  <br />
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In 1908 in Asyut, Egypt an intact tomb was discovered of an official named Shemes, it contained many rich grave goods. Two rectangular Coffins, one for Shemes and the other for a woman called Rehuerausen, possibly his wife. They carry typical Middle Kingdom decorations,
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of Shemes,  Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC), tomb of Shimes, Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  white background<br />
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In 1908 in Asyut, Egypt an intact tomb was discovered of an official named Shemes, it contained many rich grave goods. Two rectangular Coffins, one for Shemes and the other for a woman called Rehuerausen, possibly his wife. They carry typical Middle Kingdom decorations,
  • Ancient Egyptian statuette of Taweret decicated to draughtsman Parahotep, wood, New Kingdom, 19 Dynasty, (14292-1190 BC), deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 526.<br />
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 Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, the limbs and paws of a lion, and the back and tail of a Nile crocodile.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, lwood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1040 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin.Grey background. <br />
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shabti figures began to occur in Middle Kingdom tombs with a twofold nature: on <br />
the one hand, they were meant to be images of their owners, representatives of the deceased in the realm of the Lord of Eternity. <br />
On the other hand, they were also considered to be servants of the deceased, taking the role of the servant statues. The complex <br />
nature of the shabti figure as a substitute of both the owner and his or her servants remains unaltered during the New Kingdom
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll of Nuneb , wood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1292 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 2676. Grey background. <br />
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Mummiform holding agricultural implements (hoes); good modelling; polychrome <br />
decoration painted on white gesso: Wig painted black, face and hands dark red; hoes <br />
painted red; large usekh collar painted red and black. Hieroglyphs painted black. Text: Painted hieroglyphs, 7 rows around body. Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead. Tomb TT291
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of the goddess Meretseger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19-20th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 957.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Amenmes and his wife Taka, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3059
  • Plaster cast of an ancient Egyptian Thot Baboon statue, reign of Nectanebo (359-342 BC). Campo Marizo, temple of Isis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The original is in the Capitoline Museum Rome. The baboon is an image of Thot, lunar God, creator of hieroglyphic writing and patron of science.
  • Ancient Egyptian four sided capital dedicated to Hathor, limestone, Ptolomaic Period (332039 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 7031. <br />
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Hathor, goddess of love and beauty and wet nurse of Horus, is often portrayed frontally with bovine ears. She was also protector of the turquoise mines in Sinai and the guardian of the 4 cardinal points awhich is why she is depicted with faces on each side of the capital
  • Ancient Egyptian stelophorus statue of Ubenre, New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, (1292-1076 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3040. white background.<br />
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This type of stele is so called stelophorous statue. It consists of kneeling figure holding or offering stele. They were produced from the 18th dynasty onwards. Such stelae were usually inscribed with hymns to the sun-god.
  • Ancient Egyptian stelophorus statue of Amenemipet, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1539-1292 BC), Deir el Medina, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3038.
  • Ancient Egyptian Roman female mummy mask, limestone, Roman Period, 2nd Cent AD, Hawara,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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This is a remarkable gilt cartonnage with inlaid cystal eyes . The woman wears a Roman style hardo half covered by a veil, a himation, fringed cloak, yied to her breat, snake shaped bracelets and a necklace of pink flowers, all of which are connected to the cult of Isis.
  • Ancient Egyptian Roman female mummy mask, limestone, Roman Period, 2nd Cent AD, Hawara,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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This is a remarkable gilt cartonnage with inlaid cystal eyes . The woman wears a Roman style hardo half covered by a veil, a himation, fringed cloak, yied to her breat, snake shaped bracelets and a necklace of pink flowers, all of which are connected to the cult of Isis.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mid 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Cat 4410 Turin.white background.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mid 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Cat 4410 Turin. Grey Background.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mis 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Since this statue head comes from the tomb of Ibu it is likely that they depict a powerful gosvenor, although the incsription is lost. It can be dated by its style which is close to the statues of Amenemhat II and Sesostris II. Schiaparelli excavations. Cat 4410 & 4414
  • Ancient Egyptian statue bust of a male, graanodiorite, Late Period, (722-322 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.  Grey background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3139
  • Ancient Egyptian statue bust of a male, graywacke,  Late Period, (722-322 BC), . Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund. Cat 3078.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Qen, priest of Anukis, sanstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1191 BC), Isalnd of sehel. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Qen was a "gods father of Amon of Elephantine and of Khnum, Satis and Anukis". Elephantine is a Greek name of the present day Aswan. The naos, shrine, contains a female wearing a high plumed headdress. She is Anukis goddess of the Nile flood. With the ram-heahed god Khum and the goddess Satis, she formed the triad of the Elephantine. The statue probably comes from the temple of the Triad on Sehel Island just south of Elephantine.. Drovetti collection. Cat 3016.
  • Ancient Egyptian cult statue of Amenhoptep I, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC, Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The cult of Amenhoptep I flourished during the 19th &20th Dynasties. This statue is typical of Theban sculpture of the Ramesside era : large eyes, full cheeks and aquiline nose. the kings skin colour is white rather than the more common red hue. This is typical of other Deir el-Medina statues of the era.  Drovetti collection. Cat 1372.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ptolomaic king in pharaonic regalia, granodiorire, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The Ptolomaic king is dressed a a pharaoh wearing a nemes headdress and a false beard . Drovetti Collection, Cat 1384
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ptolomaic king in pharaonic regalia, granodiorire, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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The Ptolomaic king is dressed a a pharaoh wearing a nemes headdress and a false beard . Drovetti Collection, Cat 1384
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a queen wearing a clinging dress, sandstone, Ptolemaic Period (332-30BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Drovetti Collection, Cat 1386
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Aanen, second priest to Amon, granodioite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353, Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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A dignitary wearing a wig, a long gown and the leopard skin of a priest. Writing on his belt are the names of Amenhotep III, Aanen and an inscription tells us that the statue depicts the astronomer priest Aanen  by saying " one knows the procession of the sky". Aanen was the brother of the queen Teye wife of Amenhotep III. Drovetti collection, cat 1377
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Aanen, second priest to Amon, granodioite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353, Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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A dignitary wearing a wig, a long gown and the leopard skin of a priest. Writing on his belt are the names of Amenhotep III, Aanen and an inscription tells us that the statue depicts the astronomer priest Aanen  by saying " one knows the procession of the sky". Aanen was the brother of the queen Teye wife of Amenhotep III. Drovetti collection, cat 1377
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Aanen, second priest to Amon, granodioite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353, Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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A dignitary wearing a wig, a long gown and the leopard skin of a priest. Writing on his belt are the names of Amenhotep III, Aanen and an inscription tells us that the statue depicts the astronomer priest Aanen  by saying " one knows the procession of the sky". Aanen was the brother of the queen Teye wife of Amenhotep III. Drovetti collection, cat 1377
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Aanen, second priest to Amon, granodioite, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1390-1353, Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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A dignitary wearing a wig, a long gown and the leopard skin of a priest. Writing on his belt are the names of Amenhotep III, Aanen and an inscription tells us that the statue depicts the astronomer priest Aanen  by saying " one knows the procession of the sky". Aanen was the brother of the queen Teye wife of Amenhotep III. Drovetti collection, cat 1377

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