ancientpeoples:

Cat with Kittens
Egyptian
ca. 644-30 B.C.
The Egyptians associated the female cat’s fertility and motherly care with several divinities. The base of the statuette of Cat with Kittens is inscribed with a request that Bastet grant life, directly linking the cat pictured here with the goddess Bastet. The kittens here point to the benevolent aspect of this feline divinity, while her pointed ears emphasize the feline’s attentive vigilance and ability to protect its young.
Source: Brooklyn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Cat with Kittens

Egyptian

ca. 644-30 B.C.

The Egyptians associated the female cat’s fertility and motherly care with several divinities. The base of the statuette of Cat with Kittens is inscribed with a request that Bastet grant life, directly linking the cat pictured here with the goddess Bastet. The kittens here point to the benevolent aspect of this feline divinity, while her pointed ears emphasize the feline’s attentive vigilance and ability to protect its young.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

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Block Statue of Padimahes
Egyptian
ca. 680-650 B.C.E.
The upraised face in this statue depicts Padimahes observing a temple procession and reveals that the statue was meant to represent him in a temple after his death. His ba-soul could travel from the tomb and inhabit the statue, allowing him to share in the offerings made to the god in the temple. His ba would then return to the tomb.
Source: Brooklyn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Block Statue of Padimahes

Egyptian

ca. 680-650 B.C.E.

The upraised face in this statue depicts Padimahes observing a temple procession and reveals that the statue was meant to represent him in a temple after his death. His ba-soul could travel from the tomb and inhabit the statue, allowing him to share in the offerings made to the god in the temple. His ba would then return to the tomb.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

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Gold heandband with gazelles and a stag 
The Second Intermediate period is a period when the Egyptian throne is ruled by foreigners. This piece is clearly not Egyptian in style and yet it was made in Egypt. 
Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, dynasty 15, 1648 - 1550 BC. 
Probably from the Eastern Delta region. 
Source: metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold heandband with gazelles and a stag 

The Second Intermediate period is a period when the Egyptian throne is ruled by foreigners. This piece is clearly not Egyptian in style and yet it was made in Egypt. 

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, dynasty 15, 1648 - 1550 BC. 

Probably from the Eastern Delta region. 

Source: metropolitan Museum

Limestone bust of a ruler wearing a bulbous shaped headdress.Ancient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period

Limestone bust of a ruler wearing a bulbous shaped headdress.
Ancient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

Limestone InlayAncient Egypt - 18th Dynasty
Glazed green limestone inlay of Qebehsenuef, one of the four sons of Horus - the Egyptian Sky God.

Limestone Inlay
Ancient Egypt - 18th Dynasty

Glazed green limestone inlay of Qebehsenuef, one of the four sons of Horus - the Egyptian Sky God.

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

Limestone Bust of AnubisAncient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period
Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter.

Limestone Bust of Anubis
Ancient Egypt - Ptolemaic Period

Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter.

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

Wooden OarsmanAncient Egypt - 18th Dynasty

Wooden Oarsman
Ancient Egypt - 18th Dynasty

(Source: sadighgallery.com)

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Red quartzite face of Senwosret III
Senwosret III is known for his very individual portraits of an elderly man. He has heavy eyelids, deep lines in his face and his eyebrows are knit together. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, reign of Senwosret III, 1878 - 1840 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Red quartzite face of Senwosret III

Senwosret III is known for his very individual portraits of an elderly man. He has heavy eyelids, deep lines in his face and his eyebrows are knit together. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, reign of Senwosret III, 1878 - 1840 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Faience hippopotamus 
Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 
Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 

Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 

Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Box coffin 
Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 3rd of 4th dynasty, 2649 - 2465 BC. 
Found in Egypt, the Fayum region, Kafr Tarkhan by Petrie excavations. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Box coffin 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 3rd of 4th dynasty, 2649 - 2465 BC. 

Found in Egypt, the Fayum region, Kafr Tarkhan by Petrie excavations. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum