Egyptian Art

Anna Maitland

This Wine flagon from the Mycenaean period dates from the 14th century BC. It is pottery that has a slip that is a brownish red color. The decorative swirls on the front displays some form of tension
This necklace was found in Abu Roash cemetery site. When people died they were given food in jars, and person items for the afterlife. These items were sometimes jewelery, like this necklace. The beads are made from cornelian. The amulet is shaped as a falcon which could be an image of Horus, the god of heavens.
Hippos were a symbol of fertility and new life. They would put these on their graves but they were afraid of the hippos coming to life and attacking the owner of the graves so they would break parts of the hippos legs off.
This is a bust of Isis but unknown.Isis wad an Egyptian goddess, wife of the god of the Netherworld, and mother of sun-god. The bust is wearing armlets, a neclace, pleaded garmets, earrings, and jewels
Funerary Cones were placed into the wall above the entrance of a persons grave so that the flat side was visible. The hieroglyphs give the persons name, titles, and a brief inscription. This funerary cone is one for Thebes Montemhat.
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