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Lower Part of the Door of a Tomb   Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11- 12, Date: ca. 2051-1885 B.C.  Deir el-Bahri, Tomb TT 312, MMA 509 (later Nespekashuty), MMA 1922-1923 Medium: Sycamore wood, gesso

This lower part of a door blocked the entrance to a Middle Kingdom rock cut…

Detail of alabaster boat model with ibexes from tomb of Tutankhamun

Detail of alabaster boat model with ibexes from tomb of Tutankhamun. Our inherited property Stolen by the Egyptian Government since 1922

Game board found in the King's Grave (PG 789) similar to the game found in Queen Pu-abi's tomb (PG 800).  Top:  Playing squares with an animal theme,rather than the abstract designs of Pu-abi's board.Middle :Side of the board with the eye motif so common in Sumerian art,Bottom:Square game tiles,unlike Pu-abi's game,wich has round game tiles,in both cases the tiles have 5 dots on them

Sumerian game board Top: Playing squares with an animal theme Middle :Side of the board with the eye motif so common in Sumerian art.

Hippopotamus Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2161–1640 BC) Dynasty 13 (1783–1640 BC) faience This figure of a hippo was molded in faience, a crushed quartz glazed and fired at a relatively low temperature. Copper salts in the glaze impart the bright blue or blue-green color so characteristic of faience objects. Over the animal’s naturalistic shape, the craftsman painted lily plants that appear as a giant tattoo.Saint Louis Art Musuem

Hippopotamus Egyptian Middle Kingdom BC) Dynasty 13 BC) faience This figure of a hippo was molded in faience, a crushed quartz glazed and fired at a relatively low temperature.

#83. Rigid stool from tomb of Tutankhamun, imitating leopard skin. Ebony with ivory inlays a reverse of what is found in nature. Legs of duck heads copies elements of other stools, which actually fold.

x form folding stool . one of the earliest types of seating. New Kingdom period. Inlaid ivory and leopard skin. This piece found in King Tuts burial tomb.

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