Necklace
Ancient Egyptian necklace with beads made from faience and an amulet of the cat god, Sekhmet. About 1000 BC. Restrung on a modern cord.
1949.112
Bottle
Egyptian glass bottle for perfume, ointment or fine oils, probably from Oxyrhynchus, dated to the Roman period of rule in Egypt, from 30 BC- 323 AD. (height 155mm)
1907.21.1.2
Figure
Egyptian carved wooden figure of a seated rower. Originally held oars, and was intended to row a model funerary boat, which would be placed in a tomb. Found in the debris of the Temple of Mentuhotep II at Deir el Bahri, 11th Dynasty. (height 114mm)
1907.21.1.11
Necklace
Ancient Egyptian four-stranded necklace of tubular faience beads with an amulet in the form of a mummy. Restrung on a modern cord. Dated to 1300-30 BC. (length 470mm)
1936.216.2
Figure
Ancient Egyptian turquoise faience shabti with black detailing holding two hoes. Hieroglyphics on his front translate as 'Mut En Akt'. 1500 - 30 BC. The shabti represented a servant who would magically come to life and work for their master in the afterlife, so he or she could relax. (height 105mm)
1989.342
Figure
Ancient Egyptian green faience shabti, holding a hoe and possibly a pick and shoulder bag. This elongated type with a beard dates from 700 - 30 BC. The shabti represented a servant who would magically come to life and work for their master in the afterlife, so he or she could relax.
1959.20.3.2
Amulet
Ancient Egyptian heart shaped amulet, carved from stone, possibly basalt. The heart was believed to be the seat of both thoughts and emotions. Amulets were often wrapped up in the bandages of a mummy and helped to protect the wearer from magic spells and charms. (28 x 18mm)
1993.65
Scarab
Ancient Egyptian faience scarab, about 700 B.C. The scarab or beetle represented new life, virility and resurrection and was placed in the heart cavity of the mummy to protect the soul.
1935.47
Figure
Ancient Egyptian shabti, carved out of a single piece of stone, possibly calcite. Holding a flail in each hand and wearing a collar. The shabti represented a servant who would magically come to life and work for their master in the afterlife, so he or she could relax. (height 255mm)
1938.84
Flask
Egyptian pottery pilgrim flask featuring St. Menas. On both sides St. Menas is shown with his arms raised in benediction and a camel on either side of him. These flasks were used for holding oil blessed in connection with the Saint. From AD 400-600. (height 81mm)
1913.69.17
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