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  • Predynastic cave drawing
  • Artist: n/a Title: Old Kingdom standard grid—an Egyptian canon of proportions for representing the human body Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Ancient Egypt Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Ancient Egypt Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Canopic Jars
  • Artist: n/a Title: The Narmer Palette Medium: Green schist Size: height 25" (64 cm) Date: Early Dynastic period, c. 2950–2775 BCE Source/Museum: Hierakonpolis / Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Artist: n/a Title: The Narmer Palette Medium: Green schist Size: height 25" (64 cm) Date: Early Dynastic period, c. 2950–2775 BCE Source/Museum: Hierakonpolis / Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Artist: n/a Title: Elements of Architecture: Mastaba to Pyramid (Mastaba) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Mastaba
  • Artist: n/a Title: Elements of Architecture: Mastaba to Pyramid (Stepped Pyramid) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Stepped Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, c. 2667-2648 BCE
  • Artist: n/a Title: Elements of Architecture: Mastaba to Pyramid (Pyramid) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Pyramid: Pyramid of Kafra, Giza, c. 2600 BCE
  • Artist: n/a Title: The step pyramid and sham buildings. Funerary complex of Djoser, Saqqara Medium: Limestone Size: height of pyramid 204' (62 m) Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Great Pyramids, Giza Medium: Granite and limestone Size: height of pyramid of Khufu, 450' (137 m) Date: Fourth Dynasty, c. 2575–2450 BCE Source/Museum: Erected by (from the left) Menkaure, Khafre, and Khufu
  • Artist: n/a Title: Model of the Giza plateau. From left to right: the temples and pyramids of Menkaure, Khafre, and Khufu. (number 4 is the valley temple of Menkaure; number 5 is the valley temple and Sphinx of Khafre.) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Prepared for the exhibition “The Sphinx and the Pyramids: One Hundred Years of American Archaeology at Giza,” held in 1998 at the Harvard University Semitic Museum Harvard University Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Artist: n/a Title: Valley temple of Khafre Medium: Limestone and red granite Size: n/a Date: Old Kingdom, c. 2570–2544 BCE Source/Museum: Giza. Commissioned by Khafre
  • Artist: n/a Title: Khafre Medium: Anorthosite gneiss Size: height 5' 6 ⅛ " (1.68 m) Date: Fourth Dynasty (ruled c. 2520–2494 BCE) Source/Museum: Giza, Valley Temple of Khafre / Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Artist: n/a Title: Khafre (Detail of head) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Menkaure and a Queen (perhaps his wife Khamerernebty) Medium: Graywacke with traces of red and black paint Size: height 54½" (142.3 cm) Date: Fourth Dynasty (ruled 2490–2472 BCE) Source/Museum: from Giza / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Harvard University–MFA Expedition
  • Rahotep + Nefert
  • Artist: n/a Title: Pepy Ii and His Mother, Queen Ankhnes-Meryre Medium: Egyptian alabaster Size: height 15¼ X 9 13/16" (39.2 X 24.9 cm) Date: Sixth Dynasty, c. 2323–2152 BCE (ruled. c. 2246–2152 BCE). Source/Museum: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund (39.119)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Seated Scribe Medium: Painted limestone with inlaid eyes of rock crystal calcite and magnesite mounted in copper Size: height 21" (53 cm) Date: Fifth Dynasty, c. 2450–2325 BCE Source/Museum: found near the tomb of Kai, Saqqara. Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Artist: n/a Title: Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt Medium: Painted limestone relief Size: height approx. 45" (114.3 cm) Date: Fifth Dynasty, c. 2450–2325 BCE Source/Museum: Tomb of Ti, Saqqara
  • Artist: n/a Title: Head of Senusret III Medium: Yellow quartzite Size: height 17¾ X 13½ X 17" (45.1 X 34.3 X 43.2 cm) Date: Twelfth Dynasty, c. 1938–1755 BCE (ruled c. 1836–1818 BCE) Source/Museum: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: Nelson Trust (62-11)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Rock-cut tombs, Beni Hasan. Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Twelfth Dynasty, c. 1938–1755 BCE Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Unfinished relief Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 18th Dynasty Source/Museum: Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings, west bank of the Nile, Egypt
  • Artist: n/a Title: Pectoral of Senusret II Medium: Gold and semiprecious stones Size: length 3¼" (8.2 cm) Date: Twelfth Dynasty, c 1938–1755 (ruled c 1842–1837 BCE) Source/Museum: Tomb of Princess Sithathoryunet, el-Lahun. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916 (16.1.3)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Hippopotamus Medium: Faience Size: length 7 ⅞ " (20 cm) Date: Twelfth Dynasty, c. 1938–1755 BCE Source/Museum: Tomb of Senbi (tomb B.3), Meir. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917 (17.9.1)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Stele of Amenemhat I Medium: Painted limestone Size: 11 X 15" (30 X 50 cm) Date: Twelfth Dynasty, c. 1938–1755 (ruled c. 1938–1908 BCE) Source/Museum: Assasif. / Egyptian Museum, Cairo. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Excavation 1915–16
  • Artist: n/a Title: Model of a house and garden Medium: Painted and plastered wood and copper Size: length 33" (87 cm) Date: Eleventh Dynasty, c. 2125–2055 BCE Source/Museum: tomb of Meketre, Deir el-Bahi. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.13)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Plan of the northern section of Kahun, built during the reign of Senusret II. Near modern El-Lahun. Dynasty 12, c. 1880–1874 BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: The ruins of the Great Temple of Amun, at Karnak, Egypt Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Reconstruction Drawing of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, Egypt. New Kingdom, c. 1579–1075 BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Reconstruction Drawing of the Hypostyle Hall, Great Temple of Amun, Karnak. Nineteenth Dynasty, C. 1292–1190 BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Flower and bud columns, hypostyle hall, Great Temple of Amun. Karnak Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Fish-Shaped Bottle Medium: Core glass Size: length 5 ⅛ " (13 cm) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, c. 1353–1336 BCE Source/Museum: Akhetaten (present-day Tell el-Amarna) / The British Museum, London
  • Artist: n/a Title: Hatshepsut Enthroned Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Eighteenth Dynasty (ruled c. 1473–1458 BCE). Source/Museum: Deir el-Bahri / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Artist: n/a Title: Funerary temple of Hatshepsut, Deir El-Bahri Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, c. 1473–1458 BCE(At the far left, ramp and base of the funerary temple of Mentuhotep III. Eleventh Dynasty, c. 2009–1997 BCE) Source/Museum: n/a
  • Wall erected around Hatshepsut’s obelisk by Tuthmose III
  • Artist: n/a Title: Plan of the Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir El-Bahri Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Akhenaten, Colossal Figure Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Akhenaten, Colossal Figure Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Akhenaten and His Family Medium: Painted limestone relief Size: 12¼ X 15¼" (31.1 X 38.7 cm) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, c. 1353–1336 BCE Source/Museum: Akhetaten (present-day Tell el-Amarna) / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Ägyptisches Museum
  • Akhenaten and Nefertiti IN THE SACK!
  • Artist: n/a Title: Queen Tiy Medium: Boxwood, ebony, glass, silver, gold, lapis lazuli, cloth, clay, and wax Size: height 3 ¾" (9.4 cm) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, c. 1352 BCE Source/Museum: Kom Medinet el-Ghurab (near el-Lahun) / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Ägyptisches Museum
  • Artist: n/a Title: Nefertiti Medium: Painted Limestone Size: height 20" (51 cm) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, c. 1353–1336 BCE Source/Museum: Akhetaten (modern Tell el-Amarna) / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Ägyptisches Museum
  • Queen Kiya
  • Artist: n/a Title: Funerary mask of Tutankhamun Medium: Gold inlaid with glass and semiprecious stones Size: Height 21¼" (54.5 cm) Weight 24 pounds (11 kg) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty (Tutankhamun, ruled 1332–1322 BCE), c. 1327 BCE Source/Museum: Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Artist: n/a Title: Inner Coffin of Tutankhamun’s Sarcophagus Medium: Gold inlaid with glass and semiprecious stones Size: height 6' ⅞ " (1.85 m), weight nearly 243 pounds (110.4 kg) Date: Eighteenth Dynasty, 1332–1322 BCE Source/Museum: Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, near Deir el-Bahri / Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Artist: n/a Title: Temple of Rameses II, at Abu Simbel Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Nineteenth Dynasty, c. 1279–1213 BCE Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Temple of Rameses II (Left) and Nefertari (Right), at Abu Simbel Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Nineteenth Dynasty, 1279–1213 BCE Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Detail of Nefertari and Ramses’s Leg Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Temple of Ramses II
  • Artist: n/a Title: Temple of Rameses II, Interior Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Nineteenth Dynasty, c. 1279–1213 BCE Source/Museum: Abu Simbel
  • Artist: n/a Title: The Rosetta Stone Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 196 BCE Source/Museum: The British Museum, London
  • Artist: n/a Title: Art and its Context: Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, and Demotic Writing Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Hieroglyphic signs for the letters P, T, O, and L, which were Champollion's clues to deciphering the Rosetta Stone, plus M, Y, and S: Ptoymys
  • Artist: n/a Title: Judgment of Hunefer before Osiris Medium: Painted papyrus Size: height 15 ⅝ " (39.8 cm) Date: Nineteenth Dynasty, c. 1285 BCE Source/Museum: Illustration From a Book of The Dead. The British Museum, London
  • Artist: n/a Title: Mummy wrapping of a young boy Medium: Linen wrappings with gilded stucco buttons and inserted portrait in encaustic on wood Size: height of mummy 53 ⅜ " (133 cm) portrait 9½ X 6½" (24 X 16.5 cm) Date: Roman period, c. 100–120 CE Source/Museum: Hawara / The British Museum, London
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