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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
  • 03 Egypt

    1. 1. Predynastic cave drawing
    2. 14. Canopic Jars
    3. 15. The Narmer Palette
    4. 20. The step pyramid and sham buildings. Funerary complex of Djoser, Saqqara
    5. 24. Great Pyramids, Giza
    6. 29. Valley temple of Khafre
    7. 31. Khafre
    8. 33. Menkaure and a Queen
    9. 34. Rahotep + Nefert
    10. 35. Pepy Ii and His Mother
    11. 36. Seated Scribe
    12. 37. Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt
    13. 39. Head of Senusret III
    14. 40. Rock-cut tombs, Beni Hasan
    15. 42. Pectoral of Senusret II
    16. 44. Stele of Amenemhat I
    17. 47. The ruins of the Great Temple of Amun
    18. 52. Hatshepsut Enthroned
    19. 58. Akhenaten
    20. 61. Akhenaten and His Family
    21. 63. Queen Tiy
    22. 64. Nefertiti
    23. 65. Queen Kiya
    24. 70. Funerary mask of Tutankhamun
    25. 72. Temple of Rameses II, at Abu Simbel
    26. 74. Temple of Rameses II (Left) and Nefertari (Right), at Abu Simbel
    27. 76. Temple of Rameses II, Interior
    28. 77. The Rosetta Stone
    29. 79. Judgment of Hunefer before Osiris
    30. 80. Mummy wrapping of a young boy

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