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Stela of Usekhu
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Usekhu

Limestone stela of Usekhu, the overseer of the cabinet. From Abydos, modern-day Egypt. Middle Kingdom, circa 11th to 12th Dynasty, circa 2000 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Egyptian Wooden Statue of a Woman Grinding Cereals
Image by Mark Cartwright

Egyptian Wooden Statue of a Woman Grinding Cereals

A wooden statue of a woman grinding cereals. Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040-1640 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Egyptian Stela Showing Women Sitting Before Offerings
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Egyptian Stela Showing Women Sitting Before Offerings

This fragment of a stela shows two women before tablets of offerings. From Abydos, Late Middle Kingdom, circa 1750 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Egyptian stela of offering
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Egyptian stela of offering

This is a part of a painted limestone stela with different colors. A man sits on a lion-legged chair before offerings and a offering table. There is one line of hieroglyphic inscription at the upper part with offering formula. From Abydos...
Egyptian stela of Sehetepibre and others
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Egyptian stela of Sehetepibre and others

On this sandstone stela, there are 10 lines of hieroglyphs inside the border line. The stela mentions the name of the guard of the bureau of fields, Sehetepibre (born of Ite). From the Tombs of The Courtiers at Abydos, Egypt. Middle Kingdom...
Egyptian Anthropomorphic Pot
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Egyptian Anthropomorphic Pot

This is a redware pot. It depicts a woman with breasts and arms; she holds a spout (which is lost). There is a hole at the back of the pot for filling. From Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 2061 to 1690 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Ipuwer Papyrus
Image by Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

Ipuwer Papyrus

19th Dynasty copy of the Ipuwer Papyrus (known as The Lamentations of Ipuwer or The Admonitions of Ipuwer) in which a Middle Kingdom scribe laments the depths to which the country of Egypt has fallen. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, The...
White Chapel
Image by Hannah Pethen

White Chapel

Senusret I (1971-1926 BCE, Middle Kingdom of Egypt) is responsible for the White Chapel, a structure significant to archaeologists and scholars for listing all the nomes of the time on it. The White Chapel was destroyed and recycled for use...
Coffin of Khnumnakht
Image by Peter Roan

Coffin of Khnumnakht

Coffin of Khnumnakht from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, dating to c. 1802–1640 BCE. On display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Statuette of Egyptian Governor Khnumnakht
Image by James Blake Wiener

Statuette of Egyptian Governor Khnumnakht

Made from limestone, this statuette shows the ancient Egyptian governor Khnumnakht. He was a contemporary of Djehutihotep--the fifteenth nomos of Upper Egypt-- who lived during the twelfth dynasty (c. 1985-1773 BCE) of the Middle Kingdom...