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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...
Statuette of Egyptian Governor Khnumnakht
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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...
Egyptian Model of a Soul House
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Egyptian Model of a Soul House

This is a model of a "soul house". The building has four arched doorways. Redware. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1985-1795 BCE. From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. (The British Museum, London).
Tale of Sinuhe (Berlin 10499)
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Tale of Sinuhe (Berlin 10499)

The Berlin 10499 papyrus tells the Tale of Sinuhe. It is one of the most well preserved copies of the story. The script was written in Hieratic which is roughly a cursive version of Middle Egyptian. The papyri is also referred to as the Ramesseum...
Ancient Egyptian Weight of One Deben
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Ancient Egyptian Weight of One Deben

In ancient Egypt, many transactions were made in metal, measured using weights like this. Once coinage was introduced, a Greek system was combined with the Egyptian one. This quartzite weight was inscribed with the name of the Egyptian king...
Egyptian Balla Pottery
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Egyptian Balla Pottery

Ballas ware ovoid pottery pot; they had constricted neck and almost vertical collar above. The surface was incised with decorations. From tomb 263 at El-Kab, Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1991–1803 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London...
Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty
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Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty

This limestone fragment depicts an Egyptian pharaoh. He wears the "white crown," menat and collar, and heb-sed robe. From Koptos (Qift), Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1991–1778 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to...
Egyptian Pot in the form of a Mourning Woman
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Egyptian Pot in the form of a Mourning Woman

This is a hollow pottery statuette. It depicts a woman mourning; she holds her hands to her head. The statuette is red with a white slip (inverted). From Dandera, Egypt. 11th Dynasty, 2061–1991 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Statue of Rehuankh
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Statue of Rehuankh

Rehuankh was mayor of Abydos, where Osiris (the god of death and the afterlife) had his principal temple. He was also a "senior lector priest": a scholar with knowledge of rituals and sacred texts. The inscriptions on this statue are of unusual...