The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2005 - Art - 312 pages
"Many museums displaying Egyptian antiquities exist throughout the world, and Cairo's Egyptian Museum, though not the oldest (built in 1902), houses the largest collection. Some 150,000 pieces are exhibited, and another 30,000 are held in the museum storerooms." "The book informs the reader of many of the masterpieces of ancient art present in the museum, and is a valuable guide for anyone wishing to explore its treasures. Starting with the Predynastic Period, showing relics such as decorated vases, flint knives and palettes, it proceeds to the Archaic Period, viewing the museum's oldest documents about the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and its oldest royal statue."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Male head
13
Flint knife with a gold handle
17
Wall painting in Tomb no 100 at Hieraconpolis
19
The Libyan palette
20
The Archaic Period
21
The Narmer palette
23
13 Discs from the tomb of Hemaka
27
King Khasekhem
29
Kneeling statue of Tuthmosis III
167
Kneeling statue of Tuthmosis III
169
Bust of Tuthmosis III
171
Victory stela of Tuthmosis III
173
Statue of Amenhotep II with an offering table
177
Statue of Amenhotep II with Mryt sgr
179
Colossal group statue of King Amenhotep III Queen Tiye and their daughters
183
Head of Queen Tiye
185

Relief showing the name of Khasekhemwy
31
The Old Kingdom
32
King Djoser
37
Statue base of King Djoser
39
Statue of King Senefru
43
Relief of Sneferu from Wadi Maghara
45
23 Furniture of Queen Hetepheres
47
King Chephren
51
Alabaster statue of Menkaure
55
Head of King Userkaf
59
Bust of Neferefre
62
39 Panels of Hesire
63
Reliefs with paste inlays from the tomb of NeferMaat
71
Reserve Head
73
Birds in the Delta marshes
75
Khnomhotep the dwarf
76
Hunchback noble
77
Wife of Kaaper
79
The scribe
83
Seated man
85
Family of Neferherenptah called Fifi
87
False door from the mastaba of Nikaure
89
False door of Ika
93
Boatmen in a sporting competition
98
A Female Brewer
100
Sandal bearer
101
Servant plucking a goose
102
The Middle Kingdom
103
Statue of Montuhotep Nebhepetre
107
Granite head of a sphinx of Senusert I
111
Queen Nefret
113
Amenemhet III in priestly costume
115
Sphinx of Amenemhet III
117
Double statue of Amenemhet III as a Nile god
119
Statue of Amenemhet III
121
The pyramidion of Amenemhet III
123
Troop of Nubian archers
130
Model of a sailing boat
131
Model depicting the counting of cattle
137
Statuette of a hippopotamus
141
The New Kingdom
143
Anthropoid Coffin of Queen Ahhotep
151
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
153
Stela of King Ahmose
155
Kneeling statue of Hatshepsut
160
Limestone sphinx of Hatshepsut
161
Expedition of Punt
162
Hatshepsut presenting a naos of Hathor
163
Seated statue of Tuthmosis III
165
Goddess Sekhmet
187
A nurse and four princes and princesses
189
Colossal statue of Akhenaten
191
Akhenaten making an Offering
193
Head of Akhenaten
194
Sculptors model with two royal portraits
195
Unfinished head of Nefertiti
197
Stela of the royal family
199
Fašade of a shrine
201
Akhenaten with a female figure on his lap
203
128 Fragment of a painted floor
204
Stela of Any
205
Princess nibbling a roasted duck
207
Thot and a Scribe
208
Canopic jar
209
Gold mask of Tutankhamun
212
Inner gold coffin of Tutankhamun
217
Coffin of Tutankhamuns internal organs
219
Canopic shrine
221
Pectoral of the sky goddess Nut
225
Pectoral with a winged scarab
227
Collar of the Two Ladies
228
Cosmetic box
229
Head of Tutankhamun emerging from the lotus flower
233
Miniature effigy of the pharaoh
235
Tutankhamun on a papyrus raft
237
Chair with god Heh
245
Mirror box with god Heh
246
Ornamented chest
252
Calcite boat in a tank
253
Calcite ibex vase
254
165 Accessories of the cermonial chariot
256
Boat with a sail
257
A king with the Osirian Triad
259
Coffin of Seti I
260
Ramsses II smiting his enemies
261
Bust of Queen MeritAmun
265
Statue of Ramsses III as a standard bearer of Amen
267
Statue of Ramsses III crowned
269
The Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period
270
Anthropoid coffin of Ankhefenkhonsu
273
Alabaster statue of NakhetMuti
274
Harpist stela
275
Statue of Amenirdis
276
Magical statue of Djed Hor
282
Mummy cover of a young lady
283
Illustrated Guide of the Egyptian Museum
285
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Abeer el Shahawy is an Egyptian Egyptologist. Farid Atiya is a writer, photographer and publisher. He is the author of many books on the Red Sea, Sinai and the monuments of Egypt.

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