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

The Predynastic Period
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4 Flint knife with a fishtail shaped blade
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Flint knife with a gold handle
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7 Antelope vessel 8 Cosmetic palette
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The Libyan palette 11 13 13 15 15 17 19 19
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The Archaic Period
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The Narmer palette
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13 Discs from the tomb of Hemaka
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Victory stela of Tuthmosis III
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Statue of Amenhotep II with an offering table
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Statue of Amenhotep II with Mryt sgr
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Colossal group statue of King Amenhotep III Queen Tiye and their daughters
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Head of Queen Tiye
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Goddess Sekhmet
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A nurse and four princes and princesses
189
Colossal statue of Akhenaten
191

King Khasekhem
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Relief showing the name of Khasekhemwy 21 23 27 29
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The Old Kingdom 16 King Djoser
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Statue base of King Djoser
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Statue of King Senefru
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Relief of Sneferu from Wadi Maghara 21 Relief of Sneferu from Wadi Maghara
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23 Furniture of Queen Hetepheres
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King Chephren
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28 30 Triads of King Menkaure
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Head of King Userkaf
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Colossal head of Userkaf 33 King Neferefre
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Bust of Neferefre 35 Schist statue of Neferefre 36 A sacrificial or libation altar
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Seated man
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Family of Neferherenptah called Fifi
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False door from the mastaba of Nikaure
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Boatmen in a sporting competition
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A Female Brewer
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Sandal bearer
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Servant plucking a goose
102
The Middle Kingdom
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Statue of Montuhotep Nebhepetre
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Granite head of a sphinx of Senusert I
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Queen Nefret
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Amenemhet III in priestly costume
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Sphinx of Amenemhet III
117
Double statue of Amenemhet III as a Nile god
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Statue of Amenemhet III
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The pyramidion of Amenemhet III
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Troop of Nubian archers
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Model of a sailing boat
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Model of a carpentry workshop
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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
Granite Sphinx of Hatshepsut
159
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
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Kneeling statue of Tuthmosis III
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Bust of Tuthmosis III
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Akhenaten making an Offering
193
Head of Akhenaten
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Stela of the royal family
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Fašade of a shrine
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Akhenaten with a female figure on his lap
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128 Fragment of a painted floor
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Stela of Any
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Princess nibbling a roasted duck
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Thot and a Scribe
208
Canopic jar
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Inner gold coffin of Tutankhamun
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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
Miniature effigy of the pharaoh
235
Tutankhamun on a papyrus raft 150 Tutankhamun on the back of a leopard
237
A goddess carrying the king 152 Throne of Tutankhamun
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Ceremonial chair
243
Chair with god
245
Mirror box with god Heh 156 Painted chest
246
Ornamented chest 158 Ivory headrest with Shu 159 Lion unguent container
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Calcite boat in a tank
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Calcite ibex vase 162 Alabaster perfume vessel
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Ceremonial chariot
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165 Accessories of the cermonial chariot 166 Game boards
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Boat with a sail
257
169 Tutankhamen as god Khonsu
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A king with the Osirian Triad
259
Coffin of Seti I
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Ramsses II smiting his enemies
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Coffin of Ramsses
263
Bust of Queen MeritAmun
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Bust of Merenptah 177 Victory stela of Merenptah
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Statue of Ramsses III as a standard bearer of Amen 179 Decorated ostrakon
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Statue of Ramsses III crowned
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39 Panels of Hesire 40 Hetepdief 41 Reliefs with paste inlays from the tomb of NeferMaat 42 Rahotep and Nofret 43 Reserve Head 44 Birds in the D...
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Khnomhotep the dwarf 47 Hunchback noble 48 Male statue 49 Wife of Kaaper 50 Kaaper called sheikh alBalad 61 61
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References 285 305 306
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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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