A small painted core glass unguent container in the form of a tilapia fish which was a symbol of rebirth, Blue glass was modelled around the central core of probably mainly organic materials and the garland decoration was created by applying softened rods of white and yellow glass. Egypt. Ancient Egyptian. 18th dynasty c 1352 1336 BC. Tell el Amarna.
|core glass unguent container|
Chalice shaped lamp from the tomb of Tutankhamun, The cup is in the shape of an open lotus flower flanked by two carvings of the god Heh kneeling on papyrus plants. The cup was intented to be filled with oil and when the whick was lit then the scene of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun was visible. Back view. Egypt. Ancient Egyptian. New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1333 1323 BC. Material/ Size:Calcite, H=51.4 cm. Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb TV62.
|Chalice shaped lamp from the tomb of Tutankhamun|
Relief from the White Chapel of Sesostris I, The chapel was built to celebrate the sed festival, the festival connected with the royal jubilee during which rituals of renewal and regeneration took place. The Kings head. Egypt. Ancient Egyptian. Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty
|Relief from the White Chapel of Sesostris I|