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Corner of niche from the tomb of Akhtihotep Date: ca. 2575–2551 B.C. 4th Dynasty Saqqara, Egypt

Corner of niche from the tomb of Akhtihotep Date: ca. 2575–2551 B.C. 4th Dynasty Saqqara, Egypt

Model Bakery and Brewery from the Tomb of Meketre. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, early, ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), serdab, MMA 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.12)

Model Bakery and Brewery from the Tomb of Meketre. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, early, ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), serdab, MMA 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920 (20.3.12)

Statue of a goddess, probably Nehemetaui or Nebethetepet Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Dynasty: Dynasty 27–30 Date: 550–300 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: cupreous alloy

Statue of a goddess, probably Nehemetaui or Nebethetepet Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Dynasty: Dynasty 27–30 Date: 550–300 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: cupreous alloy

Abydos & Dendara (Egypt). 'Time is short and everyone wants to see the Pyramids, Tutankhamun’s gold and the Valley of the Kings. But some of the most rewarding moments are to be had away from the crowds, where you can contemplate the ancients’ legacy in peace. Nowhere is this truer than at Abydos, one of the most sacred spots along the Nile, and Dendara, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient temples.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/nile-valley/al-balyana/sights/dark/abydos

Abydos & Dendara (Egypt). 'Time is short and everyone wants to see the Pyramids, Tutankhamun’s gold and the Valley of the Kings. But some of the most rewarding moments are to be had away from the crowds, where you can contemplate the ancients’ legacy in peace. Nowhere is this truer than at Abydos, one of the most sacred spots along the Nile, and Dendara, one of the world’s best-preserved ancient temples.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/nile-valley/al-balyana/sights/dark/abydos

Canopic jar with human head (Imsety), ca. 800–650 BC. Egypt. The Metropolitan…

Canopic jar with human head (Imsety), ca. 800–650 BC. Egypt. The Metropolitan…

Painted Limestone Statue of Memi and Sabu, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 BC, probably from Giza. Pair statues, usually depicting a husband and wife, were frequently placed in a serdab, the hidden statue chamber often found in nonroyal tomb chapels of the Old Kingdom. The Egyptians believed that the spirit of the deceased could use such a statue as a home and enter it in order to benefit from gifts of food that were brought to the offering chapel of the tomb.

Painted Limestone Statue of Memi and Sabu, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 BC, probably from Giza. Pair statues, usually depicting a husband and wife, were frequently placed in a serdab, the hidden statue chamber often found in nonroyal tomb chapels of the Old Kingdom. The Egyptians believed that the spirit of the deceased could use such a statue as a home and enter it in order to benefit from gifts of food that were brought to the offering chapel of the tomb.

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