Cult Image of the God Ptah, Dynasty 22-early Dynasty 26 (945-600 BC). Lapis lazuli. TheStatuette represents the creator god Ptah,the patron deity ofEgypt capital city, Memphis.His shrouded human form+tight-fitting cap make him quite recognizable.The high quality of workmanship indicates that the sculpture was produced in a royal workshop as a gift from the pharaoh to the god in his great temple.
Roof of Hypostyle hall Dendera Temple, Egypt. Dendera Temple complex is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Dendera was a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of ancient Egypt. Pharaoh Pepi I (ca. 2250 BC) built on this site & evidence exists of a temple in the 18th dynasty (ca 1500 BC). But the earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi raised by Nectanebo II, last of the native pharaohs (360–343 BC).
Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Date: ca. 1473–1458 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Senenmut Quarry & Mentuhotep Causeway, MMA 1927-1928 Medium: Granite