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Catalog # Name Description
1 1965.51.0001 Statue Cat. Original greenish bronze, Egyptian, 663-332 B. C. in Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md. Alva Replica C-4.
2 1968.10.86 Box Small, inlaid. 1968.10.86 (Box) image
3 1968.9.12.1.1 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.1 (Sherd, pottery) image
4 1968.9.12.1.10 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.10 (Sherd, pottery) image
5 1968.9.12.1.11 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.11 (Sherd, pottery) image
6 1968.9.12.1.2 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.2 (Sherd, pottery) image
7 1968.9.12.1.3 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.3 (Sherd, pottery) image
8 1968.9.12.1.4 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.4 (Sherd, pottery) image
9 1968.9.12.1.5 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.5 (Sherd, pottery) image
10 1968.9.12.1.6 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.6 (Sherd, pottery) image
11 1968.9.12.1.8 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.8 (Sherd, pottery) image
12 1968.9.12.1.9 Sherd, pottery Part of a mosaic. 1968.9.12.1.9 (Sherd, pottery) image
13 1968.9.12.16620 Lamp Effigy oil lamp in the shape of a face. Three tubes extend out from the bottom of the face. There is a larger hole in the center of the forehead with a large protrusion directly above the hole. The lips and nose extend out from the face. 1968.9.12.16620 (Lamp) image
14 1968.9.12.2 Fan Black handle with natural color woven straw fan. Fan has embroidered peacock in green, blue, purple, orange, yellow, red and brown. 1968.9.12.2 (Fan) image
15 1968.9.22.0002 Statue Replica of egyptian sphinx with Nubian features.
16 1968.9.22.1 Hat Fez, felt. The label on the interior indicates that the hat was manufactured in Cairo. Paper lines the interior and a woven straw supports the hat's outer rim. The black nylon, instead of silk, tassel is attached at the center of the flat top and falls down to the bottom of the hat. The tassel is attached by a thread that goes over it and keeps the tassel spread out and in place. Color: RD,BK
17 1968.9.35.16621.0001 Sherd, pottery Handle of pot. 1968.9.35.16621.0001 (Sherd, pottery) image
18 1968.9.35.16621.0007 Sherd, pottery Large pottery fragment. 1968.9.35.16621.0007 (Sherd, pottery) image
19 1968.9.35.16621.2 Sherd, pottery Roman, cone shaped. 1968.9.35.16621.2 (Sherd, pottery) image
20 1968.9.35.16621.3 Sherd, pottery Part of bowl, with horizontal etchings. 1968.9.35.16621.3 (Sherd, pottery) image
21 1968.9.35.16621.4 Sherd, pottery Part of bowl, with horizontal etching on the top third of the fragment. 1968.9.35.16621.4 (Sherd, pottery) image
22 1968.9.35.16621.5 Sherd, pottery Pottery fragment with wide horizontal etchings. 1968.9.35.16621.5 (Sherd, pottery) image
23 1968.9.35.16621.6 Sherd, pottery Pottery fragment with wave-like designs horizontally along the surface. 1968.9.35.16621.6 (Sherd, pottery) image
24 1971.0034 Statue Plaster replica of Queen Nefertiti, Egyptian 18th Dynasty, about 1350 B. C. Black finish with blue decorations on headpiece. 1971.0034 (Statue) image
25 1973.54.6.1 Bracelet Filigree. Hinged in two places; one of the hinges is removable. Hinge is hooked on with chain so it won't be lost when arm is inserted. Has six delicate filigree objects evenly spaced around bracelet. Halfway around on both sides bracelet branches out to a point. 1973.54.6.1 (Bracelet) image
26 1974.23.0008 Brick Red brick with uneven surfaces.
27 1974.23.32 Knife Two parts. a. Knife, large angular shaped metal blade; handle made of wood, string and metal. Very heavy. b. Sheath. Rawhide; angular shape, same as knife. 1974.23.32 (Knife) image
28 1977.39.0001 Figurine, animal Lion, XII Dynasty, 1991-1785 B. C. Depicts a male lion lying on its stomach, with its head erect, and mouth open as if growling. Stamped on the base "M.M.A. c 1976."
29 1977.39.0002 Mask Miniature reproduction of Tutankhamun's burial mask (XVIII Dynasty, 1567-1320 B. C.) Depicts the head of the king wearing a full headdress and highly decorative necklace, or collar. The facial features, including the braided beard are well detailed. The reverse of the figure is stamped "c M. M. A. 1976." a. Mask b. Plastic stand.
30 1978.26.0001 Figurine, animal Reproduction of Lion XVIII Dynasty, 1567-1320 B. C. Cast in polymer, red tongue, blue nose, claws, tip of tail and accents above eyes, gold eyes with black details. A full mane is carved around the head and neck. Base marked "M.M. A. 1976. Color: ML
31 1978.26.0002 Figurine Twenty-four kt. gold electroplate reproduction of a Standing King, XVIII Dynasty, 1567-1320 B. C. Decorative crown, pleated kilt, ornamented apron. Base marked "M.M.A. 1976" .
32 1978.26.3 Ring Reproduction XVIII Dynasty, 1559-1320 B. C. seal carved in the shape of a beetle and mounted in a ring, flat side engraved with figures; 24 kt. gold electroplate; inside ring marked "M.M.A. 1976". Inside of ring marked, "M.M.A. 1976".
33 1978.26.4A Necklace, scarab Pendant and chain, reproduction of treasure from tomb of Tutankhamen. a. Decorated brass scarab pendant, XVIII Dynasty 1567-1320 B.C., depicting Tutankhamen wearing the Atef crown, a corselet over his shoulders, a pointed kilt with an apron, and an animal's tail at the back. The two gods, Ra-Harakhty and Atum stand on each side of the king. A metal loop is at the top of the scarab. 24 kt. gold electroplate. "MMA/1976" impressed on reverse.
34 1978.26.4B Chain, Scarab Necklace Chain to scarab pendant. Woven 12 kt. gold-filled chain, with end hooks and ring fastener.
35 1978.27 Ring Reproduction ring of a Single cartouche from the XVIII Dynasty, 1567-1320 B. C. Inscribed with the seated figure of Amun, scepter in left hand, and ankh sign of life in his right. Headdress a cap surmounted by two plumes and the sun disk.
36 1978.44.0003 Figurine Boatman, Middle Kingdom with light oak base. Elongated seated figure, flesh painted pink , eyes white and black, hair black. Arms missing. Separate oak base inscribed on back of figure above feet: "CY97". According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, the features of the figurine (thick lips and shape of nose) indicate that it could be Nubian. (Oct 2005). 1978.44.0003 (Figurine) image
37 1978.44.0007 Figurine Of Isis and Horus, late dynastic period (c.1150-700 B.C.). Isis seated, holding Horus on lap. Black wooden base plus pedestal seat. Two rectangular white gummed seals on green felt below base: "A5872, Late Dynastic, L22-20-0" and "712". No printed label. Typed label on 3" x 5" filing card: "Isis and Horus, Eyptian, Late Dynastic Period (c. 1150-700 B. C.). Isis, the wife and sister of Osiris, suckling the infant Horus."
38 1978.44.0008 Figurine Osiris. Standing. Mounted on varnished light wood block. White-lettered embossed label on brown platic strip on top of wooden block: "Osiris." Rectangular white gummed seal below base: "OS #2, $35." Accompanying printed label: "Osiris, King of the Gods. Color: GD
39 1978.44.0009 Mask Carved, face painted pink, eyes white and black, eyebrows black. Head sawed off across top and below chin. Solid wood, back of head sawed flat. Four diagonal holes for wooden pegs about 1/4" to 3/8" in diameter drilled variously on back, to and bottom of mask as follows. Diagonal from near top of back through top of head. 1978.44.0009 (Mask) image
40 1978.44.10 Lamp, oil Third to Fourth centuries A.D. Terra cotta lamp mounted on varnished light wood base. Pale pink color over gray. Accompanying printed label: "Egyptian Oil Lamp. This terracotta oil lamp dates from Egypt's 3rd to 4th Centuries A. D. It was used as a source of light in the home and during ceremonies." The wood base is detached from the lamp. 1978.44.10 (Lamp, oil) image
41 1978.44.11 Bangle From Graeco-Roman to Early Islamic periods. Subcircular. Accompanying printed label: "This genuine Egyptian Bangle Bracelet dates from the Graeco-Roman to Early Islamic periods. The proud ancient craftsmen worked skillfully with their crude tools miraculously forming glass bracelet masterpieces. Enduring centuries of entombment, this bangle bracelet has retained the same physical appearance as when first created by the ancient glass craftsmen. Glass bracelets of this type were popularly worn by the ancient Egyptian maidens and children." Color: BK
42 1978.44.4 Figurine Shawabti, Egyptian, XIIIth to XXVth Dynasties. Figure mounted on light-colored wooden base. Green fine glazed faience with irregular-shaped piece chipped from right temple area revealing white color beneath. Face flesh-colored, beard and hands white. Figure appears to be holding crook and flail in hands. Hieroglyphs impressed along entire length of back of figure. 1978.44.4 (Figurine) image
43 1978.44.5 Bead Disc-shaped beads of various colors. Strand strung on stiff nylon (?) thread with modern brass-colored circular spring closure. Accompanying printed label: "Bright Disc Beads. These brilliantly glazed multicolored disc shaped beads are representative of the high degree of jewelry craft from the XVIII Dynasty (1570-1349 B.C.)." According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, this is a modern restringing of Egyptian beads. Some double beads have been added that would not have been on a single strand.
44 1979.0003 Mask One-third scale replica of original mask, hand cast and finished in polymer, 24 kt. gold electroplate, exact likeness of King Tutankhamun, large decorative headdress adorned with the heads of "Wadjet", the cobra goddess of Upper Egypt, and "Nekhbet", the vulture goddess of lower Egypt; inside marked "M.M.A. 1976". 1979.0003 (Mask) image
45 1979.0013 Sculpture Egyptian temple type limestone cut block relief; yellow-tan colored stone, black painted designs & accents; relief of human head, wearing decorative headdress, large facial features, nose, eyes, ears & mouth, right-side of block; relief of stone pillar decorative black lines, left-side of block; rimmed edge on top; relief attached to black painted wooden stand, green felt covered base, brass metal pegs; bottom of stand marked "4., 670, A8025 Egypt, Amarna Period"; right & left sides of relief are rough, uneven stone; black wooden stand. Limestone cut block relief; yellow-tan colored stone, black painted designs and accents; relief of human head, wearing decorative headdress, large facial features, nose, eyes, ears and mouth, right side of block; relief of stone pillar, decorative black lines, left side of block; rimmed edge on top; relief attached to black painted wooden stand, green felt covered base, brass metal pegs; bottom of stand marked "4., 70, A8025 Egypt, Amarna Period"; right and left sides of relief are rough, uneven stone; top is carved flat. Egyptian Bas relief. According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, this is a piece off of a private altar. It's a bit odd in that there is no room at the top for the headdress, and there is no shaped head apparent. Possibly a forgery? (Too much relief with blurry outlines. Originals are flatter relief with crisp outlines. People are not usually depicted at the top of the band). Oct 2005.
46 1979.10.0019 Figurine Mold-made figurine of a women with detailed hairstyle, African facial features, bare-chested, and a calf-length skirt. The women's hands are resting on the front of the hips. 1979.10.0019 (Figurine) image
47 1980.0031 Plate Hanging, decorative. Replica of King Tutankhamen.
48 1989.43.0003 Figurine Figure of Osiris. Stained green and black; on a wooden base that can be removed.. According to David Depuma, University of Iowa, this is a common figure. It could be a forgery. (Oct 2005) Color: GR
49 1990.21.0001 Instrument, musical Priest's string instrument and bow. Single string atonal instrument. a. Instrument b. Bow. Sound box is cube-shaped with animal hide wrapped around. Long piece of wood through middle of box with a tuning peg at the opposite end of box. String attached to peg that runs the length of the instrument and is suspended above the box by a v-shaped piece of wood. The bow is an arched piece of wood with string attached at both ends. Color: TN, BR, BK 1990.21.0001 (Instrument, musical) image
50 1990.21.0003 Spear Ceremonial spear, dual tines. Stamped with circular pattern. Midway down the shaft is a 4 posted opening followed by a continuation of the circular pattern down the remainder of the shaft. The bottom part of the shaft is designed for insertion of a staff. 1990.21.0003 (Spear) image