Gold Wedjat Eye Amulet, 664–380 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1923 (23.2.67) | The symbolism of this wedjat-eye amulet was one of the most pervasive and powerful in ancient Egypt. Combining a human eye with the stylized markings of a falcon's, it represents the eye of the god Horus, one form of the sun god.
Fruit Cake, ca. 1492–1473 B.C. From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), inside Basket "C", MMA 1935–1936. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1936 (36.3.81)
Writing board, ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1928 (28.9.4) | Gessoed boards were used for writing notes or school exercises. Like the slate writing tablets of yesteryear, they could be used repeatedly, with old texts being whitewashed to provide a “clean slate” for another.
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)
Mechanical Dog, ivory, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Egypt. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III. The Met.Mus.of Art. This leaping hunting dog can be made to open and close its mouth using the lever beneath the chest. When the mouth is opened, two teeth and a red tongue are visible.