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Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus

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.

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)

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.

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.

Canopic jar with human head (Imsety), ca. 800–650 BC. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.181.4a, b)

Canopic jar with human head (Imsety), ca. 800–650 BC. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.181.4a, b)

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)

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca.400 BC–100 AD. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late–Roman Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca.400 BC–100 AD. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late–Roman Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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.

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.

Rare Egyptian Painting -- Cat Seated Under a Chair -- Tempera on paper -- Excavated from the Tomb of Ipuy -- Circa 1295–1213 BCE -- the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rare Egyptian Painting -- Cat Seated Under a Chair -- Tempera on paper -- Excavated from the Tomb of Ipuy -- Circa 1295–1213 BCE -- the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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