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Mask of Tutankhamun's mummy

Pharaoh of Egypt Reign ca. 1332–1323 BC, 18th Dynasty

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Image1

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Field Data

Collection Scholars Resource Collection

Title Gold Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun

Date ca. 1323 BCE

Century 14th c. BCE

Classification Sculpture

Work Type sculpture (visual work)

Dimensions ca. 53 cm (height)

Style/Period New Kingdom (Egyptian)

Materials Display Gold inlaid with semi-precious stones

Current Repository Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Subjects Tutankhamen; Tutankhamun

Description From the innermost coffin. 18th Dynasty. From Valley of the Kings, Thebes. Tutankhamun ruled ca. 1334 BCE ? 1323 BCE, lived ca. 1341 BCE ? 1323 BCE.

Image Catalog Number Jec-0100

Image View Overall view, front

Photographer Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft

Vendor Saskia, Ltd.

Image ID 134050

Resolution Size 5

Format JP2

Media Type Image

File Name jec0100.jp2

Width 2048

Height 2990


The palette of narmer left view early dynastic period c 2950 bce
The Palette of Narmer (Left View). Early Dynastic period, c. 2950 BCE.


The palette of narmer left view early dynastic period c 2950 bce1
The Palette of Narmer (Left View). Early Dynastic period, c. 2950 BCE.


The palette of narmer right view early dynastic period c 2950 bce
The Palette of Narmer (Right View). Early Dynastic period, c. 2950 BCE.


Serekh (area where the royal name is inscribed)

“Dip” or impression for grinding cosmetics


Link: Excellent formal and contextual analysis of the Palette of Narmer





  • Ideas to keep in mind for Ancient Egyptian Art

  • conventions for royal portraits in Ancient Egypt

  • link between gods and kings, often realized in temple architecture and temple art

  • Ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife, “ka,” which was manifested in the design of funerary architecture and funerary art


Ancient Egyptian Art

Dynastic Period: 2950 – 2575 BCE

Old Kingdom: 2575 – 2150 BCE

Middle Kingdom: 1975 – 1640 BCE

New Kingdom: 1539 – 1075 BCE

Third Intermediate Period/Late Egyptian Art: 1075 - 332 BCE


Ancient Egypt: Early Dynastic Art

c. 2950 – 2575 BCE




The step pyramid and sham buildings funerary complex of djoser saqqara height of pyramid 204
The Step Pyramid and Sham Buildings, Funerary Complex of Djoser, Saqqara. Height of pyramid 204’.




Great pyramids giza fourth dynasty c 2575 2450 bce height of pyramid of khufu 450
Great Pyramids, Giza. Fourth Dynasty, c. 2575–2450 BCE. Height of pyramid of Khufu, 450'.



Menkaure and a queen fourth dynasty 2490 2472 bce height 54 1 2
Menkaure and a Queen. Fourth Dynasty, 2490–2472 BCE. Height 54 1/2”.


Seated scribe fifth dynasty c 2450 2325 bce height 21
Seated Scribe. Fifth Dynasty, c. 2450–2325 BCE. Height 21”.


Butcher fifth dynasty c 2450 2325 bce height 14 5 8
Butcher. Fifth Dynasty, c. 2450–2325 BCE. Height 14 5/8”.



Met TOAH scene from a Book of the DeadLink to a Book of the Dead Scroll: Section from the "Book of the Dead" of Nany, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reigns of Psensennes I–II, ca. 1040–945 B.C.Egyptian; Western ThebesPainted and inscribed papyrus


Brooklyn Museum sends a mummy for a CT scan. They scene from a Book of the Dead’ve just discovered that the mummy Prince Pasebakhaienipet has his heart still in place and a piece of reed stuck in his throat.


Link scene from a Book of the Dead to the Brooklyn Museum Mummy video


Worker graves at Giza – video clip from History Channel scene from a Book of the Dead“Chasing Mummies”here shows a worker cemetery.


Karnak Temple scene from a Book of the Dead is a vast temple complex in Luxor dedicated primarily to Amun and dating from as early as 2000 BC.

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Field Data

Collection Digital Media Collection

Work Record ID img006099

Work Type - Category architecture

Rights Statement NSVR

Title Great Temple of Amun

Title Type Title.Larger Entity

Title Hypostyle Hall

Display Measurement 340 feet wide & 170 feet long

Material stone

Source Stokstad 2nd Ed.

Description Flower and bud Columns

Display Date circa BCE 1295-1186

Location Karnak

Location Egypt

ID Number Type chapter, plate

ID Number 3-28

Style/Period Term Dynasty XVIIII

Culture Egyptian

Subject ceremonial structure

Image ID 5000944

Resolution Size 6

Format JP2

Media Type Image

File Name Stok_3-28.jp2

Width 2316

Height 3162


Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut scene from a Book of the Dead

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 18

Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

Date: ca. 1473–1458 B.C.


The Rosetta Stone scene from a Book of the Dead

Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC


Examples of the Egyptian demotic script on the left and Egyptian hieroglyphics on the right flanking classical Greek script in the middle. On the Rosetta Stone itself, the ordering of the scripts is Egyptian hieroglyphics on the top, followed by the demotic script with Greek script on the bottom.


Definitions Egyptian hieroglyphics on the right flanking classical Greek script in the middle. On the Rosetta Stone itself, the ordering of the scripts is Egyptian hieroglyphics on the top, followed by the demotic script with Greek script on the bottom.“Convention”An artistic convention is a method or style of conveying or portraying something that is widely used and recognized as meaning a certain thing (or conforming to a certain style). “Contour”Contour drawing shows the outline of the subject, and not the volume or mass of an object.Link to Wiki entry on Ancient Egyptian Pantheon“Under King Djoser’s Burial Chamber” link here


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