Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco–Roman–period papyrus—the Book of the Faiyum—that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited.
Wooden funerary stela of Deniuenkhons: Deniuenkhons wears a long, full wig embellished with a floral fillet, a perfume cone, and lotuses. Her voluminous pleated robe is sheer enough to reveal the flesh creases on her belly and her rather plump hips and thighs. Deniuenkhonsu worships a falcon-headed god named Ra-Horakhty-Atum, a composite or synthesis of all the main solar gods. The all-inclusiveness of this figure is borne out by his regalia: in addition to the cobra-encircled sun disk on…
The mayor of Thebes, Sennefer, "Overseer of the Granaries and Fields, Gardens and Cattle of Amun" during the reign of Amenhotep II, wearing a Mesketu gold convex bangle bracelet on his right arm, although usually bracelets were worn in pairs. The Mesketu was a reward from the king to his officials who surpassed themselves in accomplishments beneficial to the king's rule. 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ancient Egypt, tomb of Sennefer.
Relief fragment with a cobra on the royal head- Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 11 Reign: reign of Mentuhotep II, later Date: ca. 2020–2000 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II Medium: Painted indurated limestone