Title: amulet of Neith
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art

Description: Pale green faience amulet of the goddess Neith, one of the four protectors of the dead. She wears the red crown of Lower Egypt and suckles two crocodiles while walking, holding their tails with her arms by her sides. The crocodiles symbolise Sobek, the son of Neith.
The amulet has a back pillar and stands on a small rectangular base. There is no evidence of a means of suspension.
The amulet has been repaired.

Author(s): Artist: Neith, Creator Goddess Of Sais

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Title: statue of Paser
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art

Description: Black granite statue of Paser kneeling, on a rounded plinth. Paser wears a tripartite wig and false beard and a long wrap-around kilt from chest to ankles, that appears to have straps that are tied at the back of the neck. There is an inscription on both his right and left upper arms. There is one horizontal row of hieroglyphs facing to the right along the top of the kilt and three perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs in dedication to Ptah down the front. Both arms are bent to
Author(s): Artist: Paser, Vizier
Ptah, Creator-God

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Title: ivory panel of a game box
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for

Description: Ivory panel of a game box engraved with a scene showing a deceased man, Ahmose, seated on a high-backed lion-legged chair. He has a beard and wears a tripartite wig and a long overskirt worn over a short kilt. He holds a folded napkin in his left hand which is held to his chest as a symbol of authority; his right hand is held palm down above his thigh. In front of him is an offering table laden with food and under the table are two cones, one entwined with a lotus flower and
Author(s): Artist: Ahmose,

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Title: wooden jar containing honey
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo

Description: Wooden jar carved in the style of a glass or stone cosmetic jar. It has a small base, a globular shouldered body and a wide conical neck that splays out to form a rim. There are two vertical loop handles from the top of the shoulder.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 182

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: pressure-flaked flint knife blade
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cen

Description: Light brown pressure-flaked flint knife blade. One face of the knife blade is heavily worked and the underside is completely smooth except for being worked only along the edge to form a sharp, finely denticulated convex knife edge.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: mummy label inscribed on one side
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cen

Description: Wooden mummy label with two holes to attach the label to the mummy after the embalming process for identification during transportation and in the afterlife. An inscription is incised and written in black ink on one side. The reverse of the label is blank.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: silver oyster-shell amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for

Description: Silver wedja amulet in the shape of an oyster-shell, made in two halves from hammering sheet silver into a mould and then soldering the two together. Inscribed with the nomen of Senwosret in a cartouche at the centre of the amulet. At the top of the amulet there is a ribbed ring for suspension.
The amulet was worn to bring health and well-being to the wearer.

Author(s): Artist: Senwosret, King

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Title: faience cosmetic jar in the form of a hedgehog
VADS Collection: Artworld:

Description: Small faience jar to hold scented oil or perfume, in the style of the Greek aryballos. Formed in the shape of a hedgehog, with a rounded body, a criss-cross pattern covering the body to represent spines and a large ruff of spines framing the face. On the top of the hedgehog's back is a short cylindrical neck with circular hole and a square handle.
The jar would have been covered with a turquoise glaze, traces of which still remain.
Description Source: Birch, S.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: wooden ’stick’ shabti
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vi

Description: Wooden 'stick' shabti. Crudely carved in the form of a man with rough representations of head, arms and feet. Facial features are roughly carved with eyes and eyebrows painted on in black. There is an inscription in hieratic on the front and sides of the body in black ink.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: statuette of naked female on bed
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent

Description: Terracotta statuette of a naked woman lying on a bed, moulded in high relief. The woman lies on her back, with her right arm resting on her chest and her left arm under a small child lying at her side. The bed has four legs and was decorated with stripes of red paint on blue. There are also traces of red and blue paint on the bodies of both mother and child.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle,

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: funerary statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbu

Description: Elaborately painted wooden funerary statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, standing on a wooden base.
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris is depicted as a mummiform man and wears a blue and yellow striped nemes headdress and wesekh collar. The face is gilded with facial features painted in black and white. The ears are large and naturalistic. Gilded hands are clenched and crossed on the chest; bracelets are painted on both wrists in black. The body is brightly painted in red, blue, green, white a

Author(s): Artist: Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, God

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Title: funerary stela of Memu, Overseer of Boats
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sains

Description: Round-topped funerary stela.
The lunette has two udjat-eyes and two recumbent jackals. Below the lunette are four rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right, a hotep-di-nesw offering formula to Osiris and Wepwawet for Memu, the Overseer of Boats and his wife Ipepi. Below is a representation of Memu sitting on a bull-legged chair before an offering table and Ipepi kneeling on a mat before another offering table. To the right of the scene there is one column of hieroglyphs fac

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: sole of a sandal
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Ar

Description: Sandal made by binding parallel bundles of rushes together with strips to form a flat surface and then edged to finish the sole. A circular hole can be seen to have been pushed between the fibres in order to secure the thong between the toes.
The sandal is in poor condition and is very fragile.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: Coptic manuscript
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual A

Description: A page from a Coptic text of the Song of Moses, Exodus 15. The manuscript has a decorative chapter heading and initial letter. There are 18 horizontal lines of Coptic text, read from left to right. Above and to the right hand side of the Coptic text is a translation in 19 lines of Arabic.
The manuscript has a split where it has previously been folded in half and there is some slight discolouration.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: Amarna relief
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts<

Description: Fragment of a sandstone relief carved in the distinctive artistic style of the Amarna Period.
The relief depicts the upper bodies of two men carved in sunk relief. Both men seem to be bending as if at work. Their bodies are painted red and traces of black paint can be seen on the wigs. Above their heads are the feet of two men, also painted red. There are traces of white paint on the background of the relief.
The men are shown in an unconventional stance, typical of ar

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: turquoise faience amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for V

Description: Rectangular amulet of turquoise faience.
On front is a sphinx wearing an ureaus, facing to the right with the prenomen of Tuthmosis III in a vertical cartouche before him. Above the sphinx are two hieroglyphs meaning 'the life of'. On reverse is the prenomen of Tuthmosis III in a vertical cartouche with an ureaus on either side. The other four sides are undecorated. The amulet is pierced along its length.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Col

Author(s): Artist: Tuthmosis III/Menkheperre, King

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Title: calcite statuette
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual A

Description: Calcite statuette. The statuette has no distinct limbs or other bodily features but the narrowing of the shape implies the narrow waist and broad hips of a woman. The head of the statuette has small protruding ears and a pointed chin; the mouth is shown by a single incised line and the eyes are hollowed out and inlaid with a green stone, surrounded by black pigment.

Author(s): Creator not set

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