Title: stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
VADS Collection: Artworld

Description: Rectangular stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr sitting on bull-legged chairs at either side of a table. The table is laden with 12 loaves of bread and is surrounded by more offerings such as beer, fowl and oxen. There are two inscriptions in one horizontal line along the top of the stela; to the left are the titles and name of Nu in hieroglyphs facing to the right and to the right is the name of Imarr in hieroglyphs facing to the left. Nu wears a short curly wi
Author(s): Artist: Nu, Wab-Priest
Imarr

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Title: sculptor’s trial piece
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vi

Description: Limestone sculptor's or apprentice's trial piece, worked on both sides.
The front is carved in high relief with the right side of the head of a king wearing a nemes headdress with uraeus. Faint lines have been carved into the surface of the limestone to provide a grid within which the portrait could be carved more accurately. The reverse is more roughly carved with the outline of the right side of the head of a king, with left arm outstretched.
Circa 350 BCE.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: statuette of sphinx
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Sphinx statue of Tuthmosis IV, with front legs, beard and part of the face missing. Tuthmosis IV wears a nemes headdress pulled tight across the forehead and tied at the back, with a flap hanging at both sides; the nemes is surmounted by an uraeus, worn on the forehead. He wears a garment across the shoulders and front, left open at the chest. The cartouche of Tuthmosis IV is inscribed on the chest below the beard in hieroglyphs, facing to the right. The body of the sphinx i
Author(s): Artist: Tuthmosis IV/Menkheperure, King

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Title: statuette of Nefertem
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visu

Description: Statuette of Nefertem, seated on a throne. His arms are bent, with his right palm flat against his thigh and his left hand clenched slightly. He wears a short pleated shendyt kilt from his navel to his knees and a tripartite wig. He has a plaited beard and wears a headdress of lotus flowers, made of copper alloy.
There are two cartouches between two figures, on the front face of the base. The base is also decorated on the other three faces, with a repeated pattern of an a

Author(s): Artist: Nefertem, God Of The Primeval Lotu

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Title: statuette of Amenophis III
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for

Description: Incomplete statuette of the king Amenophis III, with most of the head and limbs missing. He is standing with his left foot to the front and his arms pendent. He has a beard and wears a wesekh collar around his neck and an armlet of three bands around his left upper arm. The king's name is inscribed on the middle of the belt with a panther's head is below, over a short pleated shendyt kilt and apron.
There is one column of hieroglyphs facing to the right on the right hand

Author(s): Artist: Amenhotep III/Amenophis III/Nebmaa

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Title: statuette of an unidentified man
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent

Description: Upper part of a statuette of a man walking with left foot to the front. His arms are pendent with the palms of his hands flat on the thighs. He wears a long kilt wrapped around his waist and tied at the front. He wears a tripartite wig.
Underneath this part of the statuette is a hole to join it to the lower part.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 64
Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: Taweret amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Amulet of the goddess Taweret standing on a rectangular base with her arms at her sides and left foot advanced. Taweret is depicted as a female hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile, the arms and legs of a lion and the breasts of a woman. The amulet is damaged on the right arm and head. There is evidence to suggest that there was originally a crown attached on top of the head. There are traces of a blue-green glaze on the nemes headdress.

Author(s): Artist: Taweret, Hippopotamus-Goddess, Pro

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Title: amulet depicting three gods
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo

Description: Amulet depicting the triad of Isis, Osiris and Horus, cast in copper alloy. Osiris stands between Isis and Horus and is depicted as a mummiform man wearing a wesekh collar, false beard and atef-crown with uraeus and holding the crook and flail across his chest. To his right stands his sister-wife, Isis, wearing the cow-horn crown with sun disc, tripartite wig and long dress. To his right stands his son, Horus, depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the double crown, tripart
Author(s): Artist: Isis, Goddess

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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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