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Title: red faience penannular earring
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre

Description: Red faience penannular earring with very simple decoration resembling the rope-braid of metal earrings of the New Kingdom.
Description Source: Andrews, C. 1990. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: British Museum Publications, p. 116, 117

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Title: red jasper penannular earring with loops
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsb

Description: Penannular earring carved from red jasper, with two small loops from which pendants may have been suspended.
Description Source: Andrews, C. 1990. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: British Museum Publications, p. 116, 117

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Title: fragment of stamped terracotta brick
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury

Description: Mud brick with a stamped hieroglyphic inscription on the front and top, bearing the name of the Scribe and Overseer of the House of Amun, Djehuti.

Author(s): Artist: Djehuti, Scribe And Overseer Of Th

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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,

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Title: cippus amulet of Horus-the-child
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent

Description: Cippus amulet of Horus-the-child with the sidelock of youth, standing naked on two crocodiles, holding snakes in both hands and with other harmful creatures by his sides. Above his head is the head of the dwarf-god Bes and he is flanked by two gods (one of which is probably Re-Harakhty). The amulet bears spells for protection against bites and stings from creatures such as the crocodiles, scorpions and snakes depicted; on the front of the amulet are two rows of hieroglyphs f
Author(s): Artist: Harpocrates, Horus-The-Child
Be

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Title: cippus amulet of Bes
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visua

Description: Pale green faience cippus amulet of Horus with the face of Bes. He is depicted as a naked male, standing full frontal, with one pair of arms outstretched with the wings of a falcon below. He holds papyrus stems in both hands. The other pair of arms are at the sides of his body. In the left hand he holds a was sceptre and in the right hand he holds the sa, the symbol meaning 'protection'. He stands on a snake that encircles a group of harmful animals including a crocodile, sc
Author(s): Artist: Bes, Dwarf-God
Horus, Falcon-Go

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Title: funerary stela of Ibi
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visu

Description: Round-topped funerary stela, made for Ibi by his brother Ibi, the elder of the portal.
There is a lunette with two udjat-eyes above two water ripples with a shen-symbol between. Inscribed in five rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right is a hotep-di-nesw offering formula for the retainer Ibi, son of Iret. Below the text is a representation of the deceased seated before an offering table, sniffing a lotus.
The stela is precisely incised and the back is smoothed.
D

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Title: funerary mask
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts<

Description: Cartonnage funerary mask, designed to cover the head and shoulders of a mummified body.
The deceased is depicted wearing a tripartite wig and broad collar, gilded and painted in red, blue and black. The face appears to be of smaller proportions to the rest of the mask and is covered in gold foil. The eyes and eyebrows are painted in black and white paint.
There is evidence of a repair and a small section is missing on the lower front of the mask. A larger section at th

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Title: funerary stela
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Round-topped funerary stela, crudely carved in raised relief.
In the lunette, which is not distinguished from upper register, there are two udjat-eyes on either side of a shen-symbol. On the left hand side of the upper register is a scene of a couple seated before an offering table. The woman is wearing a long wig and tight sheath dress with a strap over the left shoulder and the man is depicted wearing a broad collar and long kilt, sniffing a lotus. On the right hand sid

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Title: stela depicting Harpocrates and Sakhmet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbu

Description: Round-topped stela in very good quality raised relief with Harpocrates (see notes) in the centre striding right, holding a staff with a ?gazelle head in his left hand and an ankh-symbol in his right hand. He wears a costume of near eastern origin with two sashes crossing over at the front and a long tail of hair from the crown of the head to the ground behind him. There is a ureaus on the front. Behind Harpocrates on the left hand side is Sakhmet as a lion-headed woman crown
Author(s): Artist: Harpocrates, Horus-The-Child
Sa

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Title: funerary stela of Tasheritbastet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent

Description: Round-topped funerary stela, with lunette and two registers.
There is a winged sun-disk across the top of the lunette, with two pendant uraei and an inscription between and on the right hand side. There is a sky-symbol above a scene depicted on the upper register. The scene depicts a female, Tasheritbastet, standing on the right hand side, wearing a long wig and fringed dress, adoring Osiris standing on a pedestal. Osiris is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown, hol

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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Title: funerary stela of the physician Hormes
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbur

Description: Round-topped funerary stela, with two registers.
On the upper register, there is a scene depicting the physician Hormes and his wife ?Sebekh-ab standing before an offering table, adoring Osiris. Osiris is depicted as a mummiform man wearing the atef-crown and holding a heqa-crook and flail. There are seven columns of hieroglyphs above the heads of Hormes and ?Sebekh-ab. On the lower register, there is a scene depicting one man and three women with incense cones and lotuse

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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Title: funerary stela of Amenemhat
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo

Description: Round-topped funerary stela in two registers, carved in fairly crude raised relief with incised inscriptions.
In the upper register is a scene depicting a man, Amenemhat, and his wife Tutemhotep seated at the left hand side of the stela. Amenemhat wears a wesekh collar and long kilt and sniffs a lotus flower, held in his left hand. Tutemhotep wears a wesekh collar and long sheath dress. On the right hand side of the stela stands a man, offering to the couple. There are se

Author(s): Artist: Amenemhat
Mentuhotep

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Title: commemorative stela of a king smiting his enemies
VADS Collection: Artworl

Description: Upper section of a round-topped stela showing a king smiting with a scimitar, held high in his left hand. He wears the double crown and uraeus with a ?tail attached to the back of the crown. The inscription above the king gives his Horus name and the two cartouches to the left of the king contain the prenomen and the nomen.

The king depicted on the stela is possibly Merenptah.

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Title: funerary stela in adoration to Osiris
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury

Description: Round-topped stela with three registers.
In the upper register is a scene depicting the god Wepwawet as a jackal-headed man with a was-sceptre in his left hand. Osiris is seated on a block throne before an elaborate offering table; he is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a was-sceptre. Isis stands behind Osiris wearing a modius and uraeus on her head, holding an ankh-symbol in her left hand and her right hand raised to Osiris.
In the middle registe

Author(s): Artist: Wepwawet, Jackal-God Of Upper Egyp

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Title: offering table
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Rectangular offering table carved in raised relief with a water channel (possibly stained through use) around the perimeter, meeting in a spout at the front. Offerings are represented in the central panel, which has a main design of two hes-jars, two hollowed out cartouches/shen-hieroglyphs and two lotus flowers, both curving over and flanked by two and two lotus buds. Above this is a raised line on which stand smaller objects including a water pot, vases and circular cakes.
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Logo for Digital Is Dangerous (DID) project
Author(s): Williams, Keir

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State of play
 With a threatened financial crisis looming large, is there really anything a politician can do to stem the tide?

With the party conference season over, Dr Steven Fielding weighs up the current climate in British politics and what lies in store.

Dr Fielding is the Director of the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.

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Antarctic Village - Metisse Flag
By way of calling the Orta Antarctic expedition to an end, the artists staged the first in a series of symbolic football games, ‘Heads or Tails, Tails or Heads’. Meteorologists, paleontologists and geologists from the Marambio Antarctic Base joined the Orta team to play a symbolic ‘All Nation’ match. The Metisse Flag and the Antarctic football shirts, created by the artists make it difficult to identify the adversary. The front and back of the players' shirts are stitched together with d
Author(s): Orta, Lucy,Orta, Jorge

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