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Title: marl clay jar
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts<

Description: Tall bag-shaped jar made from marl clay, with short neck and pointed base. The exterior is smooth with a simple ribbed decoration around the neck.

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Title: fish-shaped palette
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Cosmetic palette in the shape of a fish, used for grinding eyepaint. One side of the palette is decorated with incised lines representing the features of a fish. The other side of the palette is undecorated but a number of horizontal scratch marks can be seen across a slightly concave area.

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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: red jasper penannular earring with rope-braid decoration
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Description: Penannular earring carved from red jasper, with decoration imitating 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: 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: carnelian amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Ar

Description: Rectangular amulet carved from carnelian with the prenomen of Amenophis III incised in sunk relief on the front. On the reverse is a diagrammatic representation of the red crown of Lower Egypt with a circular hieroglyph, which could be an inscription reading 'temple of Re'. Both inscriptions are surrounded by a border.
The amulet is pierced along its length.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castl

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

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Title: stela-shaped plaque
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Small stela-shaped pendant carved from red jasper.
In the lunette of the stela are two udjat-eyes with a square symbol between. On the upper register, Tuthmosis III sits on a throne, wearing a nemes headdress and long garment and holding a sceptre in his left hand and an ankh-symbol in his right. The cartouche of Tuthmosis III is incised before him. On the lower register is one row of hieroglyphs, facing to the right.
At the top of the plaque is a small hole, carved f

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

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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.

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Title: painted wooden shabti
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visu

Description: Painted wooden shabti of a woman. The shabti is mummiform in shape with arms crossed right over left over the chest and holding a broad hoe in the right hand and a narrow hoe in the left. She wears a long wig tied at the nape of the neck with a seshed headband, a long white garment and a bracelet on the right wrist. A rectangular bag/basket is suspended on the middle of her back by two cords over the shoulders. There is one column of hieroglyphs painted in black down the fro
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.

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Title: shabti of Ramesses
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Dark steatite shabti, inscribed for the scribe Ramesses. The shabti is mummiform in shape with arms crossed over the chest and holding a hoe in each hand. He wears a striated tripartite wig, wesekh collar and bracelets on both wrists and there is a trapezoid bag/basket suspended by cords on the middle of his back. There is an incised inscription in one column of hieroglyphs down the back of the shabti and six rows of hieroglyphs bearing the shabti formula, Chapter 6 from the
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,

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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: statuette of Duamutef, Son of Horus
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury C

Description: Painted wooden funerary statuette of the jackal-headed Duamutef, one of four Sons of Horus.
Duamutef is depicted mummiform and wears a blue and yellow striped nemes headdress and wesekh collar. The jackal-head is painted black with facial features in yellow. The front of the body is brightly painted in blue, green, white and yellow on a red background. The falcon-head of Re-Horakhty crowned with a solar disc and uraeus is depicted on both shoulders. Below is a multicolour

Author(s): Artist: Duamutef, God Responsible For Prot

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Title: statuette of Imset, Son of Horus
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cent

Description: Painted and gilded wooden funerary statuette of the human-headed Imset, one of four Sons of Horus.
Imset is depicted mummiform and wears a tripartite wig and wesekh collar. The face is gilded with facial features painted in black and white. The ears are large and naturalistic. The front of the body is brightly painted in blue, green, white and yellow on a red background. The falcon-head of Re-Horakhty crowned with a solar disc and uraeus is depicted on both shoulders. Bel

Author(s): Artist: Amset, God Responsible For Protect

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Title: two fingers amulet
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Obsidian two fingers amulet, representing the index and middle fingers Simple lines have been incised into the surface to resemble nails and knuckles.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 223

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