Ancient Egypt has always held people in awe both because of the complex civilization
and the rich evidence they left behind.
The Museum has a wide and varied selection of artifacts from Ancient Egypt, ranging
from the pre-Dynastic period (4000 BC) through to the Coptic period (AD 7th century).
||Small figurines representing manual labourers
were placed in graves in ancient Egypt.
It was believed that in the next world the dead would
be called upon to perform hard labour,
and so these figurines were buried with
the dead so that when the call came,
they would undertake the tasks on behalf
of the dead person.
List of objects:
PREDYNASTIC COSMETIC PALETTE - 4000 BC
PRE-DYNASTIC EGYPTIAN BOWL - 3300 BC
EGYPTIAN ALABASTER COSMETIC VESSELS - 3100 BC
USHABTI FIGURINES - 8th century BC
PAPYRUS FRAGMENT - 6th century BC
SMALL TREFOIL FLASK - 4th century BC
CEREMONIAL VESSEL - 4th century BC
MINIATURE SARCOPHAGUS - 3rd century BC
BONE RELIEF - 4th century AD
LATE VERSION OF USHABTI - 7th century AD
EGYPTIAN STONE BEADS
FAIENCE AMULET: RAM