Painted wood funerary stele of an ancient Egyptian noblewoman named Taperet, showing her worshiping the god Horus. Artist unknown; ca. 1000-800 BCE (22nd Dynasty, Third Intermediate Period). Now in the Louvre. Photo credit: Rama/Wikimedia Commons.
Gold and silver alloy (Electrum) belt with fastening at rear and attached apron frame. The frame originally held netting decorated with
beads and cloisonne floral motifs from the mummy of King Shoshenq II, 3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, c. 890 BC, Tanis. Now at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Karomama, Divine consort of Amun: 22nd Dynasty,C.850 B.C. Amun’s wife. the most beautiful bronze ever discovered in Egypt. The princess, granddaughter of Osorkon I, is shown with the attributes of the pharaoh
Triad of Osorkon II: Osiris flanked by Isis and Horus, Third Intermediate Period, c.874-850 BC (gold & lapis lazuli), Egyptian 22nd Dynasty (945-715 BC) / Louvre, Paris, France / Peter Willi / Bridgeman Images
~Stela of Aafenmut.
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Reign of Osorkon I
ca. 924–889 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Khokha, Tomb of Aafenmut (MMA 832), Pit 2, MMA excavations, 1914–15 (White)Wood, paint
~Aegis with the Head of Sekhmet.
Peroid: ca. 945-715 BCE (Third Intermediate Period, 22nd-23rd dynasty)
The collars worn by both Egyptian men and women were composed of two main parts: in front, a broad collar (called “wesekh”) decorated with floral elements, and a v-shaped counterpoise (called “menat”) falling behind the neck to balance the weight of the collar. Such a combination was not only used as decoration but also as a ritual instrument by holding the “menat” in the hand and rattling the beads of the collar. The three-dimensional depiction of “wesekh” and “menat” combined with a divine head became an important symbol. The head of a feline goddess atop this model collar indicates that it is intended as a personification of her powers, conveying in its decoration the ability of the lioness both to protect and to nourish the king. Her dual nature is evoked by her stern and watchful face on the front side, and by her representation as a mother suckling a young prince on the reverse. This precious object may have been produced for someone of the royal family.