Life in Ancient Egypt
#Egypt Mummy couch. A unique finding in grave KV63 (Valley of the kings) completely close to grave of #Tutankhamun. The excavator found in this grave several sarcophagi and jugs fullly with remains of funeral material. In one of the jugs were in disassembled state this lying construction of wood by the archeologists again could be reconstructed. She served the funeral staff probably for the preparation of the corpse to mummy treatment. Period new empire 18./19. Dynasty
"EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. 01/001/15263. JE 62031. Chair with Papyrus Decoration. This wooden chair had a seat made of lattice covered with a layer of papyrus, which is now missing, as visible on the chair back. The legs of the chair are made of ebony to look like an animal's legs to give power to the owner. The paws are inlaid with ivory with angled braces to support the seat. Height (cm) 43. Length (cm) 25" ^**^
༺❉༻BeeQueen 13φ♔༺❉༻ Glazed stone inlay of a bee hieroglyph: a common hieroglyph in titles of kings and officials. Although the royal title in question is often translated 'king of Lower Egypt', its precise meaning and origin remain obscure. The inlay may have formed part of an item of furniture or burial equipment. In the Ptolemaic Period glass inlays were manufactured for decoration and hieroglyphic inscriptions on coffins, and this glazed stone example may derive from a similar setting.
The ancient Egyptians revered and worshipped many animals, just as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Norse did, but none were worshipped as reverently as the cat. It was not until the Pre-dynastic Period that they were domesticated—interestingly, much later than dogs—yet their prominence in Egyptian culture remains highly identifiable even today.
1479 -1353 BCE. Egyptian Lotus Chalice in blue enamel. The art of covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date. Steatite (or soapstone, as some varieties are called) is easily worked, and bears great heat without cracking. Many carved small objects were covered with green, blue, and occasionally red, yellow, and white enamel, which when baked became brilliant and enduring. Objects 3,000 years old retain their original color. MFA