Gallery 117 - Early Dynasty 18
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Displayed in an open-storage system, this study gallery shows objects from the early eighteenth dynasty (ca. 1550–1400 B.C.) cover a variety of types: architectural fragments, small statues and stelae (tombstones), cosmetic containers, baskets, implements, and amulets. A collection of terracotta so-called funerary cones, stamped with names and titles of tomb owners, is arranged in rows to evoke the objects' original placement above tomb entrances. Noteworthy also are the burials of Nubian mercenaries containing horns of animals, a custom that originated in their homeland south of Egypt.
Note: This gallery is temporarily closed to the public due to a construction project beneath the Egyptian galleries. Visitors to the Museum may inquire at the Information Desk in the Great Hall for more information.