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Funerary Art from Africa and Egypt

Funerary Art, Africa (including Egypt)

Works of Art (63)

Bag of natron from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, natron (1988.437.2)
Bakers and Brewers from Meketre's model bakery, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.12)
Blue kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen dyed with indigotin (09.184.217)

Kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.218)

Kerchief from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.219)
Box from the tomb of Sennedjem, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Gessoed and painted wood (86.1.8)
Canopic Jar Lid, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, late reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1340–1336 B.C., Egyptian; From KV55, Valley of the Kings, western Thebes, Egyptian alabaster with glass and stone inlays (30.8.54)
Cat, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 400–30 B.C., Egyptian, Bronze (56.16.1)
Chair, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Boxwood, cypress, ebony, linen cord (36.3.152)
Coffin set of Henettawy, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of Psusennes I, ca. 1040–992 B.C., Egyptian; From Deir el-Bahri, western Thebes, Gessoed and painted wood (25.3.182–184)
Cylindrical bag of sawdust from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, decomposed wood material (sawdust) (1988.437.1)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1978.412.365)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.216)
Facsimile of a scene depicting an estate (Tomb of Nebamun, ca. 1375 B.C.), ca. 1928, Tempera on paper (30.4.57)
Facsimile of a scene depicting the afterlife (Tomb of Sennedjem) (detail), ca. 1922, Charles K. Wilkinson (American, born Britain), Tempera on paper (30.4.2)
Facsimile of Queen Nefertari, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian, Color facsimile by Nina deGaris Davies (30.4.145)
Facsimile of tomb painting of Ramesses III, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III, ca. 1184–1153 B.C., Egyptian (33.8.7)
Figure (Grave Marker), 20th century, Kenya; Giryama people, Wood (1993.522)
Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, persea leaves, cornflowers, blue lotus petals, Picris flowers, nightshade berries, faience, linen (09.184.214)

Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, cornflowers, linen (09.184.215)

Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, persea leaves, nightshade berries, celery (?), faience, linen dyed red (09.184.216)
Fragmentary seal impression from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Nile mud (09.184.260)

Fragmentary impression of the necropolis seal from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Black mud (09.184.261)

Seal impression attached to a fiber tie from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Mud, fiber (09.184.262)
Funerary slab with a man controlling a rearing horse, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.3)
Funerary slab with a soldier and two girls, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.4)
Funerary slab with a soldier taking a kantharos from his attendant, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.6)
Funerary slab with a soldier, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.5)
Funerary Stela with Architectural Frame, 500–700, Byzantine; Probably from Armant, Egypt, Limestone with red, green, and black paint (36.2.6)
Funerary stele with a seated man and two standing figures, Early Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.2)
Funerary stele with a woman in childbirth, Early Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.1)
Funerary Vessel, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Terracotta (1980.68)
Gable-topped chest and linens, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Whitewashed wood; linen (36.3.56,.54,.111,.140)
Helmet Mask (Kponyugo), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood (1979.206.71)
Inscribed linen sheet from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.693)
Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted red pottery (86.1.10)
Khonsu's anthropoid coffins, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Gessoed and painted wood (86.1.1,.2)
Khonsu's funerary mask, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted wood and cartonnage (86.1.4)
Linen from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen, ink (09.184.220)
Male and Female Poro Altar Figures (Ndebele), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, pigment (1979.206.193, 4)
Male Poro Figure (Pombia), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Tyebara, Wood (1978.412.315)
Male Reliquary Figure, 19th century, Gabon or Democratic Republic of Congo; Ambete, Wood, pigment, metal, cowrie shells (2002.456.17)
Memorial Head, 17th century, Ghana; Akan, Twifo region, Hemang city, Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments (1978.412.563)
Memorial Head, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Akan, Anyi subgroup, Terracotta (1978.412.394)
Mummy bandage from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Linen (09.184.797)
Mummy Mask, Roman period, ca. 60–70, Egyptian; Probably from Meir, Painted plaster, cartonnage (linen and gesso), and plant fibers (19.2.6)
Mummy of the Chief Treasurer Ukhhotep (detail), Dynasty 12 (ca. 1991–1786 B.C.), Egyptian; From Meir, Wood, gold leaf, Egyptian alabaster, obsidian, and various organic materials (12.182.132)
Mummy with an inserted panel portrait of a youth, 80–100 A.D.; Roman Period, Egypt, Fayum, Hawara (Hawwara, Hawwaret el-Maqta; Adlan), Petrie, Encaustic on limewood, linen, human remains (11.139)
Portrait of a Boy, Roman period, 2nd century, Egyptian, Encaustic on wood (18.9.2)
Ram head for attachment, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–25, ca. 1070–664 B.C., Egypt, Leaded bronze, precious metal leaf, copper alloy inlay in eye rims (45.2.9)
Razor and mirror, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Hatnofer and Ramose, western Thebes, Bronze and wood (36.3.69,.13)
Reliefs from the Tomb of Nes-peka-shuty, Late Period, early Dynasty 26, late reign of Psamtik I, ca. 656–610 B.C., Egyptian; Deir el-Bahri, western Thebes, Limestone (23.3.468)
Reliquary Head (Nlo Bieri), 19th–20th century, Gabon; Fang, Betsi group, Wood, metal, palm oil (1979.206.229)
Rings and necklace, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Wah, western Thebes,Carnelian and linen thread; blue-glazed steatite and linen thread; carnelian, turquoise, moss agate, amethyst, milky quartz, green-glazed steatite, and twisted linen cord (40.3.1,.11,.16)
Ritual Figure, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reigns of Amenemhat II–Senwosret II, ca. 1919–1878 B.C., Egyptian; From Lisht, Painted wood (14.3.17)
Sarcophagus of Horkhebit, Late Period, Dynasty 26, ca. 590 B.C., Egyptian; From Saqqara, Basalt (07.229.1ab)
Scribes from Meketre's model granary, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.11)
Seated Male, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Baule, Wood, beads (1978.412.425)
Shawabti box and shawabtis, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted wood; limestone and ink (86.1.14,.18,.21, 67.80, 86.1.28)
Standing Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (?) Wood, patina stain (1978.412.577)
Standing Figure (Aloalo) with Superstructure, 20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (Mahafaly) peoples, Wood (1998.317.1)
Statuette of the god Anubis as embalmer, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with gesso and paint (38.5)
Statuette of Wah, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Wah, western Thebes, Plastered and painted wood (20.3.210)
Vignette on Khonsu's inner coffin lid, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Gessoed and painted wood (86.1.2a)
Votive offering, New Kingdom, second half of Dynasty 18, ca. 1400–1295 B.C., Egyptian, Wood with remains of black pigment (2006.16)
Votive stela of Userhat, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, ca. 1353–1323 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, EES excavations, 1905, Limestone, paint (05.4.2)
Water bottle from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Pottery, hematite wash, burnished, pigment (09.184.83)
Wrapper (Seru Njaago), 1970s, Senegal, Saint-Louis; Manjaka peoples, Cotton, synthetic yarns (2009.256)
Wrapper (Seru Njaago), 1970s, Senegal, Saint-Louis; Manjaka peoples, Cotton, synthetic yarns (2009.257)