The Egyptian collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art is small but coherent. The majority of the artefacts are funerary in nature, while the rest is related to the divine. The collection was published in 2012 by yours truly in a systematic catalogue entitled Ancient Egyptian Art.(It’s available at the Museum store and online.) Here are some artsy shots of favourite artefacts in the collection under my care.
Pink granite block carved with the name and image of Ptolemy II.
Bust of a standing Sekhmet statue in front of a mural of a seated Sekhmet.
False door of Ni-ankh-Snefru, nicknamed Fefi.
The winged goddess Nut painted on the chest of Amunred’s coffin (my favourite detail).
WInged scarab painted on the head of Amunred’s coffin.
The gilded cartonnage mask and plaques of an unnamed individual. We call him Golden Boy.
Funerary model of a boat displayed in front of a mural of the Nile at Aswan.
Detail from a shabti box representing the goddess Isis.
Inner coffin of the Lady of the House Djedmut.