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Historical Archive: Egypt, Israel, and Jordan
through the fifth century CE


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Jericho plastered skull with cowrie shell eyes, Neolithic, Ashmolean. This work has its own page.
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Egyptian door socket: prisoner, sandstone, Hierakonpolis c.2900 BCE, Penn E3959
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Osiris and inscription from Abydos or Thebes, limestone, New Kingdom later 18th dynasty (c.1550-1295 BCE), KM 1971.02.0191
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cosmetic spoon, ivory/ebony/paint, New Kingdom c.1388-1351 BCE, Pushkin. For other views see Pushkin.
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faience owl amulet from Beth Shean, c.1300-1200 BCE, Penn 29-104-184/85/86. For another owl amulet see Penn.
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Osiris as vegetable god in coffin, wood and grain, Egypt 19th-20th dynasty, 1295-1069 BCE, Florence MA. This work has its own page.
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terracotta sarcophagus from Beth Shean, c.1200-1150 BCE, Penn 29-103-789/791, which has its own page
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steatite jewelry mold from Beth Shean, c.1200-1150 BCE, Penn 29-107-966
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Selket, protector of the dead, bronze, 1st millennium BCE Egypt, Pushkin
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miniature Ptah, stone, 26th dynasty Saite period 685-525 BCE, KM 1971.02.0149. For frontal view see Kelsey.
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collar constructed of Egyptian faience beads, c.650-300 BCE, KM 2001.01.0002. For detail see Kelsey.
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Gonzaga cameo, agate: 2 rulers, 3rd c. BCE or 1st c. BCE/CE, Hermitage ГP-19076, which has its own page
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Vienna Gonzaga cameo: Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Arsinoë II, agate, 278-69 BCE, setting with enamel 1575-1600, KHM IXa 81
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Leda and the Swan, agate cameo, 1st c. BCE Alexandria, in later gold mount ГP-12692
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pregnant woman on a birthing stool, Egypt 1st c. BCE/CE, BM 1992/8-11/1. For oblique view see BM.
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seal matrix or stamp with crocodile god, bone, from Soknopaiou (Dime, Egypt), prob. Roman period, KM 0000.02.1767
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seal matrix or stamp with crocodile god, oblique view
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reclining woman (Aphrodite?) from Karanis (Egypt), faience, 1st-3rd c., KM 0000.02.5986
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glass flask and footed cups found together, 1st-4th c. Karanis (Egypt), KM 0000.00.5936, 0000.00.5965, 0000.00.5966
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glass flask found containing wine residue, 1st-4th c. Karanis (Egypt), KM 0000.00.5936
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reed stopper in glass flask, 1st-4th c. Karanis (Egypt), KM 0000.00.5936
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glass footed cups, 1st-4th c. Karanis (Egypt), KM 0000.00.5965, 0000.00.5966
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Serapis from Karanis (Egypt), serpentine, 2nd c., KM 0000.00.8526
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jar, mold-blown glass, 2nd-3rd c. Ebypt, KM 0000.00.5346
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funerary stela of Herakela (age 60) and Ares (age 52), limestone and paint, 2nd-early 4th c. Terenouthis (Egypt), KM 0000.02.1179
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funerary stela of Herakela (age 60) and Ares (age 52), limestone and paint, 2nd-early 4th c. Terenouthis (Egypt), KM 0000.02.1179
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funerary stela of Herakela (age 60) and Ares (age 52), limestone and paint, 2nd-early 4th c. Terenouthis (Egypt), KM 0000.02.1179
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wooden comb, 2nd to 4th c. Karanis (Egypt), KM 0000.00.9976
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River Nile from Karanis (Egypt), travertine (limestone), late 2nd c., KM 0000.02.5869 and 0000.02.5747
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River Nile from Karanis (Egypt), travertine (limestone), late 2nd c., KM 0000.02.5869 and 0000.02.5747
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Aphrodite from Karanis (Egypt), alabaster, late 2nd-early 3rd c., KM 0000.00.8525
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Aphrodite from Karanis (Egypt), alabaster, late 2nd-early 3rd c., KM 0000.00.8525
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lamp with gladiators, ceramic, 3rd c. Egypt, KM 1971.02.0233
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conical lamp from Karanis, free-blown glass, 3rd-5th c., KM 0000.00.5545
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curse figure pierced by 13 nails, from a 4th c. assemblage, Egypt, Louvre E27145. For other views see Louvre.
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Mummy portrait, 4th c. Egypt, tempera, Florence MA. This work has its own page.
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Artemis, Apollo, hero, satyrs, and Maenads on a woman’s tunic, linen and wool, 4th-5th c. Akhmim, Pushkin 5832
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jug from Fayoum, free-blown glass, 4th-5th c., KM 0000.00.5158
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wide mouthed jar, free-blown glass, 4th-5th c. Egypt, KM 1968.02.0214
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wide mouthed jar, free-blown glass, 4th-5th c. Egypt, KM 1968.02.0214
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grave marker for Heron, age 2, limestone, early 4th c. Terenouthis (Egypt), KM 0000.02.1002
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grave marker for Heron, inscription
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grave marker for Heron, oblique
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miniature free-blown glass jar with applied decoration, 5th c. Egypt, KM 1968.02.0068
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gold earring, Graeco-Roman Egypt, KM 1985.09.0001b or c. Not available at higher resolution.
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undated gaming die with dots and Greek letters, faience, Egypt, Louvre E 13938