Glossary of ancient Egypt artifacts
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Ancient Egypt artifacts.
Glossary of ancient Egypt artifacts and materials
- Amulet—Predynastic, and onward.
- Canopic jar—Vessel containing internal body organs removed during mummifiication
- Canopic chest—The common chest contained the four Canopic jars.
- Crook—Symbol of pharaonic power. Symbol of the god Osiris
- Faience—Glasswork articles, amulets, etc.
- Flail—Symbol of pharaonic power. Symbol of the god Osiris
- Flint knife— prestige funerary good, from the Naqada period until the end of the Early Dynastic Period
- Funerary cone; (Mesopotamia had clay nails)
- Headrest—Found in tombs, etc. Typically personal, or a memorial headrest.
- Menat—menat and counterpoise; required a counterweight on back. (Often shown-(menat and counterpoise) just being held in the hand of the woman, Goddess, etc.)
- Microlith—Ancient Egyptian stone flakes.
- Mummy—body after mummification.
- Naos—religious shrine; portable shrine for carrying a god.
- Ostracon—Pottery sherd, limestone Sherd, used as writing material.
- Cosmetic palette—Slab of stone, sometimes decorated, used for preparing cosmetics. See: Narmer Palette; and: Category:Archaeological palettes.
- Papyrus—Material made from papyrus reeds, used as writing and painting material.
- Pectoral (Ancient Egypt)—many forms. (Up to 13 additional Gardiner-unlisted determinative hieroglyphs for the "pectoral"; See Gardiner's sign list.)
- Saqqara Bird—Wooden bird model.
- Scarab: amulet or seal in the form of an abstract dung beetle
- Shabti—Figurines placed in the tomb as substitutes for the tomb owner in the next world
- Sistrum—Musical instrument, a metal rattle.
- Statuary—Pharaonic and non-pharaonic. (Range of sizes.)
- Amulets—numerous, (and predynastic).
- Boundary Stele—Placed at boundaries.
- Memorial Stele—Pharaonic or non-pharaonic.
- Monumental Stele—Offered to gods, special individuals, etc.
- Votive Stele—private, dedication.
- Victory Stele—Pharaonic.
- Talatat—limestone wall blocks, at times painted.
- Ushabti— shabtis from the 21st Dynasty and later.
- Reeves, Nicholas. Ancient Egypt, The Great Discoveries, a Year-by-Year Chronicle,
- Nicholas Reeves, (Thames and Hudson Ltd. London), c.2000. Glossary: p. 242