2013/06/25

Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep

Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep


Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep


This inlaid pectoral is in the shape of a shrine. Its base is decorated with wavy lines in reference to the primeval water. It is protected by two falcons.

In the center of a boat, King Ahmose the First is shown with the gods Re and Amun. The two gods are pouring water on the king in the purification process during the coronation ceremony.

The Marine Biology Museum in Hurghada

 The Marine Biology Museum in Hurghada

The Marine Biology Museum in Hurghada



There is a Marine Museum a few miles north of Hurghada which is open from 8 am until 8 pm. It is a marine biology station and also contains a small aquarium.


The Marine Biology Museum in Hurghada


Inlaid Gold Armlet of Queen Ahhotep with Two Sphinxes

This cuff is half a small ring adorned with a braided design and the other half inlaid with lapis lazuli, carnelian and feldspar in a band of alternating signs and Djed Tyet.

These signs are symbols that are associated with Osiris and Isis.

The center is occupied by a thick cartridge bearing the name of King Ahmose.

Two small sphinx symbolize the king side of the cartridge.

The small bar encrusted, projecting on the opposite side, was brought to the inside of the arm, probably to prevent the cuff from turning.




Inlaid Gold Armlet of Queen Ahhotep with Two Sphinxes



Atef crown

Crown worn by various gods, but particularly Osiris, and by kings in all periods. The crown consists of a high, conical head-covering with a feather on either side, on top of a pair of ram's horns and, in more ancient times, a pair of bull's horns as well. Representations from the New Kingdom often also show a sun disk and uraeus snakes wound around the horns.

 Atef crown



Atef crown


Atef crown