2014/01/28

Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun

Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun

It is made out of pure solid gold weighing about 110 kg. Its decoration is exactly similar to the middle coffin but the differences are: it’s inlaid with semi-precious stones in only a few parts and there is a further representation of Isis and Nephtys protecting the lower part of his body while Nekhbet and Wadjet protect the upper part. At the foot of both coffins there is a figure of (ISIS) kneeling on the nbw sign.

Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun

The coffin's shape is that of Osiris holding the sacred insignia, the heka scepter and the flail. The vulture and the uraeus, or cobra, protect his forehead. The divine beard is made of gold inlaid with blue glass.

Deities of Upper and Lower Egypt protect the body of the coffin with their wings. The coffin weighs 110.4 kilograms or 243.4 pounds.



Diadem of Sat Hathor

Ancient Egyptian Diadem,Diadem of Sat-Hathor


This attractive diadem, or royal headband, was discovered inside a space in a wall, where a rich collection of jewels was hidden.

The ornament was made to be worn over a wig. This diadem is a gold band decorated with 15 rosettes and a cobra with inlays of carnelian, lapis lazuli, and green glass paste.

Diadem of Sat-Hathor

The gold bands on the upper part of the diadem reproduced the two long plumes that were typical of royal and divine headdresses.

The moving strips on either side of the face and at the back of the neck resemble the ornamental ribbons that were often applied to floral garlands.

Golden Ring Decorated with a Rooster


This golden ring is decorated with a rooster with an open mouth. The rooster used to be considered a charm which drove away evil spirits, especially when it was depicted with its mouth open.

Golden Ring Decorated with a Rooster

The ring is unique in style and form. It consists of three thick spirals of solid gold, two of which are entwined together, while the third surrounds them. Each of the three spirals ends in a tiny ball.

The ring is set with chalcedony, a precious stone, which is framed with a wide golden band. Judging by the ring's beauty and weight, it was made for an important person of considerable wealth.

Islamic Ceramics Museum


When the Ministry of Culture decided to add to one to a series of specialized museums of Islamic ceramics, and the Palace Prince Ibrahim in Zamalek built in 1343 AH (1924 AD).
There is no doubt, was inspired by this choice of the architecture of the Islamic palace is impressive and dercoration, as well as its location in a quiet area and modern at the heart of the city.


 Museum of Islamic Ceramics


 


This magnificent palace, a masterpiece in itself, and provides an ideal environment for the work of the precious Muslim potters throughout Islamic history. Islamic Ceramic Museum, which opened in late 1998, is an integral part of the renovation and restoration of Gezira Arts Center of the National Center for the Arts, Ministry of Culture.



 Museum of Islamic Ceramics  Museum of Islamic Ceramics Museum of Islamic Ceramics



The first of its kind in the Middle East, it houses a rare collection of ceramics acquired from different Islamic countries that represent various techniques of decoration applied in the Islamic world from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east. The collection comprises 315 pieces, of which 116 are from Egypt representing popular styles from the different Islamic eras, Umayyad, Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk, 118 pieces in Turkish style ( Iznik and Kutahia ), 25 pieces in Syrian style (Al-Raqqa), 48 pieces in Iranian style, 2 pieces in Andalusian style, 2 pieces in Iraqi style and one piece in Moroccan style. The ceramics include vessels, jars, tiles, mugs, jugs, bowls, plates, pitchers, vases, lanterns, cups, the oldest dating back to second century Hijra and the most recent dating back to twelfth century Hijra.


 Museum of Islamic Ceramics Museum of Islamic Ceramics Museum of Islamic Ceramics Museum of Islamic Ceramics

The pieces, carefully selected from the acquisitions of the Gezira Museum (150 pieces) Islamic Art Museum (159 pieces) and 6 pieces from the very palace that houses the Museum of Islamic Ceramics, are displayed on two floors in a total area of 420 square meters.