We are expanding! Check out our programming while the museum is closed.

Northern Africa

Holdings include a substantial collection of Dynastic Egyptian portraits, figurines, fresco fragments, funerary jars, amulets, and ushabti; 19th-century decoratively incised blackware; and contemporary works by artists including Lalla Essaydi, Eric van Hove, Halida Boughriet, and Nidhal Chamekh. See also Dynastic Egypt.

Shabti of Amenemipet
Egyptian
Shabti of Amenemipet
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945-about 710 BCE)
12.2.462
Shabti, without readable text
Egyptian
Shabti, without readable text
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (1186-1070 BCE)
12.2.466
Shabti, without readable text
Egyptian
Shabti, without readable text
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (1186-1070 BCE)
12.2.466
Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
Egyptian
Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
12.2.468
Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
Egyptian
Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
12.2.468
Shabti, without text
Egyptian
Shabti, without text
Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
12.2.470
Shabti, without text
Egyptian
Shabti, without text
Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
12.2.470
Fragment of a Coffin, depicting Amenhotep I
Egyptian
Fragment of a Coffin, depicting Amenhotep I
Dynasty 21-22 (1077-716 BCE)
12.2.472
Mold for Metalwork, for a Bes Amulet
Egyptian
Mold for Metalwork, for a Bes Amulet
First Millenium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
12.2.478
Crocodile Amulet
Egyptian
Crocodile Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
12.2.484
Bes Amulet
Egyptian
Bes Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
12.2.486
Bes Amulet
Egyptian
Bes Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
12.2.487
Fragment of Temple Relief (possibly)
Egyptian
Fragment of Temple Relief (possibly)
New Kingdom, reign of Tuthmosis III (possibly) (1479-1425 BCE)
12.2.489
Headrest
Egyptian
Headrest
Third Millennium BCE
12.2.494
Headrest
Egyptian
Headrest
Third Millennium BCE
12.2.494
Osiride Figure
Egyptian
Osiride Figure
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
12.2.495
Osiride Figure
Egyptian
Osiride Figure
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
12.2.495
Mummy Scarab
Egyptian
Mummy Scarab
Perhaps First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
12.2.501
Private Official
Egyptian
Private Official
Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
12.2.515
Canopic Jar Lid
Egyptian
Canopic Jar Lid
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE)
12.2.520
Canopic Jar Lid
Egyptian
Canopic Jar Lid
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE)
12.2.520
Stone Jar
Egyptian
Stone Jar
3rd Millennium BCE (3100-2100 BCE)
12.2.521
Block from a Temple
Egyptian
Block from a Temple
Ptolemaic Period (306-47 BCE)
12.2.525
Pottery Jar
Unknown Egyptian, Egyptian
Pottery Jar
collected about 1867-1868
12.2.540
Pottery Jar
Unknown Egyptian, Egyptian
Pottery Jar
collected about 1867-1868
12.2.540
Stone Jar
Egyptian
Stone Jar
Predynastic Period, Late Naqada II (about 3400-3300 BCE)
12.2.552
Stela of Amun-Hor, son of Pedy-Iset
Egyptian
Stela of Amun-Hor, son of Pedy-Iset
Late Period, Dynasty 25 (780-660 BCE)
13.157.4111
Heart Scarab
Egyptian
Heart Scarab
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
13.157.4112
Red granite; or part of Pompey's pillar (possibly)
Roman
Red granite; or part of Pompey's pillar (possibly)
4th century
13.158.4255
Fragment of Tomb Relief [Tomb of Sety I (KV 17), Sarcophagus chamber J, pillar D]
Egyptian
Fragment of Tomb Relief [Tomb of Sety I (KV 17), Sarcophagus chamber J, pillar D]
Dynasty 19, reign of Sety I (1294-1279 BCE)
13.163.4113
Fragment of Tomb Relief [Tomb of Sety I (KV 17), Sarcophagus chamber J, pillar D]
Egyptian
Fragment of Tomb Relief [Tomb of Sety I (KV 17), Sarcophagus chamber J, pillar D]
Dynasty 19, reign of Sety I (1294-1279 BCE)
13.163.4114
Face from a Coffin
Egyptian
Face from a Coffin
Ramesside Period (possibly) (1292-1069 BCE)
13.163.4115
Face from a Coffin
Egyptian
Face from a Coffin
Ramesside Period (possibly) (1292-1069 BCE)
13.163.4115
Foot from a Coffin
Thebes
Foot from a Coffin
Ramesside (1295-1070 BCE)
157.25.13957
Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
Egyptian
Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
162.4.29024
Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
Egyptian
Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
162.4.29024
Bes Amulet
Egyptian
Bes Amulet
Late Period (743-332 BCE)
178.23.25791
Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
Egyptian
Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
181.2.25997
Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
Egyptian
Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
181.2.25997
Shabti, with text
Egyptian
Shabti, with text
Probably Dynasty 22 (945-730 BCE)
181.2.25998
Bes Amulet
Egyptian
Bes Amulet
First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
181.2.26005
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.1
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.3
Wedjat-eye Amulet
Egyptian
Wedjat-eye Amulet
Third Intermediate Period (1070-743 BCE)
2011.1
V12 Laraki
Eric van Hove, Belgian (born in Algeria, works in Brussels and Marakech), born 1975
V12 Laraki
2013
2014.32
Dagger and Sheath
Unknown Arab Maker
Dagger and Sheath
possibly late 19th century, collected about 1900
32.2.5117
Shroud of Mahu with Book of the Dead
Egyptian
Shroud of Mahu with Book of the Dead
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE), about 1430 BCE
39.64.6623
Paddle Doll
Egyptian
Paddle Doll
Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
39.64.6625
Shabti for the wab-priest of Amun, Sebekmose
Egyptian
Shabti for the wab-priest of Amun, Sebekmose
Ramesside Period, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
39.64.6628
Face From a Rishi Mask
Egyptian
Face From a Rishi Mask
Dynasty 17 (1650-1500 BCE)
39.64.6629
Burnished pottery bowl
Egyptian
Burnished pottery bowl
Predynastic Period, Late Naqada II to Early Naqada III
39.64.6637
Pottery Ring Stand
Egyptian
Pottery Ring Stand
Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
39.64.6643
Miniature Pottery Jar
Egyptian
Miniature Pottery Jar
Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
39.64.6662
Pottery Hes-jar
Egyptian
Pottery Hes-jar
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 (about 2000 BCE)
39.64.6681
Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
Egyptian
Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
Late Naqada II (3500-3300 BCE)
39.64.6688
Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
Egyptian
Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
Late Naqada II (3500-3300 BCE)
39.64.6688
Pottery Ladle
Egyptian
Pottery Ladle
39.64.6699
Pottery storage jar for commodities
Egyptian
Pottery storage jar for commodities
Second Intermediate Period (1650-1550 BCE)
39.64.6713
Offering Tray
Egyptian
Offering Tray
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 (about 2000 BCE)
39.64.6719
Stela Fragment, Depicting Three People Seated on Chairs at a Funerary Banquet
Egyptian
Stela Fragment, Depicting Three People Seated on Chairs at a Funerary Banquet
New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
39.64.6720
Face from Sarcophagus Lid
Egyptian
Face from Sarcophagus Lid
Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE)
39.64.6721
Feet of a Chantress Funerary Figure
Egyptian
Feet of a Chantress Funerary Figure
Dynasty 18, Amarna Period (1390-1349 BCE)
39.64.6722
King Mentuhotep III as Osiris (Osiride Temple Statue)
Egyptian
King Mentuhotep III as Osiris (Osiride Temple Statue)
Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
39.64.6723
Shabti of Psamtek son of Amenirdas
Egyptian
Shabti of Psamtek son of Amenirdas
Saite Period, Dynasty 26 (664–525 BCE)
39.64.6734
Shabti of a Songstress of Amun
Egyptian
Shabti of a Songstress of Amun
probably Dynasty 22 (945-710 BCE)
41.46.7656
Fish Mummy in Wrappings
Egyptian
Fish Mummy in Wrappings
500 BCE-399 CE
45.5.10915
Fish Mummy in Wrappings
Egyptian
Fish Mummy in Wrappings
500 BCE-399 CE
45.5.10915
Mummy Scarab
Egyptian
Mummy Scarab
Ptolemaic Period (350-1 BCE)
990.15.27081
Falcon Coffin
Egyptian
Falcon Coffin
Dynasty 26, about 600 BCE
S.969.64.31
Head of the Goddess Sekhmet
Egyptian
Head of the Goddess Sekhmet
New Kingdom, most likely Dynasty 18, Reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BCE)
S.975.6
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure
Egyptian
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure
Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BCE
S.977.211
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure
Egyptian
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure
Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BCE
S.977.211
Stele
Egyptian
Stele
2nd-3rd century (100-299 CE)
S.978.41
Head of a God
Egyptian
Head of a God
Late Period, Dynasty 30, 4th century BCE
S.999.52
Fragment of Textile (Section of a Floral Border) possibly part of a Tunic
Coptic
Fragment of Textile (Section of a Floral Border) possibly part of a Tunic
6th century
T.970.62
Close
Hood Museum