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.

    Piction collections thumbnails

    Egyptian
    Shabti of Amenemipet
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945-about 710 BCE)
    12.2.462
    Egyptian
    Shabti of Amenemipet
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (945-about 710 BCE)
    12.2.462
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without readable text
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (1186-1070 BCE)
    12.2.466
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without readable text
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 20 (1186-1070 BCE)
    12.2.466
    Egyptian
    Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
    12.2.468
    Egyptian
    Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
    12.2.468
    Egyptian
    Funerary Figure, probably a Shabti
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
    12.2.468
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Shabti, without text
    Late New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE)
    12.2.470
    Egyptian
    Fragment of a Coffin, depicting Amenhotep I
    Dynasty 21-22 (1077-716 BCE)
    12.2.472
    Egyptian
    Fragment of a Coffin, depicting Amenhotep I
    Dynasty 21-22 (1077-716 BCE)
    12.2.472
    Egyptian
    Mold for Metalwork, for a Bes Amulet
    First Millenium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.478
    Egyptian
    Mold for Metalwork, for a Bes Amulet
    First Millenium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.478
    Egyptian
    Crocodile Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.484
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.486
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.486
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.487
    Egyptian
    Fragment of Temple Relief (possibly)
    New Kingdom, reign of Tuthmosis III (possibly) (1479-1425 BCE)
    12.2.489
    Egyptian
    Headrest
    Third Millennium BCE
    12.2.494
    Egyptian
    Headrest
    Third Millennium BCE
    12.2.494
    Egyptian
    Headrest
    Third Millennium BCE
    12.2.494
    Egyptian
    Headrest
    Third Millennium BCE
    12.2.494
    Egyptian
    Headrest
    Third Millennium BCE
    12.2.494
    Egyptian
    Osiride Figure
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
    12.2.495
    Egyptian
    Osiride Figure
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
    12.2.495
    Egyptian
    Osiride Figure
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
    12.2.495
    Egyptian
    Osiride Figure
    Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22 (1070-743 BCE)
    12.2.495
    Egyptian
    Mummy Scarab
    Perhaps First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.501
    Egyptian
    Mummy Scarab
    Perhaps First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.501
    Egyptian
    Mummy Scarab
    Perhaps First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    12.2.501
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Private Official
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    12.2.515
    Egyptian
    Canopic Jar Lid
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE)
    12.2.520
    Egyptian
    Canopic Jar Lid
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE)
    12.2.520
    Egyptian
    Stone Jar
    3rd Millennium BCE (3100-2100 BCE)
    12.2.521
    Egyptian
    Block from a Temple
    Ptolemaic Period (306-47 BCE)
    12.2.525
    Unknown Egyptian, Egyptian
    Pottery Jar
    collected about 1867-1868
    12.2.540
    Egyptian
    Stone Jar
    Predynastic Period, Late Naqada II (about 3400-3300 BCE)
    12.2.552
    Egyptian
    Stela of Amun-Hor, son of Pedy-Iset
    Late Period, Dynasty 25 (780-660 BCE)
    13.157.4111
    Egyptian
    Stela of Amun-Hor, son of Pedy-Iset
    Late Period, Dynasty 25 (780-660 BCE)
    13.157.4111
    Egyptian
    Heart Scarab
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
    13.157.4112
    Egyptian
    Heart Scarab
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
    13.157.4112
    Roman
    Red granite; or part of Pompey's pillar (possibly)
    4th century
    13.158.4255
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Egyptian
    Face from a Coffin
    Ramesside Period (possibly) (1292-1069 BCE)
    13.163.4115
    Thebes
    Foot from a Coffin
    Ramesside (1295-1070 BCE)
    157.25.13957
    Egyptian
    Foot from a Coffin
    Ramesside (1295-1070 BCE)
    157.25.13957
    Egyptian
    Foot from a Coffin
    Ramesside (1295-1070 BCE)
    157.25.13957
    Egyptian
    Foot from a Coffin
    Ramesside (1295-1070 BCE)
    157.25.13957
    Egyptian
    Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    162.4.29024
    Egyptian
    Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    162.4.29024
    Egyptian
    Uraeus (cobra) Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    162.4.29024
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    Late Period (743-332 BCE)
    178.23.25791
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    Late Period (743-332 BCE)
    178.23.25791
    Egyptian
    Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
    Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
    181.2.25997
    Egyptian
    Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
    Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
    181.2.25997
    Egyptian
    Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
    Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
    181.2.25997
    Egyptian
    Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
    Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
    181.2.25997
    Egyptian
    Statuette of a Cat, or a Kitten Coffin
    Late Period (743-332 BCE) to Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)
    181.2.25997
    Egyptian
    Shabti, with text
    Probably Dynasty 22 (945-730 BCE)
    181.2.25998
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    181.2.26005
    Egyptian
    Bes Amulet
    First Millennium BCE (1000 BCE-1 CE)
    181.2.26005
    Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
    Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
    2006
    2006.76.1
    Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
    Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
    2006
    2006.76.1
    Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
    Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
    2006
    2006.76.3
    Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
    Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
    2006
    2006.76.3
    Egyptian
    Wedjat-eye Amulet
    Third Intermediate Period (1070-743 BCE)
    2011.1
    Egyptian
    Wedjat-eye Amulet
    Third Intermediate Period (1070-743 BCE)
    2011.1
    Eric van Hove, Belgian (born in Algeria, works in Brussels and Marakech), born 1975
    V12 Laraki
    2013
    2014.32
    Unknown Arab Maker
    Dagger and Sheath
    possibly late 19th century, collected about 1900
    32.2.5117
    Unknown Arab Maker
    Dagger and Sheath
    possibly late 19th century, collected about 1900
    32.2.5117
    Unknown Arab Maker
    Dagger and Sheath
    possibly late 19th century, collected about 1900
    32.2.5117
    Egyptian
    Shroud of Mahu with Book of the Dead
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1549-1295 BCE), about 1430 BCE
    39.64.6623
    Egyptian
    Paddle Doll
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    39.64.6625
    Egyptian
    Shabti for the wab-priest of Amun, Sebekmose
    Ramesside Period, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
    39.64.6628
    Egyptian
    Shabti for the wab-priest of Amun, Sebekmose
    Ramesside Period, Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BCE)
    39.64.6628
    Egyptian
    Face From a Rishi Mask
    Dynasty 17 (1650-1500 BCE)
    39.64.6629
    Egyptian
    Burnished pottery bowl
    Predynastic Period, Late Naqada II to Early Naqada III
    39.64.6637
    Egyptian
    Burnished pottery bowl
    Predynastic Period, Late Naqada II to Early Naqada III
    39.64.6637
    Egyptian
    Pottery Ring Stand
    Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
    39.64.6643
    Egyptian
    Pottery Ring Stand
    Dynasty 18 (1550-1295 BCE)
    39.64.6643
    Egyptian
    Miniature Pottery Jar
    Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)
    39.64.6662
    Egyptian
    Pottery Hes-jar
    Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 (about 2000 BCE)
    39.64.6681
    Egyptian
    Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
    Late Naqada II (3500-3300 BCE)
    39.64.6688
    Egyptian
    Pottery Jar with Lug Handles
    Late Naqada II (3500-3300 BCE)
    39.64.6688