Egyptian Section Collection Highlights


Penn Museum houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Nubian material in the United States, numbering some 42,000 items. Assembled through a century of archaeological research, this collection is unusual in that the vast majority of the objects were obtained through archaeological investigations in Egypt and entered the Museum through a division of finds with Egypt's Antiquities Service. The collections of the Egyptian Section derive primarily from excavations sponsored by the Museum - from notable sites such as Memphis, Giza, and Dendereh - and have been augmented by select purchases and donations. Before beginning its own excavations, the Museum financially supported the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund (later Egypt Exploration Society), a British organization responsible for archaeological excavations throughout Egypt. Because the Museum has worked at a wide range of sites (provincial and royal cemeteries, palaces, temples, towns, sanctuaries, and settlements), the collection spans ancient Egypt's entire history, from the Predynastic Period (ca. 4000 BCE) through the Greco-Roman Period and into the Coptic Period (ending in the 7th century CE). It also includes a large number of material categories, such as architecture, statuary, minor arts, domestic artifacts, textiles, papyri, pottery, tools, jewelry, weapons, funerary objects, and human and animal remains.

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E16230
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59-23-1
E1823
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E14295
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Stela
E16230
View Object | 29319
Statue
59-23-1
View Object | 53282
Lintel
E1823
View Object | 52670
Statue
E14295
View Object | 53604

E2914
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E8183
E7005
69-29-1
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Object
E2914
View Object | 53285
Jar
E8183
View Object | 29368
Statue
E7005
View Object | 77397
Statue
69-29-1
View Object | 29314

E14368A
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E14368B
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E634B
E14350
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Jar
E14368A
View Object | 53284
Wine Jar Lid
E14368B
View Object | 53284
Textile
E634B
View Object | 54035
Statue
E14350
View Object | 77166

92-2-66
E1399
E2746
E9217
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Royal Shawabti
92-2-66
View Object | 56114
Jar
E1399
View Object | 53271
Manuscript
E2746
View Object | 89495
Statue
E9217
View Object | 53283

53-20-1A
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E635
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E6878
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E12326
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Mummy Mask
53-20-1A
View Object | 77038
Statue
E635
View Object | 29304
Stela
E6878
View Object | 53288
Statue
E12326
View Object | 29422

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