Mechanical Dog, ivory, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Egypt. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III. The Met.Mus.of Art. This leaping hunting dog can be made to open and close its mouth using the lever beneath the chest. When the mouth is opened, two teeth and a red tongue are visible.
Game of Hounds and Jackals, ca. 1814–1805 B.C. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat IV. Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb.Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.
Standing man holding statuette of Nebethetepet or Nehemetaui, 600–200 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.8.98)
Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Ramesses II
The cat first appears in painting and relief at the end of the Old Kingdom, and this cosmetic jar is the earliest-known three-dimensional representation of the animal in Egyptian art. | Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, early, ca. 1990–1900 B.C. Egypt. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1990 (1990.59.1)
Fragment de statue montrant le visage d'une divinité masculine. Nouvel Empire ; Musée du Louvre (Paris).