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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.<\P>

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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Stela

E6878

E6878

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Textile

E634B

E634B



Statue

59-23-1

59-23-1

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Statue

E12326

E12326

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Statue

E7005

E7005

Necklace

29-70-19

29-70-19

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Statue

69-29-1

69-29-1

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Lintel

E1823

E1823

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Jar

E14368A

E14368A

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Statue

E14350

E14350

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Wand

E2914

E2914



Jar

E8183

E8183

Mummy Mask

53-20-1A

53-20-1A

Statue

E14295

E14295

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Coffin Box

E14344B

E14344B

Jar

E1399

E1399

Statue

E635

E635

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Statue

E9217

E9217

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