University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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.

1 - 22 of 22 Records

Statue

59-23-1

59-23-1

Textile

E634B

E634B

Statue

E9217

E9217



Architectural Relief

E16230

E16230

Royal Shawabti

92-2-66

92-2-66

Statue

E7005

E7005



Jar

E1399

E1399

Lintel

E1823

E1823

This object is on display

Wand

E2914

E2914



Manuscript

E2746

E2746

Statue

E14295

E14295

Statue

E14350

E14350



Jar

E8183

E8183

Wine Jar Lid

E14368B

E14368B

This object is on display

Mummy Mask

53-20-1A

53-20-1A

This object is on display


Statue

69-29-1

69-29-1

This object is on display

Jar

E14368A

E14368A

This object is on display

Stela

E6878

E6878

This object is on display


Coffin Box

E14344B

E14344B

Statue

E635

E635

This object is on display

Necklace

29-70-19

29-70-19



Statue

E12326

E12326

This object is on display

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