Overview

Looking Through the Pylon
“Dignified and beautifully proportioned, it [the gateway] is symbolic of an attitude toward the dead and their part in the hereafter, expressive, but respectful and reverential, which arose in the valley of the Nile centuries before Christianity and is consequently so detached from modern creeds, prejudices or sentiments that it can appeal to any belief.” — Denison Olmstead, Professor of Astronomy and Natural... Read more »
The architect Henry Austin designed only one known Egyptianizing monument...
This stone slab, part of a larger monument of uncertain provenance, is one of...
Imagining the ancient Nile Valley was inextricable from recording its surviving...
Son and pupil of the influential Swiss painter, Salomon Corrodi (1810-1892),...
Paschalis Romanus, who signed his name along with the year 1286 on this marble...
Nearly a thousand miles south of the Mediterranean, surrounded by dunes, the...
Starting in the late Republican period and increasing after the conquest of...
The child-god Harpocrates was a popular subject for terracotta figurines in...
A masterpiece of biscuit porcelain sculpture, Personification of the River Nile...
The elaborate interior designs of Giovanni Battista Piranesi epitomize the pre-...
While magnificent temples decorate the landscape of Upper Egypt, from Abydos to...
This surprisingly heavy bronze statuette depicts the mummiform god Osiris...
This large folio from the Description de l’Égypte (Description of Egypt) is the...
After Alexander’s conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C.E. and the establishment of a...
Alexander Rowan, a little-known painter of the mid-nineteenth century British...
The vicissitudes of life in the ancient Mediterranean often drove individuals...
On August 22, 1798, General Napoleon Bonaparte founded the “Institute of Egypt...
These six gilded and decorated cartonnage pieces were formed from linen soaked...
Three painted figures on a single ground-line are preserved on this fragment...
Funerary stelae, much like modern tomb stones, were focal points for the...
This archaizing relief, a copy of a painting executed eight hundred years...
Designed to fit beneath a larger buffet in a well-appointed dining room, this...
This Egyptian revival mantleclock and pair of obelisks combines the majesty of...
One of the most successful painters of the Victorian period, Edwin Longsden...
One of the most influential design manuals of the Victorian period, Owen Jones...
Perhaps best known as a writer of nonsense verse, Edward Lear was also an...
Yale and UNESCO In 1960, Yale University became part of the Nubian Salvage...
The hieroglyphs on this small mummiform figure are from Chapter 6 of the Book...
This plate from the monumental publication of the Napoleonic expedition,...