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Pottery excavated from Egyptian archealogical sites can be found within the Iziko Social History collection, some of which are on display on the upper level of the Iziko Slave Lodge.  

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A replica mural of Tutankhamun's tomb, as can be viewed on the upper level of the Iziko Slave Lodge

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A Coptic stamp in the pattern of a fish dated between 400-700 AD. From the Iziko Social History collection.  

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A cosmetic pallete in the shape of a fish forms part of the Iziko Social History collection of Egyptian artefacts.

 

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The Egyptian room situated on the upper level of the Iziko Slave Lodge.

Egyptian artefacts
Iziko Museums of South Africa has a small but interesting collection of Egyptian artefacts. The bulk of this collection consists of the Tarkhan artefacts excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie at the site of the modern Kafr-Tarkhan, 59 km from Cairo, and dates mainly from the Early Dynastic period (3050-2686BCE). There are, however, some later pieces as well. Other objects include objects from Amarna (1891-1892), a fairly large component of everyday objects such as ceramics and faiencereligious/grave objects such as mummified animalscanopic vases,ushabtisgrave models and a Middle Kingdom stela.
 
Artifacts excavated by Guy Brunton, mainly from Middle Egypt, arrived in South Africa in 1929. Alabaster wares, slate palettes and various other objects from Predynastic to Coptic times form part of this collection. The rest of the objects in the collection were either bought from auctioneers in Europe or donated by private persons.
 
For more information visit the online knowledge resource: egyptinsouthafrica.iziko.org.za.

Contact

Esther Esmyol
Email: eesmyol@iziko.org.za
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 467 7205