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"An Egyptian Bestiary": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 52, no. 4 (Spring, 1995)

"An Egyptian Bestiary"

Arnold, Dorothea
64 pages
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Dorothea Arnold

After sixteen years of field work in Egypt, Dorothea Arnold became an associate curator in the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum in 1988. She was appointed the Lila Acheson Wallace Curator in Charge of the department in 1991, and the chairman in 2005, from which post she retired in 2012. Her scholarly work focused on Middle Kingdom art and archaeology, but also included the Amarna period and general aspects of the arts and culture of ancient Egypt. She organized major exhibitions and gallery reinstallations as well as the excavation and research of the department at sites in Egypt during her tenure.

ca. 1400–1390 B.C.
Hair Comb Decorated with Rows of Wild Animals, Ivory
ca. 3200–3100 B.C.
Tomb Chapel of Raemkai: South Wall, Limestone, paint
ca. 2446–2389 B.C.
Gazelle, Ivory (elephant), wood, blue-pigment inlay
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Weight of 3 Deben in the Shape of a Gazelle, Bronze or copper alloy
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Antelope Head, Greywacke, travertine (Egyptian alabaster), agate
525–404 B.C.
Ibex-Shaped Design Amulet Inscribed With A Crocodile and A Fish, Faience
ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Ibex, Mottled semi-translucent  quartz
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Statuette of Anubis, Plastered and painted wood
332–30 B.C.
Headband with Heads of Gazelles and a Stag Between Stars or Flowers, Gold
ca. 1648–1540 B.C.
Head of a Canid, possibly a Jackal, Gypsum plaster
664–332 B.C.
Recumbent Anubis, Limestone, originally painted black
664–30 B.C.
Ostracon with Pharaoh Spearing a Lion and a Royal Hymn on its Back, Limestone, ink
ca. 1186–1070 B.C.
Lion Cub, Quartzite
ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Amulet in the Form of a Lion-Headed Goddess, Faience
1070–664 B.C.
Handle of a Cosmetic Spoon in the Form of a Leopard, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Leopard-Head Girdle of Sithathoryunet, Gold, amethyst, diorite pellets (inside)
ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), copper, quartz crystal, paint
ca. 1990–1900 B.C.
Jerboa figurine, Faience
ca. 1850–1640 B.C.
Genet Amulet, Faience
664–380 B.C.
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