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Welcome to the NMS Gallery. This page shows a selection of objects from the collections of the National Museums of Scotland along with some background information about the objects. Additional objects are included on the page devoted to the N.M.S. Four Sons of Horus.

26th Dynasty shabti figure.

This shabti (or Ushabti) figure dates from the 26th Dynasty, the famous Saite period. This time saw the overthrow of the Assyrian overlords of Egypt and a return to Egyptian rule.

Statuette of Osiris

This typical statuette shows Osiris, the god of the dead. It is made of bronze and is thought to date from the Ptolemaic period, around 200 BC

Statue Of Ramesses IX

This statue, in green schist, shows Ramesses IX making an offering to a God. He is holding a small shrine, and on top of the shrine is the sacred Scarab beetle. Little is known about the reign of this king, and very little information in general is available abut this period in Egyptian history.




Canopic Jars
This set of Canopic Jars is an excellent example of the practice of carving the stoppers into the heads of the guardians of the internal organs, the 4 sons of Horus

Double Coffin - This double coffin from Thebes held the mummies of two small Roman Period children.

This fine gold charm was probably given to a child as a protection against drowning - Fish Charm

Funerary Model

The Ancient Egyptians took a great deal of equipment to the grave with them. It was thought that models such as these would become magically active in the next life.

Now View some Mummy Masks, or look at a selection of Amarna period objects from the N.M.S.

All objects photographed here are from the collection of the National Museums of Scotland.
Thanks to the N.M.S. Department of History and Applied Art for information concerning the objects.