Category: egypt

Egyptian Cuirassier’s Helmet for the Khedive’s…

Egyptian Cuirassier’s Helmet for the Khedive’s Bodyguard, 19th Century

met-egyptian-art: Otter statue, Egyptian ArtG…

met-egyptian-art:

Otter statue, Egyptian Art

Gift of Lily S. Place, 1923
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: cupreous metal

Siwa Oasis, Egypt, deep inside the Sahara Dese…

Siwa Oasis, Egypt, deep inside the Sahara Desert. The light, the culture, the hospitality, the food. Someday we will go back.
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#siwa #egypt #travelsinafrica #independenttravel #stonehouseartifacts #desertlife #andacat (at Siwa Oasis – واحة سيوة)
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Monumental. . . . . . . #cairo #thesphinx #egy…

Monumental.
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#cairo #thesphinx #egypt #independenttraveller #travelsinafrica #stonehouseartifacts (at Giza Pyramids)
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Early Botanical carved into stone at Karnak in…

Early Botanical carved into stone at Karnak in Luxor, Egypt.
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#karnak #botanical #papyrus #luxor #egypt #travelsinegypt #independenttraveler #stonehouseartifacts #justgo (at Karnak, Egypt)
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Yes. Karnak. . . . . . . . . #egypt #karnak…

Yes. Karnak.
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#egypt #karnaktemple #luxor #architecture #pillars #☄️#travelsinafrica #independenttraveler #stonehouseartifacts (at Karnak, Egypt)
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This was our first night in Luxor, Egypt a few…

This was our first night in Luxor, Egypt a few years ago. We pulled into town and saw the Nile under a full moon 🌕.
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#luxor #egypt #fullmoon #travelsinafrica #independenttraveler (at Luxor, Egypt)
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victoriansword: Egyptian Cavalry Sword by Wilk…

victoriansword:

Egyptian Cavalry Sword by Wilkinson Sword Co.

Sort of a British sword and sort of not! This is one of the rarest Wilkinson troopers’ swords you can find – made on contract for the Egyptian Army when it was under British control, some time at the end of the 19th century. Sword collectors will instantly recognise the shape as that of a French M1822 light cavalry sabre, which the Egyptians wanted for their cavalry – so Wilkinson made them. This is one of the only ways that you’ll get a French/US styled cavalry trooper’s sword made by Wilkinson and this example is in wonderful condition. The blade is perfect, like new. The maker’s mark is crisp. The hilt is rock solid and in equally great condition. The brass is aged, but perfect. The shark skin is 100% perfect. The grip wire is all there and tight.

Egyptian Revival scarab paperweight (inscribed…

Egyptian Revival scarab paperweight (inscribed with name of Ramses in hieroglyphics) made by Rambervillers, France, circa 1920.

victoriansword: Egyptian cuirassiers and thei…

victoriansword:

Egyptian cuirassiers and their armour

Egyptian (Ottoman) Khedive Guard’s cuirass and helmet, early mid to late 1800s. Muhammad Ali Pasha was an Albanian commander in the Ottoman army who became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. The Khedive’s Army of Egypt (The Turkish Egyptian Army), was part of the Ottoman Imperial Army until the outbreak of war in August 1914, using the same ranks, training, and similar uniforms.

Muhammad Ali Pasha had his own ambitions that were often at odds with the 

Sublime Porte. The arms and armour of his armies were inspired by French styles.