This ClipArt gallery offers 55 illustrations of ornaments and decorations typical of ancient Egypt.

"Amulet" — Quackenbos, 1882

Amulet

"Amulet" — Quackenbos, 1882

An illustration of the Asiatics visiting Egypt.

Asiatics Visiting Egypt

An illustration of the Asiatics visiting Egypt.

An Egyptian bracelet

Bracelet

An Egyptian bracelet

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Egyptians baking bricks.

Brick Baking

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Egyptians baking bricks.

The Egyptian capital is the upper termination of the column with opened papyrus flowers. It is found in Philae an island on the Nile river in Egypt.

Egyptian Capital

The Egyptian capital is the upper termination of the column with opened papyrus flowers. It is found…

An illustration of an Egyptian ivory carving.

Ivory Carving

An illustration of an Egyptian ivory carving.

"The Egyptian chairs of which we have a great variety of representations, were not inferior in elegance to any thing of the kind at the present day." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian chair

"The Egyptian chairs of which we have a great variety of representations, were not inferior in elegance…

The back of the Egyptian chair is treated as a frame.

Egyptian Chair

The back of the Egyptian chair is treated as a frame.

Upholstered Egyptian chair with patterned material.

Egyptian Chair with Patterned Material

Upholstered Egyptian chair with patterned material.

An illustration of a pair of Egyptian gold earrings.

Golden Earrings

An illustration of a pair of Egyptian gold earrings.

Assorted Egyptian Ornaments.

Egyptian Ornaments

Assorted Egyptian Ornaments.

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic panel with a cartouche. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oblong enclosure with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name, coming into use during the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty under Pharaoh Sneferu.

Hieroglyphic Panel

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic panel with a cartouche. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche…

An illustration of various Egyptian household items.

Egyptian Household Items

An illustration of various Egyptian household items.

Key pattern.

Key Pattern

Key pattern.

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Lotus Band

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Lotus Band

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Lotus Band

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Lotus Band

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

Lotus Band

Painted lotus band from Egyptian tomb.

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a product of the life-giving, wealth-bestowing Nile it was symbolic both of that river and of the solar divinities which ruled the river's inundations and imparted to it its fertility and life-renewing powers.

Conventionalized Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a product of the life-giving,…

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. It is shown in the hands of kings and gods; laid as an offering on altars and tied to the tops of posts and columns.

Conventionalized Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. It is shown in the hands of kings…

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a border ornament, the lotus was alternated with the bud, usually in a pendant position, perhaps in imitation of fringes of tassels.

Conventionalized Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a border ornament, the lotus…

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a border ornament, the lotus was alternated with the bud, usually in a pendant position, perhaps in imitation of fringes of tassels.

Conventionalized Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has been called the sacred flower of Ancient Egypt. As a border ornament, the lotus…

This rosette ornament is constructed of four stylized lotus flowers.

Lotus Flower Rosette

This rosette ornament is constructed of four stylized lotus flowers.

Lotus flower forms: a) full flower, b) trilobe forms.

Lotus Flower Forms

Lotus flower forms: a) full flower, b) trilobe forms.

The lotus flower was often conbined with spirals to form all-over patterns

Lotus Flower Pattern

The lotus flower was often conbined with spirals to form all-over patterns

Lotus-palmette design in a gold jewel from the IVth dynasty.

Lotus-Palmette

Lotus-palmette design in a gold jewel from the IVth dynasty.

Lotus-palmette design.

Lotus-Palmette

Lotus-palmette design.

The peculiar horn-like volutes are probably representations of the third and fourth sepals of the lotus-calyx.

Lotus-Palmette

The peculiar horn-like volutes are probably representations of the third and fourth sepals of the lotus-calyx.

Lotus-palmette necklace.

Lotus-Palmette Necklace

Lotus-palmette necklace.

Lotus-palmette with tabs consists of a group of diverging leaves or petals springing from between two spirals. It is predominately used as an isolated or terminal motive in Egyptian art.

Lotus-Palmette with Tabs

Lotus-palmette with tabs consists of a group of diverging leaves or petals springing from between two…

"Colossal Man-Beast in alabaster, from the Palace of Sargon (now in the Louvre)." - West, 1904

Colossal Man-Beast

"Colossal Man-Beast in alabaster, from the Palace of Sargon (now in the Louvre)." - West, 1904

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting coffins and then finally a sarcophagus.

Mummy Coffin

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting…

The papyprus is a frequent form in Egyptian ornament. Its straight, stiff triangular stem with four root-leaves wrapping its slightly swelling base, is imitated in the clustered shafts of many columnrs, and painted as a decoration on walls and on bell-capitals, often alternating with conventional lotuses. The stem bears a bunch of tiny flowers, forming with their stems a group of green filiments witht reddish tops, growing out of a calyz of four leaves or bracts. These supply the suggestion for many bell-shaped forms in Egyptian ornament, including the great campaniform capitals of the huge columns of the Karnak hypostyle hall.

Papyrus

The papyprus is a frequent form in Egyptian ornament. Its straight, stiff triangular stem with four…

A stylized papyrus.

Conventional Papyrus

A stylized papyrus.

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Ramesses II returning in triumph from Syria.

Ramesses II Returning From Syria

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Ramesses II returning in triumph from Syria.

A sarcophagus is a funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved or cut from stone. The word "sarcophagus" comes from the Greek meaning "to eat", hence sarkophagus means "flesh-eating"; from the phrase lithos sarkophagos the word came to refer to the limestone that was thought to decompose the flesh of corpses interred within it.

Sarcophagus

A sarcophagus is a funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved or cut from stone. The word…

The scarab is a carved piece of stone used as an amulet that represents a scarab beetle on one side and has other engravings on the bottom.

Scarab

The scarab is a carved piece of stone used as an amulet that represents a scarab beetle on one side…

"Scarab, a conventional beetle, which is a common motive in Egyptian art. The more oval form here seen still bears a closer affinity to some Egyptian scarab-borders of the Eighteenth Dynasty." -Whitney, 1911

Scarab

"Scarab, a conventional beetle, which is a common motive in Egyptian art. The more oval form here seen…

Scroll-Rosette Pattern

Scroll-Rosette Pattern

Scroll-Rosette Pattern

An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting the siege of a city showing the use of a battering ram.

Siege of a City with Battering Ram

An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting the siege of a city showing the use of a battering ram.

Spiral all-over pattern.

Spiral All-over Pattern

Spiral all-over pattern.

An Egyptian carved wooden spoon with cover.

Carved Wooden Spoon with Cover

An Egyptian carved wooden spoon with cover.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

Tomb Ceiling

Painted all-over design from an Egyptian tomb ceiling.

The vulture, with widespread wings, symbolizing protection and maternal care, is a frequent and a splendid decoration of temple ceilings, and appears in many other applications.

Painted Vulture

The vulture, with widespread wings, symbolizing protection and maternal care, is a frequent and a splendid…

Vulture with plumes of royality from the ceiling of a hypostyle hall.

Vulture with Plumes

Vulture with plumes of royality from the ceiling of a hypostyle hall.

Vulture or hawlk in enamel on gold.

Gold Enamel Vulture

Vulture or hawlk in enamel on gold.

Winged disk.

Winged Disk

Winged disk.